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Aug 19, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security—which has oversight over the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) budget and policies—announced today she sent a letter to acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf after news emerged that Muslim detainees in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Miami, Florida, were forced to choose between pork or pork-based products and rotten or expired halal meals.
Aug 17, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) reminded Queens families to be aware of a new federal government benefit that provides all New York City public school parents with $420 per child.
 
Aug 16, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) tonight issued the following statement on the death of former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman.
 
Aug 14, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today issued the following statement calling for the firing of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
 
Aug 12, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) today issued the following statement regarding New York City’s plans to reopen school buildings.
 
Aug 7, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) led a letter to House and Senate leaders calling for the next coronavirus relief package to provide economic impact payments to millions of immigrants who file their taxes with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN).
 
Aug 6, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she has cosponsored the SNAP COVID-19 Anti-Hunger Restaurant Relief for You Act (H.R. 6688), which would expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Restaurant Meals Program (SNAP RMP) to help those experiencing food insecurity during the coronavirus crisis access low-cost meals at restaurants.
Jul 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a provision sponsored by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) that would block President Trump’s memorandum to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted in congressional apportionment.

 

Jul 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) issued the following statement after NPR reported early this morning that the U.S.

Jul 30, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations that has oversight of the U.S.

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In The News

May 5, 2020 In The News

A group of city lawmakers are pushing for the next coronavirus stimulus package to bankroll a “universal” moratorium on rent and mortgage payments — an unprecedented proposal that carries a monthly price tag of at least $66 billion.

May 5, 2020 In The News

Several Queens Congress Members want the next COVID-19 relief bill to include assistance for bodegas, ethnic grocery stores and small independent supermarkets.

May 4, 2020 In The News

The MTA announced it has completed an $8.6 million upgrade and renewal at the Murray Hill LIRR station, bringing a major accessibility improvement.

The station now has two elevators, one each for the eastbound and westbound platforms, making the station accessible to all customers for the first time.

May 1, 2020 In The News

At Justin Racette’s West Chicago elementary school, instructors rarely assigned homework online before April.

May 1, 2020 In The News

When Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., confronted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., about his repeated use of the term “Chinese coronavirus” roughly a month ago, she was disappointed. While critics noted the term could perpetuate a racist association between the coronavirus and Chinese people, putting Asians in harm’s way, Meng recalled McCarthy being dismissive of her concern.

Apr 30, 2020 In The News

Congresswoman Grace Meng on April 28 introduced a bill that would require all federal government agencies to translate written COVID-19-related materials to be into multiple languages for the public.

The COVID-19 Language Access Act would apply to any federal agency that receives coronavirus-related funding.

Apr 30, 2020 In The News

With over 3,600 COVID-19 deaths in state nursing homes and adult care facilities reported as of April 27, Gov. Cuomo announced that the Department of Health and Attorney General Letitia James will be conducting a joint investigation to determine whether facilities are administering appropriate levels of care to residents.

Apr 30, 2020 In The News

“The main message we all have to get around: We’re as strong as the weakest link when it comes to COVID-19,” Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Flushing) said at the April 22 launch of the first mobile testing site in Queens. “Whether you’re unbanked, undocumented ... everyone needs to come out and trust the testing process and be part of our economy again.

Apr 29, 2020 In The News

Two Queens congressmembers called on the federal government to allow co-ops and condos to be eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, the federal stimulus program designed to help small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. 

Apr 28, 2020 In The News

NEW YORK — An uptick in hate crimes against Asian Americans continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to NYPD data.

Moreover, the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is worried about under-reporting.

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