Greg Meeks

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Greg Meeks currently serves the 6th Congressional district of New York

Gregory Weldon Meeks is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing New York's Sixth Congressional District (map) since 1998. The district includes most of Southeastern Queens including Jamaica and Far Rockaway, including John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Greg Meeks voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Meeks voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Economy

In this CSPAN video (http://www.youtube.com/v/_MGT_cSi7Rs&hl=en&fs=1) you can see Gregory Meeks saying that he is "pissed off" at the 2004 warnings of OFHEO (Office of the Federal Housing Enterprise Oversite) and saying that there has been nothing that's indicated that is wrong with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Further, Gregory Meeks questions the competence of OFHEO for suggesting further regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2004.[citation needed]

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Transparency

On February 5th, 2008, Meeks’ reelection campaign agreed to pay the Federal Election Commission a $63,000 civil fine for campaign finance violations. The “Meeks for Congress” committee admitted to “using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses of the congressman; misstating financial activity; receiving contributions that exceeded the act’s limits and source prohibitions; and failing to keep proper records of operating expenditures and contributions made to other political committees.” Some of the campaign finance violations included spending over $6,200 for a personal trainer for Meeks, and more than $9,800 in “vehicle lease payments and repairs.”[2]

Bio

Meeks was born September 25, 1953 in East Harlem, New York City and raised in a housing project. He attended Adelphi University and obtained a degree in Law from Howard University. He worked as an Assistant District Attorney and Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York before joining the Investigations Commission to investigate official misconduct and organized crime. He was Supervising Judge for the New York State Workers Compensation System before being elected to the New York State Assembly in 1992.

Congressional career

He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1998.

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Meeks’ seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Greg Meeks
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Commitees and Affiliations

Committees

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology
  • House Committee on Foreign Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    • Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight
    • Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Greg Meeks. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
1710 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3461
Fax: 202-226-4169
Email: congmeeks AT mail.house.gov
Web Email
Website

District Office - Far Rockaway:
1931 Mott Avenue, Room 305
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 718-327-9791
Fax: 718-327-4722

District Office - Saint Albans:
196-06 Linden Boulevard
Saint Albans, NY 11412
Phone: 718-949-5600
Fax: 718-949-5972

District Office - Richmond Hill:
106-11 Liberty Avenue, Second Floor
Richmond Hill, NY 11417
Phone: 718-738-4200
Fax: 718-738-5588

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. John Bresnahan, “Meeks Campaign Agrees to FEC Fine”,CBS News, retrieved February 6, 2008.
  3. The growth of the Sudan Campaign, SudanReeves, accessed August 4, 2008.
  4. Directors, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, accessed August 20, 2008.

Resources

Articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Caucuses:
Congressional Black Caucus, National Endowment for Democracy, Congressional Advisory Board,Humpty Dumpty Institute Advisory Board, The Sudan Campaign, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Asia Pacific and the Global Environment, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on International Organizations Human Rights and Oversight, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
February 3, 1998
First Took Current Office:
February 3, 1998
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
New York State Assembly,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1931 Mott Avenue, Room 305, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Phone: 718-327-9791 / Fax: 718-327-4722
2. 196-06 Linden Boulevard, Saint Albans, NY 11412
Phone: 718-949-5600 / Fax: 718-949-5972
3. 106-11 Liberty Avenue, Second Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11417
Phone: 718-738-4200 / Fax: 718-738-5588




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Date of Birth: September 25, 1953