Grace (Grace) Meng (D-06)

US Representative Grace Meng

Grace (Grace) Meng (D-06)
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Capitol: 202.225.2601
FAX: 202.225.1589
District: 718.358.6364
Representative
Room 2209 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3206
118-35 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Residence:Queens, NY

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Kids Safety Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Hepatitis Caucus
Vice ChairHouse Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Co-ChairCongressional Children's Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberPostal Preservation Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Outreach and Engagement Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Oral Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the Irish National Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)

Bio

U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng is serving her fifth term in the United States House of Representatives. Grace represents the Sixth Congressional District of New York encompassing the New York City borough of Queens, including west, central and northeast Queens. Grace is the first and only Asian American Member of Congress from New York State and the first female Congressmember from Queens since former Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. Grace is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittees on State and Foreign Operations, Homeland Security, and Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for funding every federal agency, program, and project within the United States government. She also serves on the House Ethics Committee. Grace is also a Senior Whip and Regional Whip for New York, and a founder and Co-Chair of the Kids' Safety Caucus, the first bipartisan coalition in the House that promotes child-safety issues. She helped create and serves as a founding member and former Co-Chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus which works to mitigate excessive aircraft noise that adversely affects communities. Grace has passed several pieces of legislation in law. These include laws about religious freedom, making Queens historic sites part of the National Park Service, striking "Oriental" from federal law and protecting public housing residents from insufficient heat. Also signed into law were her measures to assist veterans and members of the military, and provisions to improve consumer protections and safeguards for children. In addition, Grace has fought to expand opportunities for communities of color, young people and women, and she secured resources to help local small-businesses. Born in Elmhurst, Queens, and raised in the Bayside and Flushing sections of the borough, Grace attended local schools, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School and the University of Michigan. She then earned a law degree from Yeshiva University's Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. Prior to serving in Congress, Grace was a member of the New York State Assembly. Before entering public service, she worked as a public-interest lawyer. Grace resides in Queens with her husband, Wayne, and two sons, Tyler and Brandon.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Wayne Kye   DOB: 10/1/1975
Counties Representing
Queens