Grace Meng

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Grace Meng said : “I think it's important, as with any issue, that constituents know how their members of Congress vote on issues that are important to them,” “I felt like some of these Republican members took our Asian American constituents, or their constituents, for granted. And I think it's important that they are called out for doing so” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I will promise you this. There is no kitchen in America that thinks this is the priority”. “What makes today’s resolution so harmful is it does not stop discrimination. It simply spreads disinformation,” McCarthy, who also called the resolution “ridiculous,” said during the debate. “At the heart of this resolution is a served notion that referring to the virus as a ‘Wuhan virus’ or the ‘China virus’ is the same as contributing to violence against Asian Americans. Which I will tell you nobody on this side of the aisle supports”. Meng said the comments felt like a “slap in the face”. “That is literally not recognizing so much of the pain and hurt that Asian Americans across the country, the fastest growing group ... have endured, whether it was stemming from incidents that happened to themselves or a fear that something might happen to them,” Meng said. “I really felt like Kevin didn't understand a lot of the families around the country, including in his district”. She said that she’s encountered many individuals who did not know how their representative had voted on the issue and felt it was important information to reveal, particularly as many of them are making the issue of race a priority in the election. “At the end of the day, we believe that the message of refusing to denounce hate will not only resonate with Asian Americans, but with anyone who believes in condemning race, intolerance and violence,” Meng said. While House Democrats were united in their support for the resolution, Meng said that the issue isn’t necessarily a political one. She said she encouraged Republicans to co-sign and help introduce the legislation in March. Back then, McCarthy had asked if she would call out a number of outlets and Democrats who had used the term “China virus”. “Ami Bera admits publicly, a member on our side, that he used that term," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng added : “You can't do one without the other. We need people to stand on our side, in an electoral sense, and also on a policy level” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The investments that the Biden team has made in multilingual ads on TV, on radio and hiring organizers who speak multiple languages and who can communicate to our community in their language, over 19 languages I believe, has really made such a big difference," "Our AAPI community is not always accustomed to being reached out to by either party. And so the fact that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' team was willing to do this and to make sure that they were listening to their concerns and reaching out to our AAPI communities made a huge difference," External link

koreatimes Friday, October 16, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “For decades, our children’s social studies textbooks have misrepresented, or excluded, the history of Asian Pacific Americans,” “Our children are graduating from high school without learning of the important contributions the Asian Pacific American community has made throughout our nation’s history. They are also graduating without learning of the disenfranchisement and discrimination Asian Pacific Americans have faced at the hands of the United States government. I firmly believe we cannot fully empower our students to be strong and empathetic leaders without teaching them all of America’s history – both the good and the bad. Our school teachings need to reflect the diversity of the American experience and accurately portray the history of Asian Pacific Americans. I urge my colleagues to support this legislation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I don't think enough Democrats appreciate our community,” “I would love to say they take us for granted, but I don't even think that we've been on their minds in many cases” External link

nbcnews Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “These are races where they recognize the power and influence of the local Asian communities. And they have worked closely with them, and they have won,” “You can see that, of course, they care about our issues, but they're also there because they know that their constituents have woken up, and that a significant number of their constituents are Asian American” External link

nbcnews Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I think having Asian candidates help from every level of government, whether you're running for the most local office, or whether you're running for president like Andrew Yang,” “We need people from our communities to be in the room where they're having these types of discussions” External link

nbcnews Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have been forced to endure demeaning and disgusting acts of bigotry and hate, consisting of everything from verbal assaults to physical attacks,” External link

yenisafak-en Friday, September 18, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Passing #HRes908 sends a unified message that such bigotry, hatred & xenophobia will not be tolerated,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, September 18, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have been forced to endure demeaning and disgusting acts of bigotry and hate, consisting of everything from verbal assaults to physical attacks,” External link

aa-en Friday, September 18, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Passing #HRes908 sends a unified message that such bigotry, hatred & xenophobia will not be tolerated," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, September 18, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng disse : "Sancionar a #HRes908 envia a mensagem unificada de que o fanatismo, o ódio e a xenofobia não serão tolerados" External link

uol Friday, September 18, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have been forced to endure demeaning and disgusting acts of bigotry and hate, consisting of everything from verbal assaults to physical attacks," External link

haberler-en Friday, September 18, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The House needed to take a strong and public stand against this appalling intolerance, discrimination and violence that has taken place all across the country during this public health crisis, and today, it did just that," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “This is not a waste of time. People's lives are at stake,” “It is something that is important, symbolic, and should be easy to stand up in defense of the Asian American community and to denounce violence,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Passing #HRes908 sends a unified message that such bigotry, hatred & xenophobia will not be tolerated," External link

msn-uk Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The House needed to take a strong and public stand against this appalling intolerance, discrimination, and violence that has taken place all across the country during this public health crisis, and today it did just that," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “this is not a waste of time. People's lives are at stake” “It is something that is important, symbolic, and should be easy to stand up in defense of the Asian American community and to denounce violence,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Passing #HRes908 sends a unified message that such bigotry, hatred & xenophobia will not be tolerated," External link

trust2 Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “this is not a waste of time. People's lives are at stake” “It is something that is important, symbolic, and should be easy to stand up in defense of the Asian American community and to denounce violence,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : "I’m always inspired by our nation’s youth who have demonstrated wisdom, maturity and passion on issues like social justice, gun control, and climate change," External link

independent-UK Monday, September 14, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I’m appalled by the news that Muslim detainees are forced to choose between their faith and food. This is abhorrent and acting DHS Secretary Wolf must ensure all detainees’ religious and dietary requirements are met,” “While our nation has struggled to contain COVID-19, this is no excuse to treat people with less dignity and respect, including those in U.S. detention facilities. I urge the secretary to personally resolve this issue and look forward to his response” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The restoration of gas service at the Bland Houses is great news for affected tenants, and I am pleased to have played a role in helping to resolve this issue,” “These repairs are long overdue and should not have taken this long. But I thank NYCHA for following through and finally fixing the problem. I also thank Chair and CEO Russ for speaking with me about the outage, and being responsive to my concerns for constituents who reside in these buildings. I hope that there will be no further service interruptions, and that any future repairs do not take many months to fix” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about President Trump ) : “President Trump’s latest attack on our hard-working immigrant communities is outrageous and must be stopped,” “It not only advances his anti-immigrant agenda but seeks to undermine the census. Under the law, everyone in the U.S. must be counted, not just those who he wants to count. I urge all of my colleagues in the House to support this critical legislation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about President Trump ) : “President Trump’s latest attack on our hard-working immigrant communities is outrageous and must be stopped,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I mean, the fact we have to legislate that is crazy. But it’s not being done,” “Reforming the police system is not enough. We have to do a better job of education curriculum, oftentimes from the state level” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 17, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I mean, the fact we have to legislate that is crazy. But it’s not being done,” “Reforming the police system is not enough. We have to do a better job of education curriculum, oftentimes from the state level” External link

news-yahoo Monday, July 13, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Children’s health and safety must be at the forefront of our efforts to combat COVID-19, and I’m pleased that New York’s plan to ensure all kids have food during the national health crisis was approved,” “The additional money will provide ease of mind for many families. There is no application process for this money and it will be provided regardless of immigration status. No child should go hungry and this additional food benefit will help many over the summer” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : "Any mistake or inaccurate count we make becomes a 10-year mistake and affects our neighborhoods and communities for a very long time," External link

patch Monday, June 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Fred Upton ) : “I introduced the Farm to Fridge Act to ensure farmers and merchants can secure new markets to sell their agricultural goods,” “COVID-19 forced many restaurants to temporarily close which has affected farmers’ and merchants’ sales to these establishments. The national health crisis has also meant many families do not have access to healthy food at home. In introducing this legislation with Congressman Upton, I hope to strengthen food security, help farmers and merchants, and ensure that families have fresh food” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Susan Brooks ) : “COVID-19 knows no boundaries. The United States’ global response must be strong and effective in order to ensure that the virus is defeated around the world, lest it rebounds on our shores,” “USAID has made progress to improve the lives of people around the world, particularly for women and girls, but COVID-19 will derail all that effort unless we respond adequately. To address the unique challenges women and girls face, USAID must assign a gender expert to the White House Coronavirus Task Force and use disaggregated data to ensure its programs are helping those in greatest need. I’m thankful for Congresswoman Brooks’ leadership and for the strong support of my colleagues—on both sides of the aisle—in bringing this equity issue to Acting Administrator Barsa” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Co-ops are an integral part of our communities in Queens and New York City, serving as homes for many hardworking middle-class New Yorkers,” “Last month, I urged Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza to make them eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, and today, I renew my call in this latest effort to secure relief. Like many other entities, co-ops are being impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, and Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza must act to ensure their future stability” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Hispanic Caucus ) : "the Hispanic population might not be enough to be the margin of victory, but if you mobilize the black, Hispanic and Asian, electorate, maybe it would make a difference," External link

politico Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : "We actually have a platform that we didn't have back then where we are able to speak up for our community," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Hispanic Caucus ) : "the Hispanic population might not be enough to be the margin of victory, but if you mobilize the black, Hispanic and Asian, electorate, maybe it would make a difference," External link

politico Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Small businesses play a critical role in our City’s neighborhoods and communities, providing jobs and critical services to New Yorkers,” “Relief programs to assist these businesses must be more effective as we continue our fight against the coronavirus. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Carranza must do more to improve the Paycheck Protection and Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs so that they work better for small business owners. We must do everything possible to help small businesses survive this global health crisis, and that includes making sure these two initiatives are truly helping entrepreneurs” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 15, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Now is not the time for California to increase the numbers of people locked up in immigration detention,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “ICE’s record shows that it is wholly unprepared to address a public health crisis of this magnitude or to address the health needs of any people added to the detention system,” “If immigrants and workers in immigration detention in California get sick at high rates, hospitals in California’s communities are also likely to become overloaded” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “For the first time, I felt like they saw my issues as their issues as well,” “I think for one of the first times in my congressional career, I feel like my colleagues see our Asian American issues as something they're concerned about, too, which is a good feeling” External link

nbcnews Monday, May 4, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about President Trump ) : “Over 30 million Americans—including 1.6 million New Yorkers—have filed for unemployment benefits since the beginning of the pandemic; this underscores how dire the situation is for millions of people,” “New York City is the epicenter of the COVID-19 health crisis and critical human service programs like SNAP, child nutrition programs, WIC and TEFAP need more support than ever. These programs protect our most vulnerable from falling through the cracks. The President already has the authority to expand the capacity of some of these programs, and doing so will ease the burden of this crisis on our most vulnerable. He should move quickly to expand those programs and work with Congress to supercharge the accounts with funds. I thank my fellow elected officials for joining me in this timely letter to the President” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 1, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Now is not the time for California to increase the numbers of people locked up in immigration detention,” External link

yubanet Friday, May 1, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “ICE’s record shows that it is wholly unprepared to address a public health crisis of this magnitude or to address the health needs of any people added to the detention system,” “If immigrants and workers in immigration detention in California get sick at high rates, hospitals in California’s communities are also likely to become overloaded” External link

yubanet Friday, May 1, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The Trump administration and its callous indifference to immigrants’ rights and their humanity have allowed already bad conditions in the detention system to deteriorate even further,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Since the beginning of this pandemic, I have worked to help translate materials released by the Trump administration and federal agencies in order for the many diverse communities in my district to obtain the critical information they need about COVID-19,” “But it must be the job of our federal agencies translate their own resources so that all ethnic and non -English speaking communities in Queens and throughout the country can receive the materials they require. It is unacceptable that federal agencies have not provided all these translations, but the passage of my bill would ensure that they finally do. Language barriers must never prevent anybody from accessing vital and potentially life-saving information. Nobody should ever be left in the dark about the coronavirus, and providing these translations would be critical in our fight to combat the illness” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “This antibody testing is an important tool in our fight against COVID-19,” “It is critical to know how many New Yorkers have been infected with the virus in order to help with reopening our state. I thank Governor Cuomo for launching this testing initiative, and for his continued leadership during the COVID-19 crisis” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Honestly, I don’t know the details,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Over the past two months, attacks on U.S. facilities in Iraq have increased, threatening the lives of American and coalition servicemembers and civilians. These attacks have exposed gaps within our air defense system, which must be addressed urgently,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about President Trump ) : “The deaths at our nursing homes have been tragic and heartbreaking,” “The elderly are among our most vulnerable populations. More must be done to protect them and we desperately need help from President Trump and his administration. I implore him to provide the resources that our long term care facilities need, and to do so immediately. I await his reply to my letter” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng wrote : “I implore you to use any means possible within your authority to expeditiously manufacture COVID-19 tests and prioritize New York in receiving these tests,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 19, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I appreciate the Anti-Semitism Accountability Project's commitment to combating hate of all kinds," External link

elevenmyanmar Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Everyone is playing a role to help combat the novel coronavirus and that includes essential employees who are working tirelessly each and every day to provide the critical services we need and depend on,” “Many of these workers are immigrants who are transit employees, grocery store employees, health care workers, and so many other unsung heroes. The contributions and sacrifices that they are making are critical to saving lives and fighting this outbreak. We must ensure that those with expiring work permits are able to have them automatically extended so that they can continue to protect everyone, and help our nation get through this crisis. Passing this legislation would be the right and responsible thing to do which is why I call on all of my colleagues to immediately support it” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The donation of personal protective equipment is much appreciated during the time of crisis in New York City and America. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreck havoc on our city and nation, and this donation of supplies will be a welcome help in our efforts to combat it," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, April 12, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “It is unconscionable that in the middle of a public health crisis, there are those who prey on unsuspecting individuals, and attempt to steal the money they need during this pandemic,” “If you receive a call regarding your economic impact payment, hang-up. If you receive an email or text, do not reply, and do not click on attachments and links. Report it to law enforcement and the IRS. The IRS will never contact you asking for any kind of personal information” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 12, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “People in Queens and across the nation are hurting, and this financial assistance will provide important short-term relief to families and workers,” “I will monitor these timelines to ensure that constituents receive their payments” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The CARES Act had many good and crucial provisions in it to help working families affected by the coronavirus pandemic,” “Unfortunately, excluding millions of working immigrants who use ITIN numbers was not one of them. Although the House Democrats’ Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act would have allowed payments to those with ITIN numbers, it was unfortunately not included in the Senate’s CARES Act which was the version that was ultimately passed and enacted into law. Just like millions of American citizens, working immigrants, and mixed-status families, are falling on hard times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They too have bills to pay and loved ones to support. And many immigrants fortunate to still have a job are among the essential employees who are risking their health and safety by working on the frontlines during this outbreak. We must immediately right this wrong and help our hard-working immigrant communities receive this needed assistance. In addition to this bill, I will be fighting for this issue in Congress’ fourth coronavirus relief package. No family should be left behind in the relief and recovery efforts. After all, the coronavirus does not distinguish immigration status – neither should our federal response” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I have known Frank Wu for several years and I am honored to congratulate him as we enter this new and exciting chapter for Queens College,” “Queens College does extraordinary work in preparing students for their futures. It continues to be a beacon of higher education, and I am confident that under Frank Wu’s leadership, the institution’s success will soar even higher. I am also pleased to congratulate Professor Wu for making history by becoming the first Asian American President of Queens College. I wish him nothing but the best, and look forward to working with him in his new capacity” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I'm so thankful for the fact that it's not only Asian American leaders that are condemning these attacks but leaders from all around the country, from different backgrounds," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I'm so thankful for the fact that it's not only Asian American leaders that are condemning these attacks but leaders from all around the country, from different backgrounds," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I'm so thankful for the fact that it's not only Asian American leaders that are condemning these attacks but leaders from all around the country, from different backgrounds," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The shortages of Personal Protective Equipment is creating dire working conditions for our health care workers who are on the frontlines of combating this crisis,” “They must have the resources they need to help them do their jobs. It also critical that patients have all the medications they need during this uncertain time which is why restrictions that limit a 30-day supply should be lifted. I hope that both of these measures will be included in the next legislative package, and I will continue to advocate for them” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The outbreak of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on small businesses, and I’m thankful that establishments in Queens and across New York can now access the financial resources that they desperately need,” “Small businesses play an integral role in our economy and throughout our communities. Our government must continue to be there for them during this difficult and uncertain period, and I urge all impacted businesses to take advantage of this critical assistance. As Congress works on a third relief package for families, I will continue to advocate for and support policies that help small businesses during this time of need” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “As our nation grapples with this ever-intensifying public health crisis, it is imperative that nobody gets left behind,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "There are no do-overs, and a mistake will be a 10-year mistake," External link

news-yahoo Friday, March 13, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng asked ( about US Census Bureau ) : “Is there any possibility to consider halting raids and making any public statements and halting them so that we can pause such enforcement efforts in our communities so that Census Bureau won’t be seen as coordinating with law enforcement,” External link

dailycaller Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "When I first got elected to the New York Legislature, I was pregnant. I was the only Asian American serving, so there was a lot of uncharted territories," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I realized that as a mom, as a woman there's so much knowledge and experience that we have. We bring something new and different to the table and we represent a lot of voices that haven't been heard," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "As a daughter from an immigrant community, it was important that my community and other shared communities had more voices at the table," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Younger generations, especially young women need to understand that people in leadership positions can look like them. So it's really important to me to try and be a role model for them," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Queens is my home. Queens is what grounds me. It's a good reminder of what I'm fighting for and who I'm fighting for," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy in Queens and throughout New York City,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy in Queens and throughout New York City,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The fact that there are people who aren't able to afford these products, and as a result, may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma I think it's a human rights issue that, especially in the United States of America, women should not have to be dealing with," External link

CBSnews Friday, February 28, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The fact that there are people who aren't able to afford these products, and as a result, may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma — I think it's a human rights issue that, especially in the United States of America, women should not have to be dealing with," External link

news9 Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about President Trump ) : “The coronavirus is a menace to public health, and the race to develop a cure proceeds at full speed,” “Any cure or treatment must be affordable and accessible to the public. President Trump has said many times he wants to lower the cost of drugs, but allowing pharmaceutical companies to have exclusive monopoly rights for any coronavirus treatment would be inimical to his promise. I urge the President to prioritize public health, not pharmaceutical companies’ bottom line, by ensuring that the price of any coronavirus vaccine or treatment does not deter access” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “We have all seen the increase in hate crimes across the country including right here in the New York area,” “These attacks and threats can happen anywhere at any time, and houses of worship and nonprofit facilities must be prepared. They must do everything possible to protect their properties, and Nonprofit Security Grants can be a huge resource in that critical effort. Safety and security must always be the number one priority. I continue to encourage all houses o f worship and high-risk nonprofits to apply for these grants, and I thank all who attended this important workshop” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The fact that there are people who aren't able to afford these products, and as a result, may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma I think it's a human rights issue that, especially in the United States of America, women should not have to be dealing with," External link

CBSnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng told : "I don’t want to, as I [did when I] grew up, feel like I have to hide my product up my sleeve as I’m walking through the halls of school or the office toward the bathroom," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “President Trump’s draconian immigration policies have caused vast harm to immigrants and their families,” “From the Muslim travel ban to separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border to the public charge rule, this administration will do anything to block hard-working immigrants from achieving the American Dream. These policies are discriminatory, and the administration’s new public charge rule would force many families to choose between putting food on the table or keeping their legal status. The public charge rule is a wealth test that singles out the neediest families. It is a betrayal of our shared American values. These are the reasons why I introduced the No Public Charge Deportation Act which would simply remove public charge as a reason for deportation. This necessary action is a step forward to change the perception that just because you are poor or need safety net programs to feed and house your family, it doesn’t make you less worthy of legally remaining in this great country” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, February 15, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The basic premise of the Trump administration is his xenophobic take on immigrants, foreigners, and his efforts to argue that any problems that society is facing has been brought from the outside, rather than addressing that there are really complex causes that need to be addressed in a meaningful way," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : "It comes from a recognition that the community cannot be safe unless immigrants in the community, both documented and undocumented feel comfortable going to the police when they witness a crime or are victims of a crime," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “It was an honor to testify before the House Administration Committee to bring attention to the urgent need to build a national museum dedicated to the Asian Pacific American story,” “After all, our story is the American story, and Asian Pacific Americans have made immense and immeasurable contributions to this great nation. As long ago as 1850, men were recruited from the Asia Pacific region to build roads, work on farms, and construct railroads. APAs have served with distinction in our military, and they have been civil rights advocates. A commission of experts to study the creation of a national Asian Pacific American museum is not only timely; it is necessary for all Americans to appreciate and be aware of the many and diverse stories of APAs. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Committee to advance my bill” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Bringing Abdul as my guest shines a light on the important role that our labor force plays in communities throughout Queens and across the nation, and it brings attention to their fight for improving workers’ rights, including affordable health benefits and safe working conditions,” “Working men and women are the backbone of our country and help America prosper. They and their families deserve access to affordable and quality health care, and I stand in solidarity with New York area airport workers as they struggle to secure these vital benefits. It is an honor to have Abdul join me for the President’s speech and I thank him for helping me highlight the important needs of our workforce. Whether it’s improving health care or addressing other critical issues, we must always have the backs of working people, and I will continue to do so. I also look forward to continuing to partner with our tireless and hardworking labor unions such as 32BJ” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 3, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Lunar New Year is the most significant time of the year for the Asian American community,” “It is observed by millions of Asian Americans and the number of people and communities in the U.S. that mark the celebration only continues to grow. Given its enormous increase in popularity, and the fact that Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the United States, I believe it is time for the House to formally appreciate this annual observance; passing my resolution would go a long way towards providing Lunar New Year with the Congressional recognition it deserves. I look forward to shepherding this measure through the House, and I‘m pleased to send my warmest wishes for good fortune, health, success, and happiness to all who ring in the Year of the Rat – here in Queens and across the nation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem. Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 24, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “An unfair trial is not a trial,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 24, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem. Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” “Everyone was worried about the situation” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “An unfair trial is not a trial,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem. Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

timesdaily Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "About four or five years ago, at the centre of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department," "Everyone was worried about the situation" External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

muscatinejournal Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

wsoctv Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

startribune Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” “Everyone was worried about the situation” External link

therepublic Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the centre of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Entrepreneurship kindles the spark of creativity and ingenuity that has been such a cornerstone of our economy,” “And that is why, nurturing and inspiring our young people to be leaders and entrepreneurs will be critical to the future prosperity of our country. I am proud to introduce this legislation to empower our youth by including entrepreneurship programs into our K-12 public schools, community colleges, and public spaces like libraries. It is never too early to learn the skills of creative problem solving, leadership, teamwork, financial literacy, and adaptability—which are all necessary skills for the 21st century workforce. In fact, 40 percent of American middle and high school students say they plan to start a business. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Queens and the nation—they drive innovation, job creation, and economic growth. Throughout my time in Congress, I have fought to help small businesses and entrepreneurs flourish. I am proud to introduce this legislation—especially following Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019—to help create a pathway for aspiring entrepreneurs to grow and thrive” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Entrepreneurship kindles the spark of creativity and ingenuity that has been such a cornerstone of our economy,” “And that is why, nurturing and inspiring our young people to be leaders and entrepreneurs will be critical to the future prosperity of our country. I am proud to introduce this legislation to empower our youth by including entrepreneurship programs into our K-12 public schools, community colleges, and public spaces like libraries. It is never too early to learn the skills of creative problem solving, leadership, teamwork, financial literacy, and adaptability—which are all necessary skills for the 21st century workforce. In fact, 40 percent of American middle and high school students say they plan to start a business. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Queens and the nation—they drive innovation, job creation, and economic growth. Throughout my time in Congress, I have fought to help small businesses and entrepreneurs flourish. I am proud to introduce this legislation—especially following Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019—to help create a pathway for aspiring entrepreneurs to grow and thrive” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Each year, businesses launch nearly 30,000 new products, but some of those items may endanger the health and safety of our families and our homes,” “We can’t expect busy parents and consumers to consistently check for possible problems every time they purchase a product. If a company sells a dangerous item, that company should rightly be expected to market the recall as aggressively as they marketed the sale of the product. An average recall response rate between 4-18 percent is not just unacceptable; it is irresponsible. Every single day a family unknowingly continues to use an already recalled product, is a day too long. The Total Recall Act would ensure that companies commit to effective and impactful outreach on all recalled products, and I urge all my colleagues to support it” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Every child deserves their best chance at pursuing an education. But it breaks my heart knowing that millions of kids, every night, are unable to finish their homework simply because they are without internet access. Before the internet became ubiquitous, students completed their homework with pencil and paper—today, that is no longer case,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 25, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Turkey—once considered a friend and ally of the United States—has become tangled with the likes of Russia, Syria and Iran,” “Turkey’s military incursion into Syria that targeted U.S. Kurdish allies and purchase of advanced Russian antiaircraft missile systems undermine U.S. national security. It is glaringly apparent that the time has come to re-evaluate any deployment of America’s strategic assets in Turkey” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The Trump administration is a clear and present danger to our national security and undermines our allies’ trust and friendship,” “As each day passes, we witness additional cases of alliance mismanagement that allows foreign adversaries to drive a wedge in our relationships. Demanding South Korea increase their pay by 500 percent is yet another example of extorting our friends. I can’t say enough about how damaging this behavior is for U.S. national security and global leadership. Simply put, brinkmanship is neither a smart nor responsible strategy. Secretaries Pompeo and Esper must rethink the strategy, and come back to the negotiating table with a proposal that recognizes the inherent value of the long-standing U.S.-ROK alliance” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng told : “I think she has the argument of seniority first of all,” External link

nypost Monday, November 4, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Korean War was a heart wrenching event that split the peninsula in two, forcing many families apart, and since then, family relations between both Koreas have been suspended in time," External link

koreatimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “The U.S. has always been a nation of immigrants, and as the daughter of immigrants and a Representative from Queens – the most diverse place in the nation with immigrants from across the globe calling the borough home – I will never back down from fighting for our immigrant communities,” “The New Deal for New Americans Act is a bold and sweeping effort to strengthen support for immigrants and refugees. It will break down barriers to help them succeed, and pave the way for their hopes and dreams to come true. Immigrants and refugees have always been America’s strength, and improving our system to welcome new Americans will ensure that our nation continues to thrive. I will always stand with the hardworking immigrants of this nation and I urge all my colleagues to do the same, and support this critical bill. I am proud to partner with Reps. Jayapal and García in introducing this legislation, and I look forward to it moving through the House” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Every October, we celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Filipino Americans in our nation,” “Today, there are over 4 million Filipino Americans in our country and I am proud that over 55 percent of Filipino New Yorkers (in New York City) live in Queens. From Larry Itliong who was one of the quintessential labor leaders in our nation, and one of the leading voices in the farmworker labor movement, to the Filipino veterans who served so courageously during World War II, our nation owes so much to their sacrifices and contributions. I hope we also take this time to renew the urgency to reunite the Filipino World War II veterans with their families. As we mark Filipino American History Month, I urge all Americans to join me in saluting the tremendous accomplishments that Filipino Americans have made to our nation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 25, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “When I first started studying up on this issue I sort of just assumed, OK, this affects people in underdeveloped countries and how can we help girls who have to skip school,” “Then the more I learned about it, I realized that it’s happening to people right here in our country and right here in [New York City]” External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I don’t want to, as I [did when I] grew up, feel like I have to hide my product up my sleeve as I’m walking through the halls of school or the office toward the bathroom," "This is a natural part of being a human being and I don’t want people to be ashamed of it" External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Obviously people in both parties menstruate and know people who get their periods," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Mahatma Gandhi ) : “Mahatma Gandhi was a monumental civil rights and spiritual leader who demonstrated that peaceful protests can bring change, and we honor his legacy with a resolution that calls on all to recognize his important contributions to the world,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Our own civil rights heroes, like Dr Martin Luther King, were influenced by Gandhi's work and it is critical that we strive each day to change the world in a peaceful manner. I urge all Americans to join me in marking International Day of Non-Violence," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I’m thrilled to have secured a pilot program that will offer guided tours of the U.S. Capitol in Chinese and Spanish,” “I have always fought to broaden participation and inclusion in our society, and I hope this experiment will demonstrate that there is a strong demand for guided tours in additional languages. I want to thank the staff at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center for sharing my vision to expand opportunity and inclusion of our nation’s history. We have people from across the country and world who speak languages other than English; expanding tours into additional languages will ensure their full participation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The fact that there are people who aren't able to afford these products, and as a result, may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma I think it's a human rights issue that, especially in the United States of America, women should not have to be dealing with," External link

CBSnews Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “A single bullet can destroy a life; a single bullet can also destroy entire families and communities. This is not normal – and we must never normalize tragedies that arise from gun violence,” “Our country cannot wait any longer. We must act now to save lives and prevent future tragedies. I’m pleased to have secured and supported these critical provisions and as a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, I will continue to do all I possibly can to end gun violence” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 13, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I’m pleased my provisions that provide critical protections for women and children in U.S. international aid programs were included in this important House-passed spending bill,” “We must do all that we can to protect the most vulnerable, especially those fleeing from war, poverty, and natural disasters. I look forward to these measures now moving through the Senate” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 13, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Protecting our environment at home and abroad is critical to the future of our planet and our humanity,” “I am pleased that I was able to include a number of items in the House-passed spending bills. These provisions will help strengthen current environmental and conservation programs, protect biodiversity, and help provide policymakers with a better understanding of the effects that toxic substances have on people and the environment. I look forward to these measures being signed into law” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The majority of families who are coming to the U.S. southern border are from the Northern Triangle: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. And these are countries that have been going through some incredibly difficult times,” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The journey is not one that anyone would take lightly, and I think that’s really important to remember when the Trump administration claims that all these migrants are making fraudulent claims of asylum, that they are trying to game the system,” “People don’t leave their home countries unless they have to, unless what they’re facing at home is so much worse than the dangers that they face along the way” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Their hair was matted, they were dirty. They had not had regular access to showers, toothpaste, soap,” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Seven years ago, six Sikh Americans lost their lives in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Sadly, as we just saw over the weekend, the racism and xenophobia that drove the attack on the gurdwara still permeates in our society today,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “On this anniversary, we must reaffirm our commitment to rejecting all forms of hate whenever and wherever it occurs. We must come together to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their race, religion, or country of origin, feel safe in this country they call home,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “We need to weave the narrative of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities into the greater American story. I firmly believe the story of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is sorely misunderstood and creating a national museum would ensure that our experiences—both good and bad—are recognized by all Americans,” “Museums are gateways for Americans and the world to see the United States’ rich history, challenges it overcame, and potential for greatness. Establishing this commission is the first step toward the creation of a national AAPI museum. I urge my colleagues to support this legislation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng wrote : "While the city rightly prioritized testing in complexes with the highest number of children under six, the reported backlog on testing and failure to begin testing in Queens is unacceptable," External link

patch Friday, July 26, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Inspecting approximately 135,000 apartments throughout the city is a vast undertaking," "That challenge cannot get in the way of testing housing units in Queens" External link

patch Friday, July 26, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : "Anybody is entitled to run and we take nothing for granted," External link

patch Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The Trump administration’s lack of empathy and compassion for migrant families and children at the U.S.-Mexico border is heartbreaking and demands action by Congress,” “Those who come to our nation should be treated with dignity and respect and that is something the administration has failed to provide when treating migrant families. We have a crisis at the southern border, and we need to ensure our officials have the resources they need while respecting the dignity of those in the U.S. government’s care. I’m pleased that so many of my colleagues have joined and I hope that my bill will receive consideration soon” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Community colleges play a critical role in American higher education,” “Of the over 40 percent of undergraduates who are enrolled at community colleges across the United States, a large portion are first-generation, low-income college students, and half are from minority communities. Unfortunately, many of the institutions they attend are under-resourced. In addition, access to college means little without degree completion. That is why I am proud to reintroduce the Community College Student Success Act, which is a holistic, student-centered approach to ensuring that community college students have the financial, academic, and career support they need to obtain their degree. If Congress truly values the importance of educating our next generation, we must increase our investment in these colleges and the students they serve. Everybody deserves a quality education, no matter their background, because education is a civil right” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

syracuse Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the US is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

thesun Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the US is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the US is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

standard Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:47:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:15:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities,” External link

good4utah Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “We already see serious abuses of fast-track deportation authority where it is currently used at the US border,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the US is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities,” “This is a massive and dangerous change” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “We already see serious abuses of fast-track deportation authority where it is currently used at the US border,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, July 22, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the US is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities,” “This is a massive and dangerous change” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, July 22, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I stand with the Hindu community and wish the victim a full recovery," External link

timesofindia Monday, July 22, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I will support an impeachment inquiry when it becomes necessary in order to get the truth for my constituents,” External link

politico Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I will support an impeachment inquiry when it becomes necessary in order to get the truth for my constituents,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 19, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I will support an impeachment inquiry when it becomes necessary in order to get the truth for my constituents," External link

politico Friday, July 19, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng afirmou : "Certamente, a intensidade do medo que as pessoas estão sentindo agora é resultado direto das batidas anunciadas" External link

uol Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng afirmou : "Certamente, a intensidade do medo que as pessoas estão sentindo agora é resultado direto das batidas anunciadas" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng afirmou : "Certamente, a intensidade do medo que as pessoas estão sentindo agora é resultado direto das batidas anunciadas" External link

noticias-terra-br Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Year after year, numerous Americans, including New Yorkers – many of whom are seniors, fall victim to criminals who steal their personal information through mail fishing,” “This has resulted in identity theft and funds being stolen from victims’ bank accounts. Last year, the Postal Service agreed to retrofit all blue mail collection boxes in my home borough of Queens, New York after I urged the agency to do so. Now, they should look at doing the same throughout the country. We can no longer ignore this problem. The Postmaster General must conduct a study to retrofit all collection boxes” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "We need to move forward, and now do everything humanly possible to obtain a complete and accurate census count," External link

nbcnews Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "We need to move forward, and now do everything humanly possible to obtain a complete and accurate census count," External link

nbcnews Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "We all have that story where we get our period at school or at work and we stick [a tampon] up our sleeve... and sort of like walk that walk of shame to the bathroom," External link

CBSnews Friday, June 7, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I think that in the United States of America, the fact that there are women, whether they are girls in schools, women in prisons and homeless shelters, to women working in large companies... who aren't able to afford these products and as a result may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma," External link

CBSnews Friday, June 7, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The story of the Chinese railroad workers is a story that must be told, and today we are doing exactly that," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "While working in the Sierras, Chinese workers hung in baskets, 2,000 feet above raging rivers, during two of the coldest winters in history, to blast into the impenetrable granite mountain -- to make way for laying the tracks," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : “Some of them have said that to my face: ‘I'll sign on, and you don't need to explain anymore,’” External link

usaToday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “A lot of times we are very sympathetic to helping people and the plight that they are enduring from underdeveloped countries, but not realizing that these are oftentimes the same issues that people right here in America, right here in their own district,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : “Some of them have said that to my face: ‘I'll sign on, and you don't need to explain anymore,’” External link

usaToday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “A lot of times we are very sympathetic to helping people and the plight that they are enduring from underdeveloped countries, but not realizing that these are oftentimes the same issues that people right here in America, right here in their own district,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The fact that there are people who aren't able to afford these products, and as a result, may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma I think it's a human rights issue that, especially in the United States of America, women should not have to be dealing with," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "When I first began talking about tampons and tax policy, testifying in front of mostly male colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "We all have that story where we get our period at school or at work and we stick [a tampon] up our sleeve... and sort of like walk that walk of shame to the bathroom," External link

CBSnews Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "His long and distinguished career had an enormous impact on the designing of buildings and structures throughout the world, and his influence will continue to live on for decades to come," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, May 17, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Today marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad that connected our nation, spurred economic growth, and unleashed the unlimited potential of our nation,” “Less known to the American public are the enormous contributions made by Chinese immigrant laborers who toiled in extreme weather to lay down the literal foundations of our nation. Today, we honor their memory, sweat, blood, and labor, and we provide them with the recognition they deserve. I thank and applaud the Smithsonian for recognizing and bringing attention to the story of the Chinese railroad workers. It is a story that must be told. As we celebrate their memory and this milestone anniversary of the railroad’s completion, I hope the contributions they made to our country are recognized and remembered by all Americans” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 11, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Chinese authorities have not formulated actual charges or adduced the alleged supporting evidence," External link

thelocal-fr Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

thelocal-fr Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Chinese authorities have not formulated actual charges or adduced the alleged supporting evidence," External link

business-standard Friday, March 29, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Chinese authorities have not formulated actual charges or adduced the alleged supporting evidence," External link

pulse Friday, March 29, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

pulse Friday, March 29, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Chinese authorities have not formulated actual charges or adduced the alleged supporting evidence," External link

yahoo-au Friday, March 29, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

yahoo-au Friday, March 29, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Chinese authorities have not formulated actual charges or adduced the alleged supporting evidence," External link

digitaljournal Friday, March 29, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

digitaljournal Friday, March 29, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

firstpost Friday, March 29, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng déclaré ( about Grace Meng ) : "révèle ouvertement la nature politique de l'affaire concernant M. Meng" External link

challenges Friday, March 29, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

trust Friday, March 29, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Today, I am introducing legislation that ends our nation's inequities toward women, girls, and individuals who menstruate," External link

patch Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng explained : “My first conversation with them is not necessarily about affirmative action or things like that, but to make sure that they know that we are aligned at least on most issues and, if there are issues that we disagree on, to help them better understand where we’re coming from,” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I hope the president can help Mr Meng and his family, to protect our fundamental human rights ," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 25, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT



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Grace Meng said : “I think it's important, as with any issue, that constituents know how their members of Congress vote on issues that are important to them,” “I felt like some of these Republican members took our Asian American constituents, or their constituents, for granted. And I think it's important that they are called out for doing so” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I will promise you this. There is no kitchen in America that thinks this is the priority”. “What makes today’s resolution so harmful is it does not stop discrimination. It simply spreads disinformation,” McCarthy, who also called the resolution “ridiculous,” said during the debate. “At the heart of this resolution is a served notion that referring to the virus as a ‘Wuhan virus’ or the ‘China virus’ is the same as contributing to violence against Asian Americans. Which I will tell you nobody on this side of the aisle supports”. Meng said the comments felt like a “slap in the face”. “That is literally not recognizing so much of the pain and hurt that Asian Americans across the country, the fastest growing group ... have endured, whether it was stemming from incidents that happened to themselves or a fear that something might happen to them,” Meng said. “I really felt like Kevin didn't understand a lot of the families around the country, including in his district”. She said that she’s encountered many individuals who did not know how their representative had voted on the issue and felt it was important information to reveal, particularly as many of them are making the issue of race a priority in the election. “At the end of the day, we believe that the message of refusing to denounce hate will not only resonate with Asian Americans, but with anyone who believes in condemning race, intolerance and violence,” Meng said. While House Democrats were united in their support for the resolution, Meng said that the issue isn’t necessarily a political one. She said she encouraged Republicans to co-sign and help introduce the legislation in March. Back then, McCarthy had asked if she would call out a number of outlets and Democrats who had used the term “China virus”. “Ami Bera admits publicly, a member on our side, that he used that term," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng added : “You can't do one without the other. We need people to stand on our side, in an electoral sense, and also on a policy level” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The investments that the Biden team has made in multilingual ads on TV, on radio and hiring organizers who speak multiple languages and who can communicate to our community in their language, over 19 languages I believe, has really made such a big difference," "Our AAPI community is not always accustomed to being reached out to by either party. And so the fact that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' team was willing to do this and to make sure that they were listening to their concerns and reaching out to our AAPI communities made a huge difference," External link

koreatimes Friday, October 16, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “For decades, our children’s social studies textbooks have misrepresented, or excluded, the history of Asian Pacific Americans,” “Our children are graduating from high school without learning of the important contributions the Asian Pacific American community has made throughout our nation’s history. They are also graduating without learning of the disenfranchisement and discrimination Asian Pacific Americans have faced at the hands of the United States government. I firmly believe we cannot fully empower our students to be strong and empathetic leaders without teaching them all of America’s history – both the good and the bad. Our school teachings need to reflect the diversity of the American experience and accurately portray the history of Asian Pacific Americans. I urge my colleagues to support this legislation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I don't think enough Democrats appreciate our community,” “I would love to say they take us for granted, but I don't even think that we've been on their minds in many cases” External link

nbcnews Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “These are races where they recognize the power and influence of the local Asian communities. And they have worked closely with them, and they have won,” “You can see that, of course, they care about our issues, but they're also there because they know that their constituents have woken up, and that a significant number of their constituents are Asian American” External link

nbcnews Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I think having Asian candidates help from every level of government, whether you're running for the most local office, or whether you're running for president like Andrew Yang,” “We need people from our communities to be in the room where they're having these types of discussions” External link

nbcnews Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have been forced to endure demeaning and disgusting acts of bigotry and hate, consisting of everything from verbal assaults to physical attacks,” External link

yenisafak-en Friday, September 18, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Passing #HRes908 sends a unified message that such bigotry, hatred & xenophobia will not be tolerated,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, September 18, 2020 4:13:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have been forced to endure demeaning and disgusting acts of bigotry and hate, consisting of everything from verbal assaults to physical attacks,” External link

aa-en Friday, September 18, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Passing #HRes908 sends a unified message that such bigotry, hatred & xenophobia will not be tolerated," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, September 18, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng disse : "Sancionar a #HRes908 envia a mensagem unificada de que o fanatismo, o ódio e a xenofobia não serão tolerados" External link

uol Friday, September 18, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have been forced to endure demeaning and disgusting acts of bigotry and hate, consisting of everything from verbal assaults to physical attacks," External link

haberler-en Friday, September 18, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The House needed to take a strong and public stand against this appalling intolerance, discrimination and violence that has taken place all across the country during this public health crisis, and today, it did just that," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “This is not a waste of time. People's lives are at stake,” “It is something that is important, symbolic, and should be easy to stand up in defense of the Asian American community and to denounce violence,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Passing #HRes908 sends a unified message that such bigotry, hatred & xenophobia will not be tolerated," External link

msn-uk Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The House needed to take a strong and public stand against this appalling intolerance, discrimination, and violence that has taken place all across the country during this public health crisis, and today it did just that," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “this is not a waste of time. People's lives are at stake” “It is something that is important, symbolic, and should be easy to stand up in defense of the Asian American community and to denounce violence,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Passing #HRes908 sends a unified message that such bigotry, hatred & xenophobia will not be tolerated," External link

trust2 Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “this is not a waste of time. People's lives are at stake” “It is something that is important, symbolic, and should be easy to stand up in defense of the Asian American community and to denounce violence,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : "I’m always inspired by our nation’s youth who have demonstrated wisdom, maturity and passion on issues like social justice, gun control, and climate change," External link

independent-UK Monday, September 14, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I’m appalled by the news that Muslim detainees are forced to choose between their faith and food. This is abhorrent and acting DHS Secretary Wolf must ensure all detainees’ religious and dietary requirements are met,” “While our nation has struggled to contain COVID-19, this is no excuse to treat people with less dignity and respect, including those in U.S. detention facilities. I urge the secretary to personally resolve this issue and look forward to his response” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The restoration of gas service at the Bland Houses is great news for affected tenants, and I am pleased to have played a role in helping to resolve this issue,” “These repairs are long overdue and should not have taken this long. But I thank NYCHA for following through and finally fixing the problem. I also thank Chair and CEO Russ for speaking with me about the outage, and being responsive to my concerns for constituents who reside in these buildings. I hope that there will be no further service interruptions, and that any future repairs do not take many months to fix” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about President Trump ) : “President Trump’s latest attack on our hard-working immigrant communities is outrageous and must be stopped,” “It not only advances his anti-immigrant agenda but seeks to undermine the census. Under the law, everyone in the U.S. must be counted, not just those who he wants to count. I urge all of my colleagues in the House to support this critical legislation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about President Trump ) : “President Trump’s latest attack on our hard-working immigrant communities is outrageous and must be stopped,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I mean, the fact we have to legislate that is crazy. But it’s not being done,” “Reforming the police system is not enough. We have to do a better job of education curriculum, oftentimes from the state level” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, July 17, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I mean, the fact we have to legislate that is crazy. But it’s not being done,” “Reforming the police system is not enough. We have to do a better job of education curriculum, oftentimes from the state level” External link

news-yahoo Monday, July 13, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Children’s health and safety must be at the forefront of our efforts to combat COVID-19, and I’m pleased that New York’s plan to ensure all kids have food during the national health crisis was approved,” “The additional money will provide ease of mind for many families. There is no application process for this money and it will be provided regardless of immigration status. No child should go hungry and this additional food benefit will help many over the summer” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 29, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : "Any mistake or inaccurate count we make becomes a 10-year mistake and affects our neighborhoods and communities for a very long time," External link

patch Monday, June 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Fred Upton ) : “I introduced the Farm to Fridge Act to ensure farmers and merchants can secure new markets to sell their agricultural goods,” “COVID-19 forced many restaurants to temporarily close which has affected farmers’ and merchants’ sales to these establishments. The national health crisis has also meant many families do not have access to healthy food at home. In introducing this legislation with Congressman Upton, I hope to strengthen food security, help farmers and merchants, and ensure that families have fresh food” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Susan Brooks ) : “COVID-19 knows no boundaries. The United States’ global response must be strong and effective in order to ensure that the virus is defeated around the world, lest it rebounds on our shores,” “USAID has made progress to improve the lives of people around the world, particularly for women and girls, but COVID-19 will derail all that effort unless we respond adequately. To address the unique challenges women and girls face, USAID must assign a gender expert to the White House Coronavirus Task Force and use disaggregated data to ensure its programs are helping those in greatest need. I’m thankful for Congresswoman Brooks’ leadership and for the strong support of my colleagues—on both sides of the aisle—in bringing this equity issue to Acting Administrator Barsa” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Co-ops are an integral part of our communities in Queens and New York City, serving as homes for many hardworking middle-class New Yorkers,” “Last month, I urged Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza to make them eligible for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, and today, I renew my call in this latest effort to secure relief. Like many other entities, co-ops are being impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, and Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza must act to ensure their future stability” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Hispanic Caucus ) : "the Hispanic population might not be enough to be the margin of victory, but if you mobilize the black, Hispanic and Asian, electorate, maybe it would make a difference," External link

politico Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : "We actually have a platform that we didn't have back then where we are able to speak up for our community," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Hispanic Caucus ) : "the Hispanic population might not be enough to be the margin of victory, but if you mobilize the black, Hispanic and Asian, electorate, maybe it would make a difference," External link

politico Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Small businesses play a critical role in our City’s neighborhoods and communities, providing jobs and critical services to New Yorkers,” “Relief programs to assist these businesses must be more effective as we continue our fight against the coronavirus. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Carranza must do more to improve the Paycheck Protection and Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs so that they work better for small business owners. We must do everything possible to help small businesses survive this global health crisis, and that includes making sure these two initiatives are truly helping entrepreneurs” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 15, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Now is not the time for California to increase the numbers of people locked up in immigration detention,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “ICE’s record shows that it is wholly unprepared to address a public health crisis of this magnitude or to address the health needs of any people added to the detention system,” “If immigrants and workers in immigration detention in California get sick at high rates, hospitals in California’s communities are also likely to become overloaded” External link

HumanRightsWatch Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “For the first time, I felt like they saw my issues as their issues as well,” “I think for one of the first times in my congressional career, I feel like my colleagues see our Asian American issues as something they're concerned about, too, which is a good feeling” External link

nbcnews Monday, May 4, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about President Trump ) : “Over 30 million Americans—including 1.6 million New Yorkers—have filed for unemployment benefits since the beginning of the pandemic; this underscores how dire the situation is for millions of people,” “New York City is the epicenter of the COVID-19 health crisis and critical human service programs like SNAP, child nutrition programs, WIC and TEFAP need more support than ever. These programs protect our most vulnerable from falling through the cracks. The President already has the authority to expand the capacity of some of these programs, and doing so will ease the burden of this crisis on our most vulnerable. He should move quickly to expand those programs and work with Congress to supercharge the accounts with funds. I thank my fellow elected officials for joining me in this timely letter to the President” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 1, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Now is not the time for California to increase the numbers of people locked up in immigration detention,” External link

yubanet Friday, May 1, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “ICE’s record shows that it is wholly unprepared to address a public health crisis of this magnitude or to address the health needs of any people added to the detention system,” “If immigrants and workers in immigration detention in California get sick at high rates, hospitals in California’s communities are also likely to become overloaded” External link

yubanet Friday, May 1, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The Trump administration and its callous indifference to immigrants’ rights and their humanity have allowed already bad conditions in the detention system to deteriorate even further,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Since the beginning of this pandemic, I have worked to help translate materials released by the Trump administration and federal agencies in order for the many diverse communities in my district to obtain the critical information they need about COVID-19,” “But it must be the job of our federal agencies translate their own resources so that all ethnic and non -English speaking communities in Queens and throughout the country can receive the materials they require. It is unacceptable that federal agencies have not provided all these translations, but the passage of my bill would ensure that they finally do. Language barriers must never prevent anybody from accessing vital and potentially life-saving information. Nobody should ever be left in the dark about the coronavirus, and providing these translations would be critical in our fight to combat the illness” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “This antibody testing is an important tool in our fight against COVID-19,” “It is critical to know how many New Yorkers have been infected with the virus in order to help with reopening our state. I thank Governor Cuomo for launching this testing initiative, and for his continued leadership during the COVID-19 crisis” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Honestly, I don’t know the details,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Over the past two months, attacks on U.S. facilities in Iraq have increased, threatening the lives of American and coalition servicemembers and civilians. These attacks have exposed gaps within our air defense system, which must be addressed urgently,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about President Trump ) : “The deaths at our nursing homes have been tragic and heartbreaking,” “The elderly are among our most vulnerable populations. More must be done to protect them and we desperately need help from President Trump and his administration. I implore him to provide the resources that our long term care facilities need, and to do so immediately. I await his reply to my letter” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng wrote : “I implore you to use any means possible within your authority to expeditiously manufacture COVID-19 tests and prioritize New York in receiving these tests,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 19, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I appreciate the Anti-Semitism Accountability Project's commitment to combating hate of all kinds," External link

elevenmyanmar Saturday, April 18, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Everyone is playing a role to help combat the novel coronavirus and that includes essential employees who are working tirelessly each and every day to provide the critical services we need and depend on,” “Many of these workers are immigrants who are transit employees, grocery store employees, health care workers, and so many other unsung heroes. The contributions and sacrifices that they are making are critical to saving lives and fighting this outbreak. We must ensure that those with expiring work permits are able to have them automatically extended so that they can continue to protect everyone, and help our nation get through this crisis. Passing this legislation would be the right and responsible thing to do which is why I call on all of my colleagues to immediately support it” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The donation of personal protective equipment is much appreciated during the time of crisis in New York City and America. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreck havoc on our city and nation, and this donation of supplies will be a welcome help in our efforts to combat it," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, April 12, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “It is unconscionable that in the middle of a public health crisis, there are those who prey on unsuspecting individuals, and attempt to steal the money they need during this pandemic,” “If you receive a call regarding your economic impact payment, hang-up. If you receive an email or text, do not reply, and do not click on attachments and links. Report it to law enforcement and the IRS. The IRS will never contact you asking for any kind of personal information” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 12, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “People in Queens and across the nation are hurting, and this financial assistance will provide important short-term relief to families and workers,” “I will monitor these timelines to ensure that constituents receive their payments” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The CARES Act had many good and crucial provisions in it to help working families affected by the coronavirus pandemic,” “Unfortunately, excluding millions of working immigrants who use ITIN numbers was not one of them. Although the House Democrats’ Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act would have allowed payments to those with ITIN numbers, it was unfortunately not included in the Senate’s CARES Act which was the version that was ultimately passed and enacted into law. Just like millions of American citizens, working immigrants, and mixed-status families, are falling on hard times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They too have bills to pay and loved ones to support. And many immigrants fortunate to still have a job are among the essential employees who are risking their health and safety by working on the frontlines during this outbreak. We must immediately right this wrong and help our hard-working immigrant communities receive this needed assistance. In addition to this bill, I will be fighting for this issue in Congress’ fourth coronavirus relief package. No family should be left behind in the relief and recovery efforts. After all, the coronavirus does not distinguish immigration status – neither should our federal response” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I have known Frank Wu for several years and I am honored to congratulate him as we enter this new and exciting chapter for Queens College,” “Queens College does extraordinary work in preparing students for their futures. It continues to be a beacon of higher education, and I am confident that under Frank Wu’s leadership, the institution’s success will soar even higher. I am also pleased to congratulate Professor Wu for making history by becoming the first Asian American President of Queens College. I wish him nothing but the best, and look forward to working with him in his new capacity” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:16:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I'm so thankful for the fact that it's not only Asian American leaders that are condemning these attacks but leaders from all around the country, from different backgrounds," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I'm so thankful for the fact that it's not only Asian American leaders that are condemning these attacks but leaders from all around the country, from different backgrounds," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I'm so thankful for the fact that it's not only Asian American leaders that are condemning these attacks but leaders from all around the country, from different backgrounds," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The shortages of Personal Protective Equipment is creating dire working conditions for our health care workers who are on the frontlines of combating this crisis,” “They must have the resources they need to help them do their jobs. It also critical that patients have all the medications they need during this uncertain time which is why restrictions that limit a 30-day supply should be lifted. I hope that both of these measures will be included in the next legislative package, and I will continue to advocate for them” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The outbreak of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on small businesses, and I’m thankful that establishments in Queens and across New York can now access the financial resources that they desperately need,” “Small businesses play an integral role in our economy and throughout our communities. Our government must continue to be there for them during this difficult and uncertain period, and I urge all impacted businesses to take advantage of this critical assistance. As Congress works on a third relief package for families, I will continue to advocate for and support policies that help small businesses during this time of need” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “As our nation grapples with this ever-intensifying public health crisis, it is imperative that nobody gets left behind,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 20, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "There are no do-overs, and a mistake will be a 10-year mistake," External link

news-yahoo Friday, March 13, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng asked ( about US Census Bureau ) : “Is there any possibility to consider halting raids and making any public statements and halting them so that we can pause such enforcement efforts in our communities so that Census Bureau won’t be seen as coordinating with law enforcement,” External link

dailycaller Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "When I first got elected to the New York Legislature, I was pregnant. I was the only Asian American serving, so there was a lot of uncharted territories," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I realized that as a mom, as a woman there's so much knowledge and experience that we have. We bring something new and different to the table and we represent a lot of voices that haven't been heard," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "As a daughter from an immigrant community, it was important that my community and other shared communities had more voices at the table," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Younger generations, especially young women need to understand that people in leadership positions can look like them. So it's really important to me to try and be a role model for them," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Queens is my home. Queens is what grounds me. It's a good reminder of what I'm fighting for and who I'm fighting for," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy in Queens and throughout New York City,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy in Queens and throughout New York City,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 3, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The fact that there are people who aren't able to afford these products, and as a result, may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma I think it's a human rights issue that, especially in the United States of America, women should not have to be dealing with," External link

CBSnews Friday, February 28, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The fact that there are people who aren't able to afford these products, and as a result, may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma — I think it's a human rights issue that, especially in the United States of America, women should not have to be dealing with," External link

news9 Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about President Trump ) : “The coronavirus is a menace to public health, and the race to develop a cure proceeds at full speed,” “Any cure or treatment must be affordable and accessible to the public. President Trump has said many times he wants to lower the cost of drugs, but allowing pharmaceutical companies to have exclusive monopoly rights for any coronavirus treatment would be inimical to his promise. I urge the President to prioritize public health, not pharmaceutical companies’ bottom line, by ensuring that the price of any coronavirus vaccine or treatment does not deter access” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “We have all seen the increase in hate crimes across the country including right here in the New York area,” “These attacks and threats can happen anywhere at any time, and houses of worship and nonprofit facilities must be prepared. They must do everything possible to protect their properties, and Nonprofit Security Grants can be a huge resource in that critical effort. Safety and security must always be the number one priority. I continue to encourage all houses o f worship and high-risk nonprofits to apply for these grants, and I thank all who attended this important workshop” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:33:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The fact that there are people who aren't able to afford these products, and as a result, may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma I think it's a human rights issue that, especially in the United States of America, women should not have to be dealing with," External link

CBSnews Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng told : "I don’t want to, as I [did when I] grew up, feel like I have to hide my product up my sleeve as I’m walking through the halls of school or the office toward the bathroom," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “President Trump’s draconian immigration policies have caused vast harm to immigrants and their families,” “From the Muslim travel ban to separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border to the public charge rule, this administration will do anything to block hard-working immigrants from achieving the American Dream. These policies are discriminatory, and the administration’s new public charge rule would force many families to choose between putting food on the table or keeping their legal status. The public charge rule is a wealth test that singles out the neediest families. It is a betrayal of our shared American values. These are the reasons why I introduced the No Public Charge Deportation Act which would simply remove public charge as a reason for deportation. This necessary action is a step forward to change the perception that just because you are poor or need safety net programs to feed and house your family, it doesn’t make you less worthy of legally remaining in this great country” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, February 15, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The basic premise of the Trump administration is his xenophobic take on immigrants, foreigners, and his efforts to argue that any problems that society is facing has been brought from the outside, rather than addressing that there are really complex causes that need to be addressed in a meaningful way," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : "It comes from a recognition that the community cannot be safe unless immigrants in the community, both documented and undocumented feel comfortable going to the police when they witness a crime or are victims of a crime," External link

aljazeera-en Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “It was an honor to testify before the House Administration Committee to bring attention to the urgent need to build a national museum dedicated to the Asian Pacific American story,” “After all, our story is the American story, and Asian Pacific Americans have made immense and immeasurable contributions to this great nation. As long ago as 1850, men were recruited from the Asia Pacific region to build roads, work on farms, and construct railroads. APAs have served with distinction in our military, and they have been civil rights advocates. A commission of experts to study the creation of a national Asian Pacific American museum is not only timely; it is necessary for all Americans to appreciate and be aware of the many and diverse stories of APAs. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Committee to advance my bill” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Bringing Abdul as my guest shines a light on the important role that our labor force plays in communities throughout Queens and across the nation, and it brings attention to their fight for improving workers’ rights, including affordable health benefits and safe working conditions,” “Working men and women are the backbone of our country and help America prosper. They and their families deserve access to affordable and quality health care, and I stand in solidarity with New York area airport workers as they struggle to secure these vital benefits. It is an honor to have Abdul join me for the President’s speech and I thank him for helping me highlight the important needs of our workforce. Whether it’s improving health care or addressing other critical issues, we must always have the backs of working people, and I will continue to do so. I also look forward to continuing to partner with our tireless and hardworking labor unions such as 32BJ” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 3, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Lunar New Year is the most significant time of the year for the Asian American community,” “It is observed by millions of Asian Americans and the number of people and communities in the U.S. that mark the celebration only continues to grow. Given its enormous increase in popularity, and the fact that Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the United States, I believe it is time for the House to formally appreciate this annual observance; passing my resolution would go a long way towards providing Lunar New Year with the Congressional recognition it deserves. I look forward to shepherding this measure through the House, and I‘m pleased to send my warmest wishes for good fortune, health, success, and happiness to all who ring in the Year of the Rat – here in Queens and across the nation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem. Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 24, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “An unfair trial is not a trial,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 24, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem. Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” “Everyone was worried about the situation” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “An unfair trial is not a trial,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem. Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

timesdaily Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "About four or five years ago, at the centre of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department," "Everyone was worried about the situation" External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

muscatinejournal Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:27:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

wsoctv Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

startribune Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” “Everyone was worried about the situation” External link

therepublic Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the centre of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “About four or five years ago, at the center of the upper echelons of the CCP (Communist Party), everyone discussed the problem: Everyone knew corruption was rampant, touching all officials, every department,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Entrepreneurship kindles the spark of creativity and ingenuity that has been such a cornerstone of our economy,” “And that is why, nurturing and inspiring our young people to be leaders and entrepreneurs will be critical to the future prosperity of our country. I am proud to introduce this legislation to empower our youth by including entrepreneurship programs into our K-12 public schools, community colleges, and public spaces like libraries. It is never too early to learn the skills of creative problem solving, leadership, teamwork, financial literacy, and adaptability—which are all necessary skills for the 21st century workforce. In fact, 40 percent of American middle and high school students say they plan to start a business. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Queens and the nation—they drive innovation, job creation, and economic growth. Throughout my time in Congress, I have fought to help small businesses and entrepreneurs flourish. I am proud to introduce this legislation—especially following Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019—to help create a pathway for aspiring entrepreneurs to grow and thrive” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Entrepreneurship kindles the spark of creativity and ingenuity that has been such a cornerstone of our economy,” “And that is why, nurturing and inspiring our young people to be leaders and entrepreneurs will be critical to the future prosperity of our country. I am proud to introduce this legislation to empower our youth by including entrepreneurship programs into our K-12 public schools, community colleges, and public spaces like libraries. It is never too early to learn the skills of creative problem solving, leadership, teamwork, financial literacy, and adaptability—which are all necessary skills for the 21st century workforce. In fact, 40 percent of American middle and high school students say they plan to start a business. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Queens and the nation—they drive innovation, job creation, and economic growth. Throughout my time in Congress, I have fought to help small businesses and entrepreneurs flourish. I am proud to introduce this legislation—especially following Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019—to help create a pathway for aspiring entrepreneurs to grow and thrive” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Each year, businesses launch nearly 30,000 new products, but some of those items may endanger the health and safety of our families and our homes,” “We can’t expect busy parents and consumers to consistently check for possible problems every time they purchase a product. If a company sells a dangerous item, that company should rightly be expected to market the recall as aggressively as they marketed the sale of the product. An average recall response rate between 4-18 percent is not just unacceptable; it is irresponsible. Every single day a family unknowingly continues to use an already recalled product, is a day too long. The Total Recall Act would ensure that companies commit to effective and impactful outreach on all recalled products, and I urge all my colleagues to support it” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Every child deserves their best chance at pursuing an education. But it breaks my heart knowing that millions of kids, every night, are unable to finish their homework simply because they are without internet access. Before the internet became ubiquitous, students completed their homework with pencil and paper—today, that is no longer case,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 25, 2019 8:56:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Turkey—once considered a friend and ally of the United States—has become tangled with the likes of Russia, Syria and Iran,” “Turkey’s military incursion into Syria that targeted U.S. Kurdish allies and purchase of advanced Russian antiaircraft missile systems undermine U.S. national security. It is glaringly apparent that the time has come to re-evaluate any deployment of America’s strategic assets in Turkey” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The Trump administration is a clear and present danger to our national security and undermines our allies’ trust and friendship,” “As each day passes, we witness additional cases of alliance mismanagement that allows foreign adversaries to drive a wedge in our relationships. Demanding South Korea increase their pay by 500 percent is yet another example of extorting our friends. I can’t say enough about how damaging this behavior is for U.S. national security and global leadership. Simply put, brinkmanship is neither a smart nor responsible strategy. Secretaries Pompeo and Esper must rethink the strategy, and come back to the negotiating table with a proposal that recognizes the inherent value of the long-standing U.S.-ROK alliance” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:18:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng told : “I think she has the argument of seniority first of all,” External link

nypost Monday, November 4, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Korean War was a heart wrenching event that split the peninsula in two, forcing many families apart, and since then, family relations between both Koreas have been suspended in time," External link

koreatimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “The U.S. has always been a nation of immigrants, and as the daughter of immigrants and a Representative from Queens – the most diverse place in the nation with immigrants from across the globe calling the borough home – I will never back down from fighting for our immigrant communities,” “The New Deal for New Americans Act is a bold and sweeping effort to strengthen support for immigrants and refugees. It will break down barriers to help them succeed, and pave the way for their hopes and dreams to come true. Immigrants and refugees have always been America’s strength, and improving our system to welcome new Americans will ensure that our nation continues to thrive. I will always stand with the hardworking immigrants of this nation and I urge all my colleagues to do the same, and support this critical bill. I am proud to partner with Reps. Jayapal and García in introducing this legislation, and I look forward to it moving through the House” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Every October, we celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Filipino Americans in our nation,” “Today, there are over 4 million Filipino Americans in our country and I am proud that over 55 percent of Filipino New Yorkers (in New York City) live in Queens. From Larry Itliong who was one of the quintessential labor leaders in our nation, and one of the leading voices in the farmworker labor movement, to the Filipino veterans who served so courageously during World War II, our nation owes so much to their sacrifices and contributions. I hope we also take this time to renew the urgency to reunite the Filipino World War II veterans with their families. As we mark Filipino American History Month, I urge all Americans to join me in saluting the tremendous accomplishments that Filipino Americans have made to our nation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 25, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “When I first started studying up on this issue I sort of just assumed, OK, this affects people in underdeveloped countries and how can we help girls who have to skip school,” “Then the more I learned about it, I realized that it’s happening to people right here in our country and right here in [New York City]” External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I don’t want to, as I [did when I] grew up, feel like I have to hide my product up my sleeve as I’m walking through the halls of school or the office toward the bathroom," "This is a natural part of being a human being and I don’t want people to be ashamed of it" External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Obviously people in both parties menstruate and know people who get their periods," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 18, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Mahatma Gandhi ) : “Mahatma Gandhi was a monumental civil rights and spiritual leader who demonstrated that peaceful protests can bring change, and we honor his legacy with a resolution that calls on all to recognize his important contributions to the world,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, October 3, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Our own civil rights heroes, like Dr Martin Luther King, were influenced by Gandhi's work and it is critical that we strive each day to change the world in a peaceful manner. I urge all Americans to join me in marking International Day of Non-Violence," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 4:47:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I’m thrilled to have secured a pilot program that will offer guided tours of the U.S. Capitol in Chinese and Spanish,” “I have always fought to broaden participation and inclusion in our society, and I hope this experiment will demonstrate that there is a strong demand for guided tours in additional languages. I want to thank the staff at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center for sharing my vision to expand opportunity and inclusion of our nation’s history. We have people from across the country and world who speak languages other than English; expanding tours into additional languages will ensure their full participation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The fact that there are people who aren't able to afford these products, and as a result, may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma I think it's a human rights issue that, especially in the United States of America, women should not have to be dealing with," External link

CBSnews Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “A single bullet can destroy a life; a single bullet can also destroy entire families and communities. This is not normal – and we must never normalize tragedies that arise from gun violence,” “Our country cannot wait any longer. We must act now to save lives and prevent future tragedies. I’m pleased to have secured and supported these critical provisions and as a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, I will continue to do all I possibly can to end gun violence” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 13, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I’m pleased my provisions that provide critical protections for women and children in U.S. international aid programs were included in this important House-passed spending bill,” “We must do all that we can to protect the most vulnerable, especially those fleeing from war, poverty, and natural disasters. I look forward to these measures now moving through the Senate” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, September 13, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Protecting our environment at home and abroad is critical to the future of our planet and our humanity,” “I am pleased that I was able to include a number of items in the House-passed spending bills. These provisions will help strengthen current environmental and conservation programs, protect biodiversity, and help provide policymakers with a better understanding of the effects that toxic substances have on people and the environment. I look forward to these measures being signed into law” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The majority of families who are coming to the U.S. southern border are from the Northern Triangle: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. And these are countries that have been going through some incredibly difficult times,” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said ( about Donald Trump ) : “The journey is not one that anyone would take lightly, and I think that’s really important to remember when the Trump administration claims that all these migrants are making fraudulent claims of asylum, that they are trying to game the system,” “People don’t leave their home countries unless they have to, unless what they’re facing at home is so much worse than the dangers that they face along the way” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Their hair was matted, they were dirty. They had not had regular access to showers, toothpaste, soap,” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:21:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Seven years ago, six Sikh Americans lost their lives in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Sadly, as we just saw over the weekend, the racism and xenophobia that drove the attack on the gurdwara still permeates in our society today,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “On this anniversary, we must reaffirm our commitment to rejecting all forms of hate whenever and wherever it occurs. We must come together to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their race, religion, or country of origin, feel safe in this country they call home,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:12:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “We need to weave the narrative of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities into the greater American story. I firmly believe the story of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is sorely misunderstood and creating a national museum would ensure that our experiences—both good and bad—are recognized by all Americans,” “Museums are gateways for Americans and the world to see the United States’ rich history, challenges it overcame, and potential for greatness. Establishing this commission is the first step toward the creation of a national AAPI museum. I urge my colleagues to support this legislation” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng wrote : "While the city rightly prioritized testing in complexes with the highest number of children under six, the reported backlog on testing and failure to begin testing in Queens is unacceptable," External link

patch Friday, July 26, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Inspecting approximately 135,000 apartments throughout the city is a vast undertaking," "That challenge cannot get in the way of testing housing units in Queens" External link

patch Friday, July 26, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : "Anybody is entitled to run and we take nothing for granted," External link

patch Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “The Trump administration’s lack of empathy and compassion for migrant families and children at the U.S.-Mexico border is heartbreaking and demands action by Congress,” “Those who come to our nation should be treated with dignity and respect and that is something the administration has failed to provide when treating migrant families. We have a crisis at the southern border, and we need to ensure our officials have the resources they need while respecting the dignity of those in the U.S. government’s care. I’m pleased that so many of my colleagues have joined and I hope that my bill will receive consideration soon” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Community colleges play a critical role in American higher education,” “Of the over 40 percent of undergraduates who are enrolled at community colleges across the United States, a large portion are first-generation, low-income college students, and half are from minority communities. Unfortunately, many of the institutions they attend are under-resourced. In addition, access to college means little without degree completion. That is why I am proud to reintroduce the Community College Student Success Act, which is a holistic, student-centered approach to ensuring that community college students have the financial, academic, and career support they need to obtain their degree. If Congress truly values the importance of educating our next generation, we must increase our investment in these colleges and the students they serve. Everybody deserves a quality education, no matter their background, because education is a civil right” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:23:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

syracuse Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:29:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the US is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

thesun Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:03:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the US is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:32:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the US is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

standard Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

haaretz Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:32:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

ABCnews Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:47:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, July 23, 2019 5:15:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities,” External link

good4utah Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:04:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the U.S. is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:09:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “We already see serious abuses of fast-track deportation authority where it is currently used at the US border,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the US is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities,” “This is a massive and dangerous change” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “We already see serious abuses of fast-track deportation authority where it is currently used at the US border,” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, July 22, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Expanding the fast-track procedure to apply anywhere in the US is a recipe for ripping thousands more families apart and devastating communities,” “This is a massive and dangerous change” External link

HumanRightsWatch Monday, July 22, 2019 10:25:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I stand with the Hindu community and wish the victim a full recovery," External link

timesofindia Monday, July 22, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I will support an impeachment inquiry when it becomes necessary in order to get the truth for my constituents,” External link

politico Sunday, July 21, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “I will support an impeachment inquiry when it becomes necessary in order to get the truth for my constituents,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, July 19, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I will support an impeachment inquiry when it becomes necessary in order to get the truth for my constituents," External link

politico Friday, July 19, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng afirmou : "Certamente, a intensidade do medo que as pessoas estão sentindo agora é resultado direto das batidas anunciadas" External link

uol Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng afirmou : "Certamente, a intensidade do medo que as pessoas estão sentindo agora é resultado direto das batidas anunciadas" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng afirmou : "Certamente, a intensidade do medo que as pessoas estão sentindo agora é resultado direto das batidas anunciadas" External link

noticias-terra-br Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Year after year, numerous Americans, including New Yorkers – many of whom are seniors, fall victim to criminals who steal their personal information through mail fishing,” “This has resulted in identity theft and funds being stolen from victims’ bank accounts. Last year, the Postal Service agreed to retrofit all blue mail collection boxes in my home borough of Queens, New York after I urged the agency to do so. Now, they should look at doing the same throughout the country. We can no longer ignore this problem. The Postmaster General must conduct a study to retrofit all collection boxes” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "We need to move forward, and now do everything humanly possible to obtain a complete and accurate census count," External link

nbcnews Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "We need to move forward, and now do everything humanly possible to obtain a complete and accurate census count," External link

nbcnews Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "We all have that story where we get our period at school or at work and we stick [a tampon] up our sleeve... and sort of like walk that walk of shame to the bathroom," External link

CBSnews Friday, June 7, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I think that in the United States of America, the fact that there are women, whether they are girls in schools, women in prisons and homeless shelters, to women working in large companies... who aren't able to afford these products and as a result may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma," External link

CBSnews Friday, June 7, 2019 3:34:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The story of the Chinese railroad workers is a story that must be told, and today we are doing exactly that," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "While working in the Sierras, Chinese workers hung in baskets, 2,000 feet above raging rivers, during two of the coldest winters in history, to blast into the impenetrable granite mountain -- to make way for laying the tracks," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : “Some of them have said that to my face: ‘I'll sign on, and you don't need to explain anymore,’” External link

usaToday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “A lot of times we are very sympathetic to helping people and the plight that they are enduring from underdeveloped countries, but not realizing that these are oftentimes the same issues that people right here in America, right here in their own district,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng told : “Some of them have said that to my face: ‘I'll sign on, and you don't need to explain anymore,’” External link

usaToday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : “A lot of times we are very sympathetic to helping people and the plight that they are enduring from underdeveloped countries, but not realizing that these are oftentimes the same issues that people right here in America, right here in their own district,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:48:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The fact that there are people who aren't able to afford these products, and as a result, may miss school, may miss work, face certain stigma I think it's a human rights issue that, especially in the United States of America, women should not have to be dealing with," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "When I first began talking about tampons and tax policy, testifying in front of mostly male colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee," External link

CBSnews Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "We all have that story where we get our period at school or at work and we stick [a tampon] up our sleeve... and sort of like walk that walk of shame to the bathroom," External link

CBSnews Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "His long and distinguished career had an enormous impact on the designing of buildings and structures throughout the world, and his influence will continue to live on for decades to come," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, May 17, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : “Today marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad that connected our nation, spurred economic growth, and unleashed the unlimited potential of our nation,” “Less known to the American public are the enormous contributions made by Chinese immigrant laborers who toiled in extreme weather to lay down the literal foundations of our nation. Today, we honor their memory, sweat, blood, and labor, and we provide them with the recognition they deserve. I thank and applaud the Smithsonian for recognizing and bringing attention to the story of the Chinese railroad workers. It is a story that must be told. As we celebrate their memory and this milestone anniversary of the railroad’s completion, I hope the contributions they made to our country are recognized and remembered by all Americans” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 11, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Chinese authorities have not formulated actual charges or adduced the alleged supporting evidence," External link

thelocal-fr Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

thelocal-fr Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:09:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Chinese authorities have not formulated actual charges or adduced the alleged supporting evidence," External link

business-standard Friday, March 29, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Chinese authorities have not formulated actual charges or adduced the alleged supporting evidence," External link

pulse Friday, March 29, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

pulse Friday, March 29, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Chinese authorities have not formulated actual charges or adduced the alleged supporting evidence," External link

yahoo-au Friday, March 29, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

yahoo-au Friday, March 29, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The Chinese authorities have not formulated actual charges or adduced the alleged supporting evidence," External link

digitaljournal Friday, March 29, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

digitaljournal Friday, March 29, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

firstpost Friday, March 29, 2019 5:07:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng déclaré ( about Grace Meng ) : "révèle ouvertement la nature politique de l'affaire concernant M. Meng" External link

challenges Friday, March 29, 2019 3:30:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "The press release openly reveals the political nature of Mr Meng's case, without addressing the issues concerning our family's fundamental human rights," External link

trust Friday, March 29, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Grace Meng said : "Today, I am introducing legislation that ends our nation's inequities toward women, girls, and individuals who menstruate," External link

patch Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng explained : “My first conversation with them is not necessarily about affirmative action or things like that, but to make sure that they know that we are aligned at least on most issues and, if there are issues that we disagree on, to help them better understand where we’re coming from,” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Grace Meng said : "I hope the president can help Mr Meng and his family, to protect our fundamental human rights ," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 25, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
congresswoman36.84%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
representative22.11%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
senior researcher18.95%EN05/10/201710/05/2017
researcher18.95%EN03/07/201707/03/2017
sen1.05%EN02/24/201724/02/2017
member1.05%EN10/25/201625/10/2016
democrat1.05%EN05/23/201623/05/2016
Names Lang Count
Grace MengEN99.56%
Grace MengFR0.44%


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