Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks and seventeen other members of the New York Congressional Delegation urged PEOTUS Trump to consider the severe consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If repealed, more than 2.7 million New Yorkers would lose health coverage and 131,000 would lose their jobs. Congressman Meeks issued the following statement after the letter was sent:
Washington, D.C. – On Friday, January 13, 2017, Senior Member of the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), was joined by six congressional colleagues in sending a letter urging the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to include measurable and enforceable financial inclusion requirements within its special purpose charter framework for fintech companies. The letter advocates for creating financial inclusion requirements for fintech firms, similar to those required of traditional banks pursuant to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
Washington, D.C.—Today, the Obama Administration ended the United States’ “wet foot, dry foot” policy towards Cuba. Originally implemented by President Clinton in 1995, the “wet foot, dry foot” policy permitted Cubans caught at sea trying to reach our borders to become legal residents after one year. Senior Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, issued the following statement regarding the change in policy:
Washington, D.C.—Ranking Member of the House Subcommitee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, Congressman Meeks, issued the following statement after Trump received a briefing from the intelligence community about Russian interfering in the 2016 election: