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Mar 15, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) issued the following statement calling for New York City schools to close due to the coronavirus outbreak.
 
Mar 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to increase the availability of mobile hotspots during the coronavirus outbreak to help students complete their schoolwork.
 
Mar 11, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) urged the nation’s airline industry to not penalize passengers who alter their flights due to concerns about the coronavirus.
 
Mar 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), today issued the following statement criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for referring to the coronavirus as the “Chinese coronavirus.”
 
Mar 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C – Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) that seeks to reunite Korean American families with loved ones in North Korea was passed tonight by the full U.S. House of Representatives. The measure now heads for a vote in the United States Senate.  
 
Mar 8, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY) and Nydia M. Velázquez, along with Reps. Nita M. Lowey, Eliot Engel, Adriano Espaillat, Carolyn Maloney, Gregory W. Meeks, Jerrold Nadler, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Max Rose, and José E.
Mar 4, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan emergency spending package that would provide $8.3 billion in federal funds to address the coronavirus. Included in the measure is a provision based on legislation recently introduced by Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Nydia M.
Mar 2, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), the First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, and Rep.
Mar 2, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – This past weekend, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) brought Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar to Queens.
 
Feb 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), spoke at a CAPAC press conference on Capitol Hill to urge other Members of Congress to help stop the spread of xenophobia and misinformation related to the coronavirus by only sharing confirmed and verifiable information about the illness.

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In The News

Aug 4, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, along with House of Representatives members from New Jersey and Texas, introduced legislation at the end of last week that aims to reduce the number of fraudulent phone calls and texts that millions of Americans constantly receive.
Jul 28, 2014 In The News
Just over four months since bringing a congressional hearing to her home borough, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) followed through on her commitment to bringing more resources to Queens’ small businesses.
Jul 15, 2014 In The News

In 2012, a six-year study was published that examined the occupational history of more than 1,000 women, finding that those who worked in the automotive plastics and in the food packaging industries were five times more likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer than women in the control group. One of the main chemicals used in their workplaces? Bisephenol A, better known as BPA.

Jun 4, 2014 In The News
Despite her brief legislative career, freshman U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) has become one of Congress’s most steadfast supporters of Israel and Jewish issues.
Mar 26, 2014 In The News
Airplane noise over Queens is on the path to being silenced. Or at least as much as possible.
 
Congressmember Grace Meng hailed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement that he will be moving forward with plans to address airplane noise over Queens with the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey.
Feb 28, 2014 In The News
Jan 28, 2014 In The News
Excitement continues to build around the Super Bowl coming to the New York area. The game at MetLife Stadium will be a boon for local businesses, with approximately $550 million expected to flow into the region's economy.

Unfortunately, there is also a dark side to the event.
Dec 20, 2013 In The News
Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) is pushing legislation that would stop stores from selling expired baby formula.
 
Meng told The Hill she is talking with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on her bill to keep outdated formula off the shelves. The freshman Democrat has called her legislation "a no-brainer" and is stunned that it's necessary.

Sep 17, 2013 In The News

Elected officials representing northeast Queens at the state and federal level gathered in Bayside Tuesday to call on the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct environmental reviews when making changes to flight patterns.

Jul 24, 2013 In The News

Elected officials representing northeast Queens at the federal level are calling on the Port Authority to set up an advisory committee to address airplane noise concerns in the five boroughs.

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