Press Releases

Jun 22, 2016

Rep. Meeks Joins Rep. John Lewis & Democrats in Unprecedented Sit-In to Demand Gun Violence Votes

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Gregory W. Meeks has joined Democrats, led by Rep. John Lewis, in a sit-in demonstration on the floor of the House of Representatives. In addition to sending a letter to Speaker Ryan (below), the group of Democrats on the floor are demanding that Speaker Ryan keep the House in session through its planned recess to debate and vote on gun violence legislation. Specifically, the group is pushing for a vote on expanded background checks and legislation preventing gun sales to suspected terrorists on the “No-Fly” list. Regarding the sit-in, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement:

Jun 17, 2016

Rep. Meeks Announces $350,000 for Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Centers

Queens, NY—Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Centers will receive a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will improve the oral health services at four Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Centers. U.S. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement regarding the issuance of the grant:

Jun 14, 2016

Rep. Meeks Reacts to Pres. Obama’s Press Conference on Orlando, Gun Violence, and National Security

Washington, D.C.—Following President Barack Obama's press conference, Senior Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, issued the statement below:

Jun 13, 2016

Rep. Meeks Applauds Work of Friend and Retiring State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder

New York, NY--On June 3rd, NY State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced he will not run for reelection. Mr. Meeks issued the following statement relating to this announcement:

Jun 9, 2016

Rep. Meeks Calls on NYPD to Investigate Attack on Mohamed Rasheed Khan as Hate Crime

Queens, NY—Last week, Mohamed Rasheed Khan was attacked by three men as he left the Center for Islamic Studies, a mosque in Queens, New York. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, who represents the district where the attack occurred, issued the following statement regarding the attack:

Jun 7, 2016

Rep. Meeks Tours Van Wyck Expressway

Queens, NY—Yesterday, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks toured the Van Wyck Expressway to receive an update on its renovations, funded by almost entirely federal dollars. The Expressway is expected to be completed in December of 2016. Concerning his tour, Congressman Meeks issued the following statement:

Jun 4, 2016

Rep. Meeks Statement on Passing of Friend and Legend, Muhammad Ali

New York, NY—U.S. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement regarding the passing of personal friend and role model, boxing great Muhammad Ali:

May 31, 2016

Rep. Meeks Commends Verizon, CWA, and IBEW for Reaching Agreement

Jamaica, NY—Over a week ago, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks sent a letter to the CEO of Verizon and the Presidents of CWA and IBEW regarding the strike. In the letter, Rep. Meeks reminded the parties that the strike was placing a strain on his constituents, many of whom are Verizon employees or count on Verizon’s services. He encouraged all of the parties to reach a fair solution that protects unionized American employees. Relating to the announcement that a final agreement has finally been reached, Congressman Meeks issued the following statement:

May 26, 2016

U.S. Rep. Meeks Statement on Committee’s Authorization of State Department Funding

Washington, D.C.— Representative Gregory W. Meeks, senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the Committee’s mark-up and passage of the Department of State Operations Authorization and Embassy Security Act (S. 1635):

May 26, 2016

U.S. Rep Meeks Announces Winner of 2016 HS Art Competition

Washington, D.C.-- Today, U.S. Rep. Meeks announced the winner of the 5th Congressional District's 2016 Art Competition in a video posted to his Facebook. It can be found here: