|U.S. House, New York, District 6|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Gregory W. Meeks (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|New York State Assembly District 22|
|2009 - 2013|
Meng's professional experiences include being a pro bono attorney to Sanctuary for Families and a partner in Yoon and Kim, Limited Liability Partnership.
Meng earned a bachelor's degree from University of Michigan and a JD from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.
Meng serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
- Committee on Small Business
New York Assembly
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Meng was appointed to the following committees:
- Aging Committee, New York State Assembly
- Banks Committee, New York State Assembly
- Labor Committee, New York State Assembly
- Libraries and Education Technology Committee, New York State Assembly
- Real Property Taxation Committee, New York State Assembly
- Small Business Committee, New York State Assembly
- Subcommittee on Workplace Safety
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Meng served on the following committees:
- Aging Committee, New York Assembly
- Banks Committee, New York Assembly
- Labor Committee, New York Assembly
- Libraries and Education Technology Committee, New York Assembly
- Real Property Taxation Committee, New York Assembly
- Small Business Committee, New York Assembly
Meng listed some of her campaign themes on her website:
- "Creating jobs for hardworking families in Queens will be my top priority when I get to Congress. While we avoided plunging into a second Great Depression following the 2008 financial crisis, economic growth is still too slow and our unemployment rate is still too high. I have a clear vision and 4-point plan for bringing jobs back to Queens:
- Immediate federal aid to local and state governments to hire more teachers, police officers and firefighters.
- Federal transportation dollars – and transportation-related jobs – to Queens. I will seek appointment to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in order to achieve this objective.
- Tax credits for small businesses that hire new workers.
- Investment in technological advancement and initiatives that will help Queens thrive as a technology corridor.
- As a Member of Congress, I will oppose the right-wing assault on the health care and senior citizen programs that are so crucial to the fabric of our society. I believe that every citizen should have access to quality, affordable health care; that individuals with pre-existing conditions should not be denied coverage; and that young people should continue to be able to stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26.
- We must also pass sensible, pro law enforcement gun legislation. In Congress I will fight for legislation:
- Requiring all new semiautomatic pistols be capable of microstamping ammunition so that investigators can use bullet shell casings to identify perpetrators of gun violence;
- Ensuring that all individuals prohibited from buying a firearm are uploaded to the national instant criminal background check system;
- Requiring a background check for every firearm sale; and
- Requiring employees of dealers in firearms submit to criminal background checks."
Her priorities in Congress involve building up the transportation system and tourism in Queens, as well as raising taxes on the wealthy to allow for hiring more firefighters and police officers in the borough.
Meng was re-elected.. Meng ran for the U.S. House in 2012. She defeated fellow New York Assembly member Rory Lancman, city councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and physician Robert Mittman in the June 26 Democratic primary. Meng will face Lancman (Working Families), Daniel Halloran (R), and Evergreen Chou (G) in the November 6, 2012 general election.
Elizabeth Crowley's cousin, U.S. Representative and Queens Democratic Party Chairman Joseph Crowley, endorsed Meng over his relative. As a local Democratic leader, the congressman is heavily invested in the race; analysts suggest he would benefit from backing a winner after he endorsed a candidate in 2010 who went on to lose to Republican Bob Turner in an upset.
Regardless, the party is not expected to lose the seat. Joe Crowley's interest in supporting Meng was more about bolstering the "perceived strengths" of the local Democratic organization, analysts say. Meng did have the cash advantage, as well as the race advantage in a 40-percent Asian district. She was endorsed by The New York Times and EMILY's List, among others.
Lancman made a race of it, however. He was endorsed by the New York Daily News and the Queens Chronicle, and strongly pursued the Jewish vote. He and Meng were involved in some intense campaigning, each sharply criticizing the other. Lancman sent out a mass mailing decrying Meng's and Crowley's stances on Israel and national defense.
Lancman also accused Meng of not supporting New York Assembly legislation to increase the tax on millionaires. Meng says she was instrumental in passing the measure, and some Assembly leadership have said both Lancman and Meng played a big roll in the new tax bill.
|U.S. House, New York, District 6 General Election, 2012|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
- See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2010
Meng ran unopposed in the September 14 Democratic primary. She was also unopposed in the general election on November 2. In addition to running on the Democratic ticket, she ran on the Working Familes ticket.
|New York State Assembly, District 22 2010|
|Grace Meng (D)||9,518|
On November 4, 2008 Meng won election to the New York State Assembly, District 22, defeating opponent Ellen Young (I).
Meng raised $459,254 for her campaign while Young raised $225,750.
|New York State Assembly, District 22 2008|
|Grace Meng (D)||13,549|
|Ellen Young (I)||1,898|
Comprehensive donor information for Meng is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Meng raised a total of $1,730,611 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.
|Grace Meng's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 6)||$1,730,611|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,730,611|
|U.S. House of Representatives, New York's 6th Congressional District, 2012 - Grace Meng Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$181,117|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$180,572|
|Top contributors to Grace Meng's campaign committee|
|Henry Schein Inc||$10,750|
|American Federation of Teachers||$10,000|
|AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America||$10,000|
|Carat & Co||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$42,000|
In 2010, Meng received $461,437 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New York State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Grace Meng's campaign in 2010|
|Double Happyness Travel Inc||$5,000|
|Xu, Jia Shu||$5,000|
|TDC Development & Construction Corp||$4,800|
|Chung Fat Supermarket Inc||$4,800|
|Fukien American Association Inc||$4,575|
|Total Raised in 2010||$461,437|
In 2008, a year in which Meng was up for election, she collected $459,254 in donations.
|Xin Miao Inc||$5,300|
|Chang Jiang Supermarket Inc||$3,800|
|At least 17 other individaul donations of:||$3,800|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, From Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, Meng missed 9 of 102 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 8.8% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Meng's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $994,045 to $3,267,998. That averages to $2,131,021, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.
Meng and her husband, Wayne, have one child; Tyler.
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- Meng joins Schumer on immigration bill - TimesLedger
- CAPAC Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - The Rafu Shimpo
- New bill to 'benefit the Asian community' - Queens Chronicle
- Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act sponsored by Rep. Dan Maffei now ... - Auburn Citizen (blog)
- A focus on crime at CB 6 session - Queens Chronicle
- Working Families Flexibility Act Passes House Over Opposition Of Democrats ... - Huffington Post
- Vallone Blasts Parkland Sale For Pro Soccer Team - Western Queens Gazette
- Editorial: Congress attempts to speed VA claims - Concord Monitor
- Meng Announces Winners of District Art Contest - Patch.com
- For Immigrant Women, Path to Congress Is Slower - Huffington Post
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- Official U.S. House website
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile and news at Roll Call
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress.org
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Legislation at Congress.gov
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Campaign contributions at Follow The Money
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- Profile at Facebook
- Photostream at Flickr
- Profile at Twitter
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Video Channel on YouTube
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 NYTimes blog "Three officials announce bids to replace Ackerman," March 19, 2012
- ↑ National Journal "New Faces: New York, 6th House District" Accessed November 20, 2012
- ↑ CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- ↑ Campaign website "Issues"
- ↑ National Journal "New Faces: New York, 6th House District" Accessed November 20, 2012
- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
- ↑ AP "2012 primary results"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Roll Call "Democratic Primary Going to Wire in Queens," June 19, 2012
- ↑ New York Daily News "Elizabeth Crowley, Grace Meng Log NY-6 Nods," April 23, 2012
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 New York Daily News "Queens rivals for Congress duke it out," June 7, 2012
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Capital New York "Lancman goes nuclear in a mail piece against Meng and Crowley," June 19, 2012
- ↑ New York Times NY state legislative election results
- ↑ Follow the Money's report 2008 Campaign donations in New York
- ↑ Open Secrets "Fundraising for Grace Meng" March 2013
- ↑ Open Secrets "Grace Meng 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributions to Grace Meng
- ↑ GovTrack, "Grace Meng" Accessed April 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org "Grace Meng (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Meng
|U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 6
| Succeeded by|
|New York Assembly District 22
| Succeeded by|
Michaelle C. Solages (D)
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