Press Releases

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.

Feb 2, 2017

Rep. Meeks Statement Commemorating Black History Month

Washington, D.C.—Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus, issued the following statement in honor of Black History Month:

Jan 31, 2017

Rep. Meeks Statement on being Renamed Ranking Democrat on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee

Washington, D.C.— After being renamed as the Ranking Member on the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee within the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Meeks released the following statement:

Jan 19, 2017

Rep. Meeks and NY Congressional Delegation Urge Trump to Consider Devastating Consequences of ACA Repeal on New York State

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 If repealed, more than 2.7 million New Yorkers would lose health coverage and 131,000 would lose their jobs.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:

Jan 17, 2017

Rep. Meeks and Colleagues Urge OCC to Require Strong Financial Inclusion from Fintech Firms

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).

Jan 12, 2017

Rep. Meeks Applauds Obama Administration Ending “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Policy

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:

Jan 9, 2017

Rep. Meeks Statement on Trump Receiving Intel Briefing on Russian Hacking

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:

Jan 3, 2017

Rep. Meeks Demands House Foreign Affairs Committee Hold Hearings on Russian Interference in Election

Washington, D.C.—As his first official act of the 115th Congress, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, sent a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce requesting a hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Concerning the letter, Congressman Meeks issued the following statement:

Dec 19, 2016

Rep. Meeks Statement on Assassination of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey

Issues: Foreign Affairs

Washington, D.C—Representative Gregory W. Meeks, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, today made the following statement:

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