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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement regarding the passage of the First Step Act, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that would reduce mandatory minimums of “war on drugs” era policies, increase “good time credits” that inmates could earn, allow inmates to receive “earned time credits” for participating in rehabilitative programs, allow prisoners to be incarcerated closer to home, among other changes.
Washington, DC - Today, senior member of the Financial Services Committee, Representative Gregory W. Meeks, voted in opposition to the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155). Rep. Meeks issued the following statement on his vote in opposition to S. 2155:
May 9, 2018
Rep. Meeks Statement on Trump Separating Families at Border
Washington, DC—Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement regarding the White House decision to separate families caught at the border by placing children in custody of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement.
May 9, 2018
Rep. Meeks Statement on North Korea's Release of American Prisoners
May 8, 2018
Representative Meeks’ Statement on Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Deal
Washington, DC— Senior Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, JCOPE, and reinstatement of sanctions:
Rep. Meeks Leads Letter to Sen. McConnell Urging No Vote on Graham-Cassidy without CBO Score
Washington, D.C.—Congressman Meeks led a letter (below) with 57 House Democrats to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging him and Senate Republicans to wait to vote on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill until the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has analyzed its full impact and cost. Regarding the letter, Congressman Meeks released the following statement:
Rep. Meeks Statement on Passage of Russia-Iran-North Korea Sanctions Bill
Washington, D.C.—Ranking Member of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, released the following statement on the House’s passage of H.R. 3346, the Russia-Iran-North Korea Sanctions Bill: