News India Times: Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) asks Queens community to share infrastructure ideas
The News India Times coverage of US Congresswoman Grace Meng features a main photo of her as one of the many “high profile attendees at the ribbon-cutting event Aug. 12, 2021, to inaugurate the new Community Center of the South Asian Council for Social Services.”
The article goes on to feature Congresswoman Meng’s efforts to invite her constituents, including all the immigrant communities and the vast majority of SACSS’s community she represents in the 6th District in Queens, to share their ideas on how federal infrastructure dollars could be better spent in the community.
This article also highlights Congresswoman Meng’s instrumental role in making Diwali a public school holiday and in helping pass the federal $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that President Biden signed into law in 2021.
Through the new infrastructure bill, New York State is set to receive billions of dollars in funding to improve infrastructure, including natural disaster, transport, and mobility infrastructure. This funding also includes allocations towards improving LaGuardia Airport, facilitating new open jobs in the district, the inspection and improvement of the Queensboro Bridge, and safety improvements to the Long Island Expressway.
Residents can submit their ideas on the Meng Infrastructure Form by March 10th, 2023, which will be shared with New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul.
Because municipalities join federal agencies to implement spending, Meng will share the ideas with New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York Governor Kathy Hochul “so that they can take Queens voices into account when deciding where to implement these federal dollars.