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Rep. Meeks Announces Opposition to NYC Council Bill Intro 1447

August 30, 2017

Rep. Meeks Announces Opposition to NYC Council Bill Intro 1447

Queens, NY—Congressman Meeks released the following statement outlining his concerns about New York City Council Bill Intro 1447:

"For years, I have fought to create more jobs and opportunities for black and brown New Yorkers, and we have made tremendous strides towards that goal.

"I'm always for greater safety measures for workers, but I'm concerned about a New York City Council bill known as Intro 1447 which could have unintended consequences for minority workers and minority businesses. I oppose Intro 1447, in its current form, because it could take jobs away from minority construction workers and contractors.

"We need a safer, stronger construction industry for everyone. We can't have legislation that could limit opportunities for people of color."