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Being the only Asian-American in the State Legislature, I've had no choice but to reach across the aisle. ---->>>

When people see Barack Obama, they don't necessarily see an African-American president. They see someone who is a child of immigrants. They see someone whose family has worked hard and struggled. And they see many similarities between themselves and Barack Obama. ---->>>

I was raised as a Christian, where all you're taught is to be humble, even if you did something right. Politics is the complete opposite of: you do something a little nice, and you tell everyone. ---->>>

I take the definition and title of my job - Representative - seriously. That's what I will be above and beyond everything else. ---->>>

Oftentimes, the only evidence left behind at the scene of a shooting are bullet shell casings. ---->>>

I've loved being in legislative office on a state level, and I think on a federal level there are so many more opportunities. I'm so excited to accomplish more. ---->>>

As the daughter of immigrants, growing up in New York City, you are either at the table or on the menu. ---->>>

I want to see America thrive. I want to see all different families here succeed. ---->>>

Queens is famous throughout the world for diversity and tolerance. But really it's what we have in common that makes our neighborhoods work, our students succeed, and our families able to care for children and grandparents as they can. ---->>>

I'm just going to let my record in Congress speak for itself. ---->>>

It's nice to be a woman, and it's nice to be an Asian. But what's more important is what I can bring back to my district. ---->>>

There are many Asian-Americans who are living in poverty, especially our senior citizens. ---->>>

Queens is so often treated as a stepchild and labeled as an outer borough. At the very least, if I could help bring more attention to what we need, and what the federal government needs to do to improve the quality of life of people right here in Queens - any way that I can do that, I'm very happy to do that. ---->>>

That's the one thing I probably don't like about politics - the focus on the individual. To me, it's more important to get it done, whether I get the credit for it or not. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-01, 1975
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Occupation: Politician

Grace Meng (Chinese: 孟昭文, born October 1, 1975) is an American lawyer and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing New York's 6th congressional district in the New York City borough of Queens, which includes neighborhoods like Bayside, Flushing, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Fresh Meadows, Glendale, Kew Gardens, and Maspeth (wikipedia)