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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. Gregory W. Meeks Introduces Resolution Supporting Financial Literacy Month
Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Introduces Resolution Supporting Financial Literacy Month Washington, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Senior Member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H. Res. 247, a resolution calling on the House to support the goals and ideals of Financial Literacy Month. Regarding the resolution’s introduction, Congressman Meeks released the following statement: “In today’s ever-changing economy, with all the emerging technologies and non-traditional banking options, financial literacy is more important than ever.  As American families face the burden of saving for college and planning for retirement, this Congress must do all it can to relieve some of that weight.        “Furthermore, the numbers are staggering: one in four households is unbanked or underbanked, one in five workers are very confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement, and one in three adults report that they have no savings whatsoever.   Clearl
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." 
Rep. Meeks Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
Rep. Meeks Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Jamaica, NY— Senior Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to launch targeted airstrikes in Syria: “The Assad regime's most recent use of chemical weapons killed innocent civilians in the Idlib province of Syria on Tuesday in a heinous act that demanded a response and strategy.  “The President's decision to launch U.S. air strikes must be followed by immediately engaging Congress on the Administration's intentions. Congress has a constitutional obligation to use its authority to shape any plan to address the tragedy in Syria, especially one that involves our military.  “An Authorization for the Use of Military Force that is well over a decade old must not be used for continued military engagement. Our men and women in uniform deserve an updated AUMF a
Congressman Meeks statement on recent New York Post articles
STATEMENT BY CONGRESSMAN GREGORY MEEKS My staff and I have been understanding and respectful of the role that media plays in delivering information to the public. We have been forthcoming, transparent and have responded to all of the New York Post’s requests in a timely manner. However, the New York Post is not delivering fair, honest or balanced reporting and is only interested in smearing the name of their public official of choice.  I will work with any credible news organization on fair and balanced reporting. The New York Post is neither fair nor balanced and therefore will no longer receive the courtesy of my assistance. To hear more of Congressman Meeks response, please click on the following link for an excerpt from the Errol Louis Radio Show.

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