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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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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.
Democratic Co-Lead Rep. Meeks Statement on the Introduction of the ENOUGH Act
  Democratic Co-Lead Rep. Meeks Statement on the Introduction of the ENOUGH Act Washington, D.C.—Congressman Meeks released the below statement after Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) and U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) yesterday introduced the Ending Nonconsensual Online User Graphic Harassment Act or the ENOUGH Act, of which Congressman Meeks is a Democratic Co-Lead and original cosponsor. Regarding the bill, which would criminalize the sharing of private, explicit images without the subject’s consent, Congressman Meeks said the following: “In this digital age, people can become victims of sexual harassment in an instant, turning their whole lives upside down. Four years ago, Rep. Jackie Speier and I first began working on federal legislation to address the problem of nonconsensual pornography. Since then, thirty-five states have enacted statutes to combat this heinous practice. Statutes differ from state to state and unfortunat
Rep. Meeks Statement on Appointment of Mulvaney as CFPB Director
  Rep. Meeks Statement on Appointment of Mulvaney as CFPB Director Jamaica, NY—US Representative Gregory W. Meeks, a senior member of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement upon the resignation of Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: “Former CFPB Director Richard Cordray is a public servant in every sense of the word. As the Consumer Bureau’s first chief, he laid a foundation for an agency designed to fill a gaping hole in our financial regulatory system. For the first time, under Cordray’s leadership, the American people had a player who would to bat for them with an for enforcing fairness in our financial markets. His work protected hardworking Americans and our financial system writ large by helping restore trust in our financial institutions, which is key. “Rightfully so, Cordray announced that Leandra English, the Deputy Director of CFPB, will serve as its Acting Director until the Senate confirms
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." 



 
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