WASHINGTON -- The House Financial Services Committee today approved a bill (H.R. 3240) introduced by Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) to initiate a GAO study on an outdated banking regulation, which has forced banks to limit consumers to six automatic withdrawals from their savings account per month. The Regulation D Study Act, which passed by voice vote, would study how the regulation affects consumers and what alternatives could be implemented in its place.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the retirement of Metropolitan Museum of Art President Emily Rafferty.
“Emily Rafferty has been an extraordinary leader of the Metropolitan Museum, the first home-grown President and the first woman. During her tenure, the number of visitors has continued to grow, new wings have opened and blockbuster shows have given us a greater understanding of major artists. After nearly four decades at the Museum, she has truly left her mark. We will miss her steady leadership and deep understanding of the Museum, the City and the art world.”
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today applauded the Surgeon General’s call to action on skin cancer. Last year, Maloney established the bipartisan Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus. Maloney also succeeded in passing legislation in 2007 which led to the Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision to reclassify UV tanning lamps as Class II medical devices, necessitating warning labels indicating the products should not be used by those under 18 years old. Earlier this year, Maloney called for the FDA to ban tanning bed use by minors. She released the following statement:
WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) this week voted to pass eight bills to combat sex trafficking. Maloney co-chairs the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NY) and co-chairs the Trafficking Task Force of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues with Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO). For more than a decade, Congresswoman Maloney has worked to combat human trafficking internationally, nationally, and in New York City.
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Scott Rigell (R-VA), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) introduced H.R. 5165, the Advancing Girls in STEM Act. This important bipartisan legislation would increase exposure and awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields for elementary and middle school girls. Currently, 74 percent of all workers in STEM fields are male. Through a competitive grant program, this bill will encourage young girls to pursue an advanced education and career in STEM fields, while helping to address our nation’s STEM workforce inequities.