More on 911 Education
Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined with officials from the National Archives in Washington to announce that a new collection of documents from the 9/11 Commission will available for public review at the Archives beginning on January 14th. The records include information on the 9/11 terrorists, past terrorist events, al Qaeda, and related subjects. The records also contain information concerning the emergency responses to the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
New York, NY - The Bush Administration announced Tuesday that it would reimburse the NY Board of Education $80.5 million to make up for lost instructional time resulting from the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), who has been a leader in the fight to press FEMA for full reimbursement of expenses incurred as a result of 9/11, applauded the decision.
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with Representatives JosÁ Serrano (D-NY), Edolphus Towns (D-NY), and Martin Frost (D-TX), introduced legislation, H.R. 5676, “The Disaster Relief for Our Schools Act,” which would return authority to the U.S. Department of Education for providing assistance to school districts following a disaster. In 1994, responsibility for disaster assistance officially was transferred from the Department of Education to FEMA under the Stafford Act.
Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Senator Chuck Schumer and Representatives Josè Serrano (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Nydia Velàzquez (D-NY) sent a letter to Joseph Allbaugh, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pushing for full reimbursement to New York City schools for the $103 million for lost instruction time due to 9/11, and urged him to reimburse the New York City Board of Education for additional expenses incurred. In a press report earlier this week, FEMA indicated they were inclined to consider reimbursing a portion of the expenses incurred, but New York Lawmakers are pressing for a full reimbursement.
WASHINGTON: FEMA - the agency charged with the disbursement of disaster-recovery aid to New York after 9/11 - decided today to provide the New York City Board of Education with approximately $12 million for expenses incurred as a result of the terrorist attacks.
WASHINGTON: In a breakthrough for federal recovery aid to New York, FEMA has agreed today to allocate approximately $9 million in aid to New York University for costs related to the terrorist attacks of September 11th in New York City.
WASHINGTON: The House Appropriations Committee failed last night to help New York's school system recover costs related to 9/11. This while, FEMA has so far denied the vast majority of funds the Board of Education needs related to the costs of 9/11, including the costs of make-up school days and mental health related expenses.
9/11 AID NEEDED FOR NY SCHOOLS BOARD OF ED. REJECTED IN REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE, SWEENEY & MALONEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP
WASHINGTON: In response to FEMA inaction to provide needed assistance to the Board of Education and its students after 9/11, Reps. John Sweeney (R-NY) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced legislation today aimed at solving the problem, HR 4663.