Michael Gerard Grimm (born February 7, 1970) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 13th congressional district, which consists of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is a former FBI agent, businessman, and U.S. Marine, having served in the Gulf War.
Early life, education, and military service
Michael Grimm was born in Brooklyn and was raised in Queens. He graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School, a Briarwood, Queens-based co-ed Roman Catholic school, in 1988.
Grimm entered active duty in the US Marine Corps on in 1989. A year later, he went to Iraq for the Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He received a Combat Promotion Meritoriously to Corporal (E-4), Combat Action Ribbon, US Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the ...
Ukraine was named one of the world's five most promising economies by the member of the U.S. House of Representatives Michael Grimm.
The congressman made this statement on November 7, 2011, while speaking at the investment conference "Ukraine: The Best Investment Opportunities" in New York.The republican politician noted that the growth of the GDP of Ukraine is steady and faster than that of the US and the EU.According to American politician, the upcoming Free Trade Agreement with the EU is an important contributing factor to the advantages investment in Ukraine may bring.Michael Grimm ...
Rep. Michael Grimm, NY13 Co-Sponsors Presidential Candidate Ron Paul’s “Audit the Fed” Bill
New York, NY, October 25, 2011: Just a few weeks after organizing a protest of Rep. Michael Grimm’s endorsement of neo-conservative Mitt Romney (New York Post) for President, Danny Panzella confronted Rep. Michael Grimm at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan.
Tea Partiers, many of whom had campaigned to elect Grimm in 2010, were upset with their Congressman for giving his presidential endorsement to Mitt Romney. Romney, who supported the TARP Bank Bailouts and laid the groundwork ...
Rep. Michael Grimm's Veterans Dog Therapy Training Act passed the House yesterday, a "win-win" for vets suffering from PTSD and others who are disabled.
Under the legislation, veterans will be able to address their post-traumatic stress disorder through therapeutic dog training and handling. The trained service dogs will then be given to physically disabled veterans to help them meet their daily challenges.
"This type of program, that allows veterans to help veterans, could have a tremendous impact in New York," said Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn). "Ideally, I'd like to see [it] ...
Rep. Grimm Issues Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge STATEN ISLAND, NY – TODAY, November 21, 2014, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C,I – Staten Island/Brooklyn) issued the following statement on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge:
“While the Verrazano Bridge has certainly become an iconic symbol- reminding us of the ingenuity and craftsmanship that defines our borough, it’s also a constant reminder that what was meant to improve the quality of life on Staten Island has become one of the biggest banes of our existence,” Rep. Grimm said.
“It’s a perfect example of the disconnect that comes with living in the forgotten borough- you can’t build a bridge that will explode population density without investing in the requisite transportation infrastructure. Now, with the MTA’s announcement of even more outrageous toll hikes, it’s just another reminder that while the bridge was paved with good intentions, the massive traffic and exorbitant tolls have been devastating for middle class Staten Island
Rep. Grimm Issues Statement on Staten Island Grand Jury Decision in the Eric Garner Case WASHINGTON, DC – TODAY, December 3, 2014, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C,I – Staten Island/Brooklyn) issued the following statement regarding the Staten Island grand jury’s decision in the Eric Garner case:
“There’s no question that this grand jury had an immensely difficult task before them, but I have full faith that their judgment was fair and reasoned and I applaud DA Donovan for overseeing this case with the utmost integrity. As we all pray for the Garner family, I hope that we can now move forward and begin to heal together as a community.”
Rep. Michael G. Grimm represents Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Grimm Condemns Jerusalem Terror Attack WASHINGTON, DC – TODAY, November 18, 2014, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C,I – Staten Island/Brooklyn) issued the following statement condemning the murderous assault on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday, which took the lives of 4 innocent worshippers (including 3 Americans) and wounded several others:
“This vicious rampage against peaceful worshippers once again shows the true depth of Hamas’ savagery and the threats facing our Israeli allies and Jewish Americans abroad,” Rep. Grimm said. “Now more than ever, the Israeli people deserve to know that they have our full, unwavering support in combating these horrific attacks on their very way of life.” Rep. Grimm concluded, “I pray for these victims and their grieving families, especially for our fellow Americans brutally murdered in the attack, and look forward to swift justice to all terrorists seeking to harm innocent Jewish lives.”
Rep. Michael G. Grimm (NY-11) represents Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn in th
Rep. Grimm Condemns President Obama’s Unilateral Immigration Order STATEN ISLAND, NY – TODAY, November 20, 2014, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C,I – Staten Island/Brooklyn) issued the following statement reacting to President Obama’s announcement tonight of his intent to grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States through unilateral executive action:
“This is a shameless act of defiance against the will of the American people, as evidenced by the fact that even countless Democrats begged the President not to grant blanket amnesty before the recent midterm election,” Rep. Grimm said.
“I’ve made clear since day-1 that I reject amnesty and believe that we cannot have an honest discussion about immigration reform until we first secure our borders. Unfortunately, the President’s unilateral executive order does nothing except create a class of non-citizen residents that further complicates our already convoluted immigration system, and proves that he has zero interest in actually working with Congress to