Gregory (Gregory) W. Meeks (D-USH05)
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Capitol: 202.225.3461
FAX: 202.226.4169
District: 718.725.6000
District FAX: 718.725.9868
Room 2234 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3205

Residence: St. Albans, NY
Elected: 1998    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Simone-Marie   DOB: 9/25/1953
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Air Medical Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Dialogue Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Uganda Caucus
Co-ChairOrganization of American States (OAS) Caucus
Co-ChairMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Fraternal Caucus
ChairmanMalaysia, Trade Security and Economic Cooperation Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the European Union
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Peru
Co-ChairFriends of Australia Caucus
Co-ChairFriends of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
Co-ChairCongressional American Global Investment Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Brazil
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Colombia
Co-ChairCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberKenya Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
FC MemberHouse Caucus for Congressional World-Bank Dialogue
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Panama Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Algerian Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Central Asia (CCCA)
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Bangladesh Caucus
FC MemberCongressional African Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Savings and Ownership Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
FC MemberCongressional Pro-Sports Caucus
FC MemberHurricane Irene Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Indonesia
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberNew York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biotechnology Caucus
FC MemberAmericans Abroad Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Nassau / Queens


Serving the people of New York's Fifth Congressional District has been the focus of Congressman Gregory W. Meeks' seventeen year tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. During that time he has earned the respect of his constituents, as well as both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and in New York, as an effective, common-sense leader who gets things done. The economic vitality and wellbeing of the Fifth Congressional District stays front and center for Congressman Meeks who sits on two important and prominent committees in the House- the Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Congressman Meeks is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, and is the former chairman of the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade. He currently serves as a senior member of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. A critical committee for the state of New York, the Financial Services Committee oversees all components of the nation's housing and financial services sectors including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities. The Committee continually reviews the laws and programs relating to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and international development and finance agencies such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Congressman Meeks serves as a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats. He is also a senior member on the Western Hemisphere subcommittee. At a time when the world is more interconnected than ever before, the Foreign Affairs Committee has an important role to play. The Committee is responsible for oversight and legislation relating to- foreign assistance; the Peace Corps; national security developments affecting foreign policy; strategic planning and agreements; war powers, treaties, executive agreements, and the deployment and use of United States Armed Forces; peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and enforcement of United Nations or other international sanctions; arms control and disarmament issues; the United States Agency for International Development; activities and policies of the State, Commerce and Defense Departments and other agencies related to the Arms Export Control Act, and the Foreign Assistance Act.

Congressman Meeks seeks to promote policies that strengthen America's economic and national security and build relationships with other nations in a more globalized world. He is a strong supporter of diplomacy and as such is a co-chair of the Brazil Caucus and Colombia Caucus in the House of Representatives. He also co-chairs the New Dem Task Force on Trade, the Services Caucus to promote the advancement of trade in services, and the Organization of American States Caucus to facilitate a stronger, more cooperative hemisphere. Congressman Meeks earned his bachelor's degree at Adelphi University and he received his law degree from Howard University. He is a member of the Allen AME Church in St. Albans New York and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is married to Simone-Marie Meeks and has three daughters - Ebony, Aja, and Nia-Aiyana.

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