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December 4, 2018 Press Release

New York –U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-5), National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial, and New York Urban League President and CEO Arva Rice issued a today letter urging CEO Jeff Bezos to commit to a comprehensive and specific diversity and inclusion plan for its New York headquarters

Text of the Letter:

Mr. Jeffrey Bezos
Chairman and CEO
410 Terry Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109-5210

Sent by email & FedEx

Mr. Bezos:

May 4, 2018 Press Release

Queens, N.Y. - Today, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement and information in observation of National Small Business Week.


“This year the nation celebrated National Small Business Week from April 29th to May 5th. From the mom-and-pop shops to cutting edge startups, small businesses exemplify America’s longstanding commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. Over half of Americans own or work for a small business, and small businesses are credited with creating two out of every three new jobs in the United States.

September 22, 2017 Press Release

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:

May 25, 2017 Press Release


Rep. Meeks Sends Letter on Improving Corporate Board Diversity Disclosures to SEC Chair Jay Clayton

April 24, 2017 Press Release

Rep. Meeks Hosts Informational Forum on Government Careers in Foreign Affairs at York College

Jamaica, NY—Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, a Senior Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, hosted an informational forum featuring various federal agencies that offer careers in foreign affairs.  Participants included the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Homeland Security, as well as the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Peace Corps.

June 24, 2016 Press Release
New York, NY—Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Ranking Member on the Subcommittee for Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats issued the following statement regarding the United Kingdom’s decision to exit the European Union: