Press Releases

Mar 27, 2017

Meeks Statement on Chairman Nunes’ Decision to Cancel Public Hearing on Russian Interference

Washington, D.C.—Ranking Member of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee, Gregory W. Meeks, released the following statement today regarding the House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ decision to cancel a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Russian interference in the 2016 election

Mar 10, 2017

Rep. Meeks Statement in Opposition to AHCA

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement in opposition to the Republican American Health Care Act (AHCA):

Mar 2, 2017

Rep. Meeks Demands AG Sessions Resign

Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that Jeff Sessions lied to the Senate during his confirmation hearing, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Ranking Member of the Europe Eurasia and Emerging Threats Subcommittee, issued the following statement:

Mar 2, 2017

Meeks, King, Booker, and McCain Reintroduce Resolution Calling for Posthumous Pardon for Boxing Great Jack Johnson

Washington, D.C.—Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) this week reintroduced a resolution in the House of Representatives urging the President to issue a posthumous pardon to John Arthur “Jack” Johnson. Johnson was the first African American heavyweight-boxing champion but in 1913, he was charged under the Mann Act for his interracial relationship with a white woman, tarnishing his name and ruining his career. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced a companion bill in the Senate this week. Regarding the resolution’s reintroduction, Congressman Meeks issued the following statement:

Mar 1, 2017

Rep. Meeks Celebrates Women’s History Month

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks joined millions in celebrating March as Women’s History Month for the 30th year in a row:

Mar 1, 2017

Rep. Meeks and Colleagues Urge FCC Chairman to Reconsider Revoking Licenses under Lifeline Program

Washington D.C. — U.S. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks and 39 other Democratic Members of Congress sent a letter to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission condemning his February 3rd decision to revoke designations of nine companies as Licensed Broadband Providers (LBPs) under its Lifeline Support for Affordable Communications program. The letter calls on Chairman Pai to reconsider his order revoking these designations in order to secure telephone and Internet access for low-income Americans, many of them minorities. Rep. Meeks issued the following statement. Text of the letter is below:

Mar 1, 2017

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Introduces Resolution Calling for Workforce Development Programs in Infrastructure Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. —U.S. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.Res. 159, a resolution calling for the inclusion of robust workforce development programs in any infrastructure spending bill. Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressman Tim Walz, Ranking Member of the Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, and Delegate Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands are original co-sponsors of the resolution.

Feb 28, 2017

Rep. Meeks Statement on Passing of Congressman Faleomavaega

Washington, D.C.—Rep. Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement regarding the death of Congressman Eni Faleomavaega on February 22, 2017:

Feb 16, 2017

Co-Chairs Meeks and Wilson Announce EU Caucus for 115th Congress

Washington, D.C.—Ranking Member of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, and senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Joe Wilson, today announced the introduction of the bipartisan Congressional European Union (EU) Caucus for the 115th Congress. Reps. Meeks and Wilson will serve as co-chairs and to this date, they count fifteen other United States Representatives as members of the caucus. Regarding the introduction of the EU caucus, the co-chairs Meeks and Wilson released the following joint statement:

Feb 8, 2017

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Introduces Bill to Shine Light on Corporate Diversity and Inclusion

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced legislation requiring large federal contractors and public companies to submit information on the diversity of their board of directors and senior management teams. The Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act of 2017 (H.R. 970) expands current disclosure rules, issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission, to improve transparency and publicly available information regarding corporate diversity numbers and practices.