Press Releases

May 24, 2016

Rep. Meeks Becomes Original Member of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks joined the inaugural Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. The Caucus is dedicated to protecting every American’s right to vote.

May 23, 2016

Rep. Meeks Sends Letter Encouraging Equitable Labor Agreement in Verizon Labor Negotiations

New York, NY— Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement regarding a letter he sent last week to Verizon, the CWA, and the IBEW.

May 12, 2016

Rep. Meeks Delivers Powerful Speech Addressing Constituents' Survey Responses

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks delivered the following address on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding responses he received from an eNewsletter survey:

May 11, 2016

U.S. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Celebrates Israel’s Independence Day

Issues: Foreign Affairs

Washington, D.C.—On the 68th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement:

May 6, 2016

Rep. Meeks Hails CFPB Ruling As Win for Consumers

Washington, D.C.— Senior Member of the Financial Services Committee, U.S. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement regarding the CFPB ruling yesterday:

May 3, 2016

Longtime Advocate Rep. Meeks Applauds Announcement of 116th Precinct

Queens, NY—Today, Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bratton announced a new precinct in Southeast Queens. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, who represents Southeast Queens, issued the following statement relating to the announcement:

Apr 27, 2016

Rep. Meeks Urges Republicans to Fulfill President Obama’s Zika Funding Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OMB Director Shaun Donovan and National Security Advisor Susan Rice yesterday wrote to Republican Leadership urging them to fulfill President Obama’s $1.9 billion request for emergency funding to fight the Zika virus. President Obama first requested the supplemental funding on February 22nd, 2016. With Republicans failing to act on this public health crisis, House Democrats introduced a bill fulfilling the President’s request. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement regarding the threat of Zika:

Apr 26, 2016

Congressman Meeks Reacts to Flood Insurance Rate-Setting Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, a Senior Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued a statement today in response to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on FEMA flood insurance rates that was released last week. In 2014, Congressman Meeks and several members of the committee requested that the GAO conduct a study of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) rate-setting methods under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to ensure that flood insurance rates are consistent with actual flood risk. The GAO report found that FEMA has made significant improvements but not all of its original recommendations have been fully achieved.

Apr 19, 2016

U.S. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Denounces Taliban Attack in Kabul

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senior Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, issued the following statement today regarding the Taliban attack in Kabul:

Apr 18, 2016

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Condemns Terrorist Attack on Jerusalem Bus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senior Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, issued the following statement regarding a terrorist attack on a bus in Talpiot, a neighborhood in Jerusalem, Israel:

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