Press Releases

Dec 11, 2015

Meeks, King, McCain and Reid Urge President Obama to Grant Posthumous Pardon for Jack Johnson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) joined U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Harry Reid (D-NV) in sending a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to issue a posthumous pardon to boxing legend 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. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that President Obama signed yesterday included a resolution cosponsored by the above Representatives and Senators, expressing that it is the sense of Congress that Mr. Johnson should be posthumously pardoned. Congressman Meeks issued a statement regarding the letter to President Obama:

Dec 3, 2015

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Statement on Republicans Disallowing Vote on the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement after Republicans in the House of Representatives blocked a vote on H.R. 1076, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act:

Dec 3, 2015

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Applauds Passage of No Child Left Behind Overhaul

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a bill to replace No Child Left Behind, by a vote of 359-64:

Nov 25, 2015

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Statement on Laquan McDonald Video Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement regarding the release of video footage showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald:

Nov 20, 2015

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Statement on Terrorist Attack in Mali

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement regarding the hostage situation at the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali:

Nov 19, 2015

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Statement Regarding Vote Against H.R. 4038

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement regarding his vote against H.R. 4038 the so-called “American SAFE Act of 2015":

Nov 18, 2015

Excerpt From U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Statement During Hearing on the Rise of Radicalism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, the Ranking Member of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee released the following excerpt of his statement during the Joint Hearing of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Homeland Security Committee entitled “The Rise of Radicalism: Growing Terrorist Sanctuaries and the Threat to the U.S. Homeland":

Oct 29, 2015

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Statement on the Third Anniversary of Super Storm Sandy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement commemorating the third anniversary of Super Storm Sandy:

Oct 29, 2015

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Statement on Missed Votes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement regarding his missed votes in the House this week:

Oct 27, 2015

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks Applauds Passage of Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement today after the House voted 313-118 to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank:

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