Rep. Grace Meng

Representative from New York’s 6th District, Democrat

Meng, a Democrat, is the representative for New York's 6th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Meng.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Meng has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Meng is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Grace Meng sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Meng was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Meng sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Arts, Culture, Religion (19%) International Affairs (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Health (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Taxation (8%) Social Welfare (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Meng’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Meng’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed 282/143.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Aye H.R. 636: America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
Feb 13, 2015. Passed 272/142.
This was a vote to pass H.R. 636 when it was the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015. The bill subsequently became the vehicle for passage of an unrelated matter.
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
No H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay S. 25 (113th): South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act
Feb 11, 2014. Passed 326/90.
This is a budget bill that makes small changes to the budget deal enacted previously. Although the bill began as the "South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act" and had passed the Senate in that form, the House replaced the text of the bill in whole ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Feb 2017, Meng missed 136 of 2,623 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 7 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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