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ENG: Gregory Weldon Meeks (born September 25, 1953) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 5th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district formerly included in the last congress most of southeastern Queens, including Jamaica, Laurelton, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, Far Rockaway, and the John F. Kennedy International Airport. His district is made up mainly of middle and upper middle-class African-American communities, but also included a small part of Ozone Park and part of Howard Beach known as Old Howard Beach--both of which are predominantly middle-class Italian-Americans communities. In addition, he represented much of Kew Gardens and northern Richmond Hill. Early life, education and career Born in East Harlem, New York City and ...
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Rep. Gregory Meeks Assailed by NY Post as Meeks Attacks NLPC

The New York Postpublished an editorial titled "Greg Meeks - Again" regarding the allegations in our Complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on October 28. Meeks apparently had not yet received a copy of the Complaint at the time he wrote a column published last week in the Queens (New York) Tribune. In the column, Meeks characterized us as "right wing" and (again) blamed us for his ethics problems. I can't wait to see his reaction to our new Complaint. In the Tribune, Meeks omitted mention of his friend Edul Ahmad, from whom he secured an unsecured and unreported $40,000 ...

Ethics Committee continues to look into Meeks $40K loan

The House Ethics Committee will continue to review allegations against New YorkRep. Gregory Meeksover a 2007 loan he took from a Queens businessman but failed to report for three years. The loan to Meeks came from from Edul Ahmad, a Queens real estate broker who has been investigated for fraud and other allegations. Meeks failed to report the loan until2010, when the New York Democrat declared that he had repaid it by taking out another loan.The Office of Congressional Ethics, following up on press reports, looked into the matter and recommended that the Ethics Committee investigate the Meeks ...

Rep. Gregory Meeks Investigated Over $40,000 'Gift'

New York members of the House are keeping the ethics committee awfully busy these days, with yet another member of the delegation being referred for investigation, this time Rep. Gregory Meeks. The Office of Congressional Ethics revealed Friday that it has asked the full ethics committee to look into its finding that Meeks (D-N.Y.) had taken a gift of $40,000 from a friend and businessman named Edul Ahmad. Meeks said the payment was actually a personal loan that he took in 2007 to help finish work on his new $860,000 home. But Meeks failed to report the loan on any of his financial ...

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Rep. Meeks Statement on Post-Elections Violence in Gabon
Rep. Meeks Statement on Post-Elections Violence in Gabon Washington, D.C.— Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, senior Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following statement regarding the post-election violence in Gabon: "I am deeply concerned and saddened by the outbreak of violence in the evolving post-election crisis in the Republic of Gabon. The people of Gabon yearn for democratic principles and institutions, and that begins with fair and transparent elections that can provide credible results. As a co-sponsor of House Resolution 821, which urged the Government of Gabon to respect democratic principles during the elections held this past weekend, I am troubled by the many failures reported by the U.S. Embassy and the European Union observer mission’s preliminary report.    “I join the State Department, the United Nations, and observer missions from Africa and Europe in calling for a transparent verification of the electoral results by polling station, espe
Rep. Meeks & Members of NYC Delegation Send Letter to HUD and FHFA to Protect Homeownership for New Yorkers
Rep. Meeks & Members of NYC Delegation Send Letter to HUD and FHFA to Protect Homeownership for New Yorkers Washington, D.C.— This week, Senior Member of the House Financial Services Committee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), led eight Members of the New York City congressional delegation in sending a bipartisan letter [letter below] to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Housing Finance Agency urging the agencies to completely stop and revamp bulk sales of distressed properties. “Bulk sales of distressed properties conducted by the Federal Housing Administration are causing major harm in New York City, and in my district in Queens, NY,” Congressman Gregory W. Meeks said. “Families are being evicted from their homes through foreclosures without any notice, even while they are still working on mortgage remediation options with their lenders.  More alarming, the data shows that these sales are having a disproportionate impact on com
Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Joins Walmart and RDRC to Distribute Turkeys to Local Needy Families for Thanksgiving
Jamaica, NY- Today, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) partnered with Walmart and the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation  (RDRC) to distribute 300 turkeys to needy families in Southeastern Queens. "We're proud to lend a hand to local families who are in need at Thanksgiving," said Steven Restivo, Director of Community Affairs for Walmart. "Today's effort reflects our broader commitment to eradicate hunger and we will continue to look for ways to be part of the solution moving forward."For the 3rd year in a row, RDRC and Walmart have joined together during the holidays to help individuals in need throughout Southeastern Queens."The Thanksgiving holiday makes us all realize the importance of giving," stated Meeks.   Meeks also added, "Local community organizations and houses of worship worked together in an effort to assist our neighbors by identifying families in need; who are facing financial challenges during these tough economic times." 
Excerpt: Greg Meeks is one of the most thoughtful, energetic and reliable members of the House of RepresentativesNEW YORK, N. Y. --Senator Charles Schumer announced today that he has endorsed Congressman Gregory W. Meeks in the June 26 Democratic primary for the Fifth Congressional District, a newly-drawn district that covers Southeast Queens, including the entire Rockaway Peninsula, and parts of Nassau County.  Senator Schumer, who is one of the most influential members of the United States Senate, said, "Greg Meeks is one of the most thoughtful, energetic and reliable members of the House of Representatives."As an example he cited Meeks's role as a member of the conference committee that drafted the most far-reaching reforms of the financial services industry in 80 years.  "Meeks helped fashion a number of key compromises that facilitated passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act,” said Schumer. Senator Schumer added that in voting for the deficit reduction legislatio

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