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Rep. Meng moves to ban civilian use of body armor on the anniversary of Buffalo mass shooting

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May. 16, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan On the two-year anniversary of a racially motivated mass shooting that killed ten people in Buffalo, Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng reintroduced legislation to ban the body armor worn by the shooter.  The Aaron Salter Jr. Responsible Body Armor Possession Act would prohibit the possession, sale or transfer of enhanced…
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Queens electeds offer contrasting viewpoints on pro-Palestinian encampment at Columbia

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Apr. 25, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan As Pro-Palestinian encampments emerged at over a dozen college campuses across the country following in the footsteps of Columbia University, local elected officials pushed out statements in response. The “Gaza Solidarity Encampment,” built on the campus’s south lawn, drew strong voices of support, as well as objection, from Queens…
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Local students win Congressional App Challenge with innovative bathroom finder app

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Apr. 11, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Three local high school students won Congresswoman Grace Meng’s Congressional App Challenge by developing an app to help users find the nearest accessible bathroom.  First place winners Rachel Wu of Fresh Meadows, Yuan Gao of Flushing and Eugene Xu of Bayside are all seniors in the Bronx High School…
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Congresswoman Meng faces backlash over Gaza ceasefire stance during heated Zoom meeting

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Jan. 18, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan After persistent efforts spanning several months, constituents of Rep. Grace Meng successfully arranged a virtual meeting with her to address their concerns on the Israel-Hamas conflict and discuss her stance on the Gaza ceasefire issue. Close to a hundred people attended a Zoom meeting on Jan. 12 to convince…
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Meng brings U.S. Special Envoy to Queens for discussion on combating rise in antisemitic hate crimes

Jul. 25, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed With antisemitic incidents on the rise in New York and across the globe, Congresswoman Grace Meng brought the state Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, to Queens on July 24 to address the increased attacks on the Jewish community. Lipstadt, who is based at…
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Federal infrastructure bill to provide millions for improvements to Queens highways

May. 8, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congresswoman Grace Meng on Monday, May 8, announced that the federal infrastructure bill has provided Queens with millions of dollars to help pay for crucial highway improvements throughout the borough. Known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the historic legislation was signed by President Biden in November 2021 after Meng…
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Bayside school unveils new safety improvements

May. 5, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng paid a visit to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy in Bayside on Thursday, May 4, to view the security improvements made at the school after she helped secure funding for that cause. Meng witnessed the unveiling of the school’s improvements, which include…
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DA Katz lands endorsements from pair of Queens Congress members in re-election bid

Mar. 10, 2023 By Bill Parry A week after Queens Borough President Donovan Richards endorsed the re-election campaign of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, two longtime members of Congress have followed suit. Congresswoman Grace Meng and Congressman Gregory Meeks threw their support behind Katz who is facing a challenge in June’s Democratic primary. “Melinda Katz…
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