Gregory W. Meeks represents New York’s 5th congressional district in the US House of Representatives. He is the current chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, where he serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions. Congressman Meeks is also part of the New Democrat Coalition (NDC), the largest ideological caucus in Congress, and he co-chairs the NDCC Trade Task Force.
Congressman Meeks previously worked as the Queens County assistant district attorney, a prosecutor for a special anti-narcotics taskforce, and chief administrative judge for New York State’s worker compensation system. In 1992, he was elected to the New York State Assembly, where he served until 1998, when he won a special election to represent the 5th congressional district of New York. He has a bachelor’s degree in History at Adelphi University and has a law degree from Howard University.
Congressman Meeks was an event speaker at the Dialogue.