Rep. Michael Grimm has a friend in Rep. Gregory Meeks.

The Republican and Democrat teamed up to pass a bill to halt rising flood insurance rates, and at a press conference Thursday, the two tried to outdo each other with their compliments.

“You’re the man,” said Meeks, as he walked into the event.

“No, you’re the man,” replied Grimm.

Grimm went on call Meeks a “true leader” and a “friend.”

Meeks responded by saying, “I want to thank especially my buddy Michael Grimm, who you know, let me tell you – he was relentless in trying to make sure we had a deal here.”

The Queens Democrat has long been a friend of the embattled Staten Island Republican, who is facing a tough reelection against Democrat Domenic Recchia.

We asked Meeks’ office if the Democrat plans on getting involved in the Grimm/Recchia race and are waiting for a response. National Democrats are working hard to unseat Grimm, as they fight an uphill battle to regain control of the House.