Press Releases

Feb 23, 2016

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Statement on President Obama’s Plan to Close Guantanamo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement regarding the President’s plan for closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility:

Feb 9, 2016

U.S. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Issues Statement in Support of President Obama’s Request for Emergency Funding to Fight Zika Virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Gregory Meeks commended President Obama’s request for supplemental funding dedicated to responding to the Zika virus outbreak and urged his Congressional colleagues to support the President’s request:

Feb 5, 2016

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Lauds Mayor’s Investment to Revitalize Downtown Far Rockaway

NEW YORK, NY – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement thanking Mayor de Blasio for announcing a $91 million investment to revitalize Downtown Far Rockaway:

Feb 5, 2016

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Commends Success of Plan Colombia on its 15th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Gregory Meeks commended the success of Plan Colombia on the occasion of its fifteenth anniversary and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ visit to the United States:

Jan 20, 2016

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Sends Letter to GOP Leadership Urging Republicans Not to Obstruct President Obama’s Executive Actions on Guns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New York City Congressman Gregory W. Meeks and Chicago Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly were joined by 107 Democrats to send a letter to Republican Leadership in the House and Senate, discouraging any efforts to undermine President Obama’s recent executive actions to curb gun violence:

Jan 18, 2016

Statement of Congressman Gregory W. Meeks on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

NEW YORK, NY - Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement on Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day, in honor of the civil rights leader’s birthday on January 15, 1929:

Jan 12, 2016

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Reaction to President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement after President Obama’s final State of the Union address:

Jan 8, 2016

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Announces Introduction of the Debt Collection Practices Harmonization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks introduced the Debt Collection Harmonization Act, H.R. 4347, which seeks to protect consumers from unfair and abusive conduct by debt collectors. This bill will close gaps in the Fair Debt Collection Protection Act (FDCPA) by treating all debt collected by third parties similarly while also providing FDCPA teeth by adjusting penalties for inflation. Additionally, H.R. 4347 prevents private debt collection companies from collecting debts associated with natural disasters, and requires the Department of Treasury to manage debt collection associated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s errors in the administration of Individual Assistance claims:

Jan 5, 2016

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Applauds President Obama’s Executive Action on Gun Violence Prevention

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force issued the following statement praising President Barack Obama’s announcement that his administration will take executive action to curb gun violence in America:

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