Meet Grace

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Congresswoman Grace Meng has represented New York’s Sixth Congressional District since she was first sworn-in to Congress on January 3, 2013.

While growing-up in Bayside and Flushing, Grace was influenced by the kindness and generosity of her grandmother, the first member of her family to come to America. Grace observed her grandmother’s compassion for those in need, and it was her influence that sparked a desire to improve the quality of life for those in her community.

Always keeping her grandmother’s lessons close, Grace began her career as a public-interest lawyer, before being elected to the New York State Assembly.

Since her election to Congress, Grace has worked tirelessly on a range of issues impacting the lives of everyday Americans.

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, she continues to be a strong supporter of equal rights for all, specifically those who are traditionally marginalized and underrepresented.

Grace is a wife and working mother of two young children. Born in Elmhurst, she continues to reside in Queens.

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Where Grace stands

On Veteran Affairs

Queens has the largest population of veterans in New York City. With a varying and large population of veterans in Queens and the country generally, it is crucial...

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On Education

It is imperative that we offer all our young people access to high quality, affordable education. The costs of college have skyrocketed, and young people today face crushing...

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On Public Safety

The recent spate of shootings in New York, coupled with the horrifying shooting in Colorado, underscore the importance of immediately addressing public safety concerns. In Congress, I will...

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On National Security & Foreign Policy

In conducting our foreign policy, we must robustly defend our national security. In order to achieve this goal, we must stay on the offensive against Al Qaeda, prevent...

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On Civil Rights

The continuous right-wing assault on women’s rights in Congress should be cause for alarm for all American families.  Providing women with access to reproductive health care, passing legislation...

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On Tax Fairness

Republicans in Washington insist on cutting spending for vital programs that provide relief to society’s most vulnerable citizens, while refusing to budge an inch on increasing revenue by...

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