Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)

Published October 20, 2010

Democratic Congressman Gregory W. Meeks has served in New York’s Sixth Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives for 11 years. He has earned the respect of his constituents, as well as both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and in New York, as an effective, common-sense leader who gets things done.

Congressman Meeks is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade. He also serves on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. Additionally, he has been appointed by Financial Services Committee Chairman, Barney Frank (MA-4), as the Committee's designee on the House Working Group on Sovereign Wealth Funds. A critical committee for the state of New York, the Financial Services Committee oversees all components of the nation's housing and financial services sectors including banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing, and securities. The Committee continually reviews the laws and programs relating to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and international development and finance agencies such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Congressman Meeks serves as a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he sits on the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Global Environment, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health.

Congressman Meeks earned his bachelor's degree at Adelphi University and he received his law degree from Howard University. He is a member of the Allen AME Church in St. Albans New York and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is married to Simone-Marie Meeks and has three daughters – Ebony, Aja, and Nia-Ayana.

Written by BET-Staff

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