Gregory Meeks

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U.S. Representative

Gregory Meeks (D)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: N/a

Incumbent running: No

2012 candidates for NY-05

Confirmed: Gregory Meeks, Allan Jennings Jr
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for NY-05)
On the Web
Official website

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


Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
2008 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 95 - 19/20 90 - 18/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 58 - 11/20 not avail.

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.


In this CSPAN video ( 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


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]


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

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Rent-A-Center$ 17,750
United Parcel Service$ 14,500
ACE Ltd$ 12,500
Mortgage Bankers Assn$ 12,500
PricewaterhouseCoopers$ 12,500
Metlife Inc$ 12,000
American Land Title Assn$ 11,000
Credit Union National Assn$ 11,000
Goldman Sachs$ 11,000
KPMG LLP$ 11,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Gregory Meeks
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Commitees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • 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 Gregory Meeks. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2234 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-3461 Fax: 202-226-4169
    Webform email
District offices
  • 1931 Mott Avenue, Room 305, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
    Ph: 718-327-9791 Fax: (none entered)
  • 196-06 Linden Boulevard, Saint Albans, NY 11412
    Ph: 718-949-5600 Fax: (none entered)
  • 106-11 Liberty Avenue, Second Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11417
    Ph: 718-738-4200 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office
  • No campaign website entered.
  • No campaign webform email entered.
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Articles and Resources


  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.



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