Gregory Meeks

U.S. Representative (NY-05)


Gregory Meeks

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks has represented Queens, New York in Congress for over 20 years. After receiving his B.A. in History from Adelphi University and J.D. from Howard University Law School, Mr. Meeks began his career in public service as a Queens County Assistant District Attorney. He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1992 where he served until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1998. In Congress, Rep. Meeks is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee where he is a former chairman of the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade. As a conferee for the landmark Dodd-Frank Act, Congressman Meeks authored several key provisions including the law's stress testing requirement and the creation of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at the financial regulatory agencies. Congressman Meeks is also a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats. In Foreign Affairs, Mr. Meeks is a multilateralist who believes the United States should build coalitions and work with other countries to achieve a stable and prosperous future. Congressman Meeks is also a member of the forward thinking, pro-growth New Democrat Coalition where he is co-chair of its Global Competitiveness and Trade Task Force.