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Rep. Grace Meng

Representative for New York’s 6th District

pronounced grayss // meng

Meng is the representative for New York’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Meng is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Meng.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Meng is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Meng has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A American Civil Liberties Union: 81% United States Chamber of Commerce: 58% The Club for Growth: 17% Americans for Prosperity: 13% NumbersUSA: 12% FreedomWorks: 10%

Committee Membership

Grace Meng sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Meng was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Meng sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (17%) International Affairs (16%) Arts, Culture, Religion (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Commerce (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Meng voted Yea

Meng voted Yea

Passed 297/121 on Apr 11, 2018.

H.R. 4061 amends the Dodd-Frank Act to require the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), when determining whether to subject a U.S. or a foreign nonbank ...

Meng voted Nay

Passed 377/34 on Jun 23, 2017.

H.R. 2842 connects low-income Americans looking for work with employers looking to fill job openings, including through apprenticeships and other forms of on-the-job training. Specifically, ...

Meng voted Yea

Meng voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. ...

Meng voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Meng voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Meng voted No

Meng voted Nay

Passed 326/90 on Feb 11, 2014.

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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2019, Meng missed 183 of 4,274 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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