U.S. House of Representatives of the 6th District of New York (D), 2013 – Present
Grace Meng is a U.S. congresswoman representing the 6th district of New York encompassing the New York borough of Queens. Meng is the first and only Asian American member of Congress from New York State.
Meng is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittees on State and Foreign Operations, and Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. Some of her legislative victories include founding the Kids’ Safety Caucus, the first bipartisan coalition in the House that promotes child safety issues, improving access to feminine hygiene products, and creating New York City school holidays for Chinese New Year and Eid.
Born in Elmhurst, Queens, Meng is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Yeshiva University’s Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. Before entering the House of Representatives, Meng was a member of the New York State Assembly and worked as a public-interest lawyer.
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