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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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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." 
Amsterdam News endorses Meeks, Velázquez, Barron, Rangel for congressional election
By Elinor Tatum Publisher and Editor in Chief | Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:00 amThis year’s congressional primaries are coming upon New Yorkers quickly. The process for this year’s elections is one that will cost taxpayers millions of dollars and hold an election at a time when New Yorkers are not used to going to the polls, due to a recent court decision. The congressional primaries will be held on June 26, and the New York Amsterdam News’ endorsements are as follows5th Congressional District: Gregory MeeksRep. Gregory Meeks has served his district for the past 14 years. He has been committed to the needs of the community and has shown leadership in trying to keep our people in their homes through this downward economy. He has worked hard to revitalize southeast Queens. Meeks is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Financial Services Committee, where he was the former chairman of the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade.
Reps. Meeks, Royce, Engel, Cook Introduce Resolution Supporting People of the UK
  Reps. Meeks, Royce, Engel, Cook Introduce Resolution Supporting People of the UK Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcomittee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks introduced H.Res. 355,a bipartisan House Reoslution that would condemn the Manchester terror attack and reaffirm America’s unwavering support for the people of the United Kingdom.  House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Committee Vice Chairman Paul Cook (R-CA) joined Congressman Meeks as original cosponsors of the resolution. Regarding the introduction of H.Res. 355, Congrsesman Meeks released the following brief statement: “One of the United States’ oldest and strongest allies is the United Kingdom. When tragedy strikes one of our countries, we reach out, offer comfort, and provide support, as old friends do. This resolution embodies the spirit of our friendship and shows we stand arm in arm, in solidarity
Rep. Meeks Sends Letter on Improving Corporate Board Diversity Disclosures to SEC Chair Jay Clayton
  Rep. Meeks Sends Letter on Improving Corporate Board Diversity Disclosures to SEC Chair Jay Clayton Washington, DC – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to the newly confirmed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Jay Clayton urging him to complete the Commission’s work on improving corporate board diversity disclosures.  The letter follows recommendations provided by the Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies to require issuers to disclose the race, gender, and ethnicity of each board member/nominee. Congressman Meeks released the following statement in regards to the letter: “The SEC’s corporate board diversity rule is broken.  Although many companies have complied with the spirit of the law, many other companies fall short of providing valuable information to investors regarding their boards’ racial, ethnic, and gender composition.  Investors, past commissio



 
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