U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng is serving her second term in the United States House of Representatives. Ms. Meng represents the Sixth Congressional District of New York, encompassing the New York City borough of Queens.
Ms. Meng is the first Asian-American member of Congress from New York State, and the only Congress member of Asian descent in the entire Northeast. She is also the first female member of Congress from Queens since former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro. She also serves as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Ms. Meng is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its Subcommittees on the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia. She also serves on the House Small Business Committee where she is the ranking member of the Agriculture, Energy and Trade Subcommittee.
Congresswoman Meng is also an assistant whip in the House and a founder and co-chair of the Kids’ Safety Caucus, the first bipartisan coalition in the House that promotes child-safety issues. She helped create and serves as co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus, which works to mitigate excessive aircraft noise that adversely affects communities. During her first term in the House, Ms. Meng scored several legislative victories, a significant accomplishment for a new member of Congress. In fact, she was one of just 12 Democrats – out of all 207 – who passed three or more bills, placing her in the top six percent.
Born in Elmhurst, Queens, and raised in the Bayside section of the borough, Ms. Meng attended local schools, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School, and the University of Michigan. She then earned a law degree from Yeshiva University, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.
Prior to serving in Congress, Ms. Meng was a member of the New York State Assembly. Before entering public service, she worked as a public-interest lawyer. She resides in Queens with her husband, Wayne, and two sons, Tyler and Brandon, and her dog, Bounce.