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Apr 28, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today announced the introduction of legislation that would require all federal government agencies to translate into multiple languages all written COVID-19-related materials that are produced for the public.
 
Apr 27, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY  – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that New York State officials brought a COVID-19 antibody testing site to Flushing, Queens on Friday and Saturday.
 
Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee – which funds all federal programs and agencies – issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 266.

Apr 22, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – With many grocery stores offering special senior citizen shopping hours due to the coronavirus crisis, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today called for these supermarkets – along with online retailers – to provide seniors and vulnerable populations with designated delivery slots as well.
 
Apr 22, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that she sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging her to ensure protections during the coronavirus pandemic for students with disabilities, English language learners (ELLs), and other school kids who require special accommodations.
 
Apr 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee that funds federal programs and agencies, today introduced the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020 to ensure that students have internet access during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic emergency.
 
Apr 20, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – After calling on the President to ensure that nursing homes immediately report coronavirus infections and deaths to the families of residents, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) announced today that the Trump administration has agreed to implement such a requirement.
 
Apr 20, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she helped to introduce the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act, a bill that seeks to provide a nationwide cancellation of rents and home mortgage payments through the duration of the coronavirus pandemic emergency declaration.
 
Apr 19, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that she sent a letter to President Trump urging him to help combat the high numbers of deaths that are occurring at nursing homes in New York, particularly in Queens, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Apr 16, 2020 Press Release
QUEENS, NY – With coronavirus relief payments now going out to taxpayers, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have launched “Get My Payment,” an online portal that allows taxpayers to track the status of their payment.
 

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In The News

Jan 30, 2017 In The News

House Democrats want to keep pressure on Republicans amid the fallout over the Trump administration’s executive order banning refugees and legal travelers from several majority-Muslim countries.

Jan 30, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Democrats offered legislation and protests Monday to try to force a repeal of  President Trump 's executive order banning most Syrian refugees and citizens from six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

Dec 2, 2016 In The News

Glendale’s fight for its own ZIP code came to a head on Wednesday, Nov. 30, as the House of Representatives was set to vote on the bill put forth by Congresswoman Grace Meng.

At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Meng announced the House passed the bill by a voice vote; it moves on to the Senate. Check QNS.com for further details.

Oct 4, 2016 In The News

A federal probe into a fiery train crash last year faults the railway operator, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D–Flushing) announced Sunday. The crash occurred July 8, 2015, when a freight train operated by New York and Atlantic Railway (NYA) slammed into a tractor-trailer at the railroad crossing at Maspeth Avenue and injured the truck’s driver.

Sep 20, 2016 In The News

As the owner of Hess-Miller Funeral Home in Middle Village, Anthony Martino has arranged thousands of funerals. “When people say what do you do? [I say], we help people,” explained Martino. In the last 8 years Martino has “helped” more than 150 veterans who either have no way to pay for funeral services or no family. “He makes it easy for us.

Aug 23, 2016 In The News

Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.

EpiPens are used to ward off potentially fatal allergic reactions, and the price has surged in recent years. A two-dose package cost less than $60 nine years ago. The cost is now closer to $400.

Jun 29, 2016 In The News

An amendment introduced by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) securing an additional $8 million for cancer research was passed last week.

The amendment provides funding for the Defense Department’s Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program. The congresswo­man’s amendment was attached to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2017.

Jun 27, 2016 In The News

Eight students that reside in Queens have been accepted to the selective and prestigious United States service academies, according to U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), who nominated the young scholars to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo.; U.S.

Jun 16, 2016 In The News

Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) will oppose a Federal Aviation Administration initiative that would include a plan for Newark Airport to use another runway for incoming flights if it results in more airplane noise for Queens, she announced last Thursday.

May 23, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama has signed a bill eliminating all known uses of the term "oriental" from federal law.

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