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Dear JOHN,

I am honored and privileged to represent you, your family, and more than 800,000 of our fellow New Yorkers in our U.S. House of Representatives. My mission in Congress is to solve problems and deliver solutions for my constituents in New York’s Fifth Congressional District.

I am fighting every day to bring NY-05 the resources we need to support families, create jobs, and grow our economy. As the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senior Member on the Financial Services Committee, I have the opportunity to further a policy agenda that protects and supports communities here and abroad. As your Representative, I encourage your questions and guidance on any of my efforts. My office is your resource for effective, timely and responsive constituent services.

Below, I explain some of the areas my office can help you with. Please contact us with any questions and we will assist in the best way we can. I look forward to hearing from you!


Services For You


Our district includes more than 16,000 veterans and families. We can help with questions on benefits, discharge papers and anything else relating to your military service.


My office can assist with questions and issues with Social Security and Medicare. These questions could include benefits such as retirement, disability, survivor benefits and SSI payments and appeals.


In our very diverse district, we focus on helping constituents and your families with immigration and naturalization questions, including application status and other issues with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and other federal agencies.


We can help you with updates on the status of tax filings and refunds and other individual IRS issues.


We can work with communities to replace broken mailboxes and fix delivery issues.


We can arrange for you to purchase a U.S. flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol building to honor special occasions. I can also provide official messages from me or, in some cases, the White House for such occasions.

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Recent Legislative Action

  • Bicameral Resolution Honoring African American Musical Heritage On June 23, 2023, Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Senator Cory Booker, and I introduced a bicameral resolution recognizing the contribution of African American music to America’s musical heritage.
  • H.R. 2795, Enhancing Multi-Class Share Disclosures Act – On May 30, 2023, the House passed my bill that would close documented gaps in transparency around multi-class stock governance structures for the benefit of traditional investors.  "Under current rules, the difference between a corporate insider’s voting power and their ownership interest – regardless of how large that gap may be – is either not fully disclosed or lacks clarity. This commonsense bill makes sure that investors have the clearest information available to make the best possible decisions.”
  • H.R. 2793, the Encouraging Public Offerings Act of 2023 – On June 5, 2023, the House passed a bipartisan bill that I co-sponsored which would ensure that all issuers can test the waters on going public in order to gauge interest and feasibility before committing to a public offering.
  • Biden Harris Administration $270 M for Drinking Water Infrastructure in NY  Thanks to a $6 billion boost from Biden-Harris Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the EPA awarded $270 million to New York for essential drinking water infrastructure upgrades across the state. 

House Floor Speech on Protecting the Nation's Economy


Committee on Foreign Affairs

I was delighted to see the Prime Minister of Trinidad &Tobago Dr. Keith Rowley. We discussed strengthening the U.S. relationship and economic resilience and stability in the region.

    Rep. Meeks and Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad &Tobago. 

    Rep. Meeks and Rep. Horsford greet local officials during Africa CODEL led by Leader Hakeem Jeffries. 


I was proud to introduce legislation that would require sanctions against the criminal and corrupt elites in Haiti. For too long, Haiti has been unsafe and unstable, and Congress must sanction those who are responsible this disorder. My bill, the Haiti Criminal Collusion Transparency Act, has already moved through Committee and I believe it will pass the House floor this summer.

Congress was given the power to make decisions over war and peace by the Constitution, but for too long it has abdicated that power to the Executive Chamber through broad and open-ended authorities, especially the 2001 legislation authorizing the war in Afghanistan and the global war on terror. This has allowed administration after administration to engage in forever wars and do so without Congress’ approval. That is why I have introduced legislation to repeal and replace that outdated authority with one that is narrower and expires without reauthorization, and finally return to Congress its solemn duty to make difficult decisions on matters of war.

I’ve also been working to prevent the steep budget cuts (as much as 22%) Conservatives are trying to inflict on the State Department and USAID, which would harm our national security, undermine U.S. diplomacy and global leadership, hurt our ability to respond to food security crises around the world, and increase risks to U.S. government personnel overseas.


District Events

    Rep. Meeks and Jamaica Hospital's executive team during check presentation at the hospital. 

I secured more than $16.3 million for 15 local projects in NY-05. During my two-day community project tour, I provided federal funding to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. The hospital received more than $4.3 million for medical equipment. This funding equips medical staff with the latest technological resources to care for patients and ensures patients will receive the highest quality of care.

    Rep. Meeks and York College President Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes and students during check presentation at  the college. 

York College was granted more than $2 million of federal funding to support academic programs and provide students experiencing financial burdens with stipends.

To learn more about the community project funding, click HERE. Head to my Instagram for more photos of Day1 or Day2!

    Rep. Meeks, Governor Kathy Hochul, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, and other New York elected officials attend the groundbreaking of JFK Airport's terminal six. 

John F. Kennedy International Airport held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the final construction phase of the new Terminal 6. The $3.9 billion investment in this state-of-the-art terminal will create 4,000 new jobs and strengthen long-term partnerships with Minority and Women-Owned Businesses. 


TV Coverage

I discussed the importance of the Juneteenth holiday on Spectrum News NY1 in Focus with Cheryl Wills.

My journey to finding my family ancestry is an ongoing process. Like many individuals who have ancestors who were enslaved, learning our family history is still a developing story. You can see my journey on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.   



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Gregory W. Meeks

Member of Congress

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Contact Me

Washington D.C. Office

2310 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3461
Fax: (202) 226-4169

Jamaica District Office

153-01 Jamaica Avenue
2nd floor
Jamaica, NY 11432
Phone: (718) 725-6000
Fax: (718) 725-9868

Rockaway Peninsula District Office

67-12 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Arverne, NY 11692
Phone: (347) 230-4032
Fax: (347) 230-4045