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Grace Meng        

Lawyer, Congresswoman For New York's 6th Congressional District

Grace Meng is a U.S. Congresswoman representing the Sixth Congressional District of New York in the United States House of Representatives.

Meng is the first Asian American Member of Congress from New York State and the only Congressmember of Asian descent in the entire Northeast. She is also the first female Member of Congress from Queens since former Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro.

She is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittees on State and Foreign Operations, and Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for funding every federal agency, program, and project within the United States government.

Previously, Meng served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Small Business Committee.

She is also a Senior Whip and Regional Whip for New York, and a founder and Co-Chair of the Kids’ Safety Caucus, the first bipartisan coalition in the House that promotes child-safety issues. She helped create and serves as a founding member and former Co-Chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus which works to mitigate excessive aircraft noise that adversely affects communities.

Prior to serving in Congress, Meng was a member of the New York State Assembly. Before entering public service, she worked as a public-interest lawyer.

She then earned a law degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.

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