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Rep. Maloney praises Obama’s nomination of complete slate of Privacy and Civil Liberties Board members
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today praised the announcement today by President Obama of three new nominations to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), which Maloney had fought to create as part of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations in 2004. The PCLOB was reconstituted as an independent body within the Executive Branch in 2007.
New York, NY – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) submitted the following testimony at a New York City Council hearing today on the proposed trials in federal court in lower Manhattan of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and other detainees:
Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Christopher Shays (R-CT), and Tom Udall (D-NM) – authors of legislation to give the Civil Liberties Oversight Board more power and independence – applauded the inclusion of provisions to strengthen the Board in the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Conference Report that passed the House today.
Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) issued the following statement today on the House and Senate agreement on a final bill that will implement the recommendations of the independent 9/11 Commission. Congresswoman Maloney was an early supporter of the Commission’s proposed reforms and an original sponsor of the “Ensuring Implementation of the 9/11 Commission Report Act” (H.R. 5017) in the 109th Congress.
WASHINGTON – On Friday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney voted for the comprehensive Fiscal Year 2008 Homeland Security Appropriations bill (H.R. 2638) that provides first responders with additional training and equipment, improves security at our nation’s seaports and airports, and makes border security a top priority. The bill passed the House, 268-150.
Rep. Maloney: NTSB Report on East Side Plane Crash Underscores Need for Permanent Flight Restrictions Over East River
New York, NY – In response to today’s report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the October 2006 plane crash on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to permanently prohibit aircraft from flying over the East River unless pilots receive prior permission from and are controlled by air traffic control. The FAA imposed such flight restrictions on a temporary basis last October; in February, the Administration proposed making the restrictions permanent, but has not yet formally done so. Maloney represents the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the site of last year’s crash.
WASHINGTON, DC – As the House of Representatives considered comprehensive legislation to implement the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, leading bipartisan Members of Congress joined with 9/11 family members today to reiterate the importance of the legislation for America’s national security. H.R. 1 is part of the Democrats’ First 100 Hours agenda, which addresses a number of core issues for all Americans, from national security to education to health care.
Sponsor of 9/11 Commission Implementation Legislation Hails Speaker-Elect’s Plan for Intel Oversight
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi announced that, as part of the Democrats’ pledge to implement all of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, she will create a Select Intelligence Oversight Panel to control the intelligence budget. This falls in line with one of the commission’s key recommendations: that Congress should reorganize for better oversight of intelligence spending.
WASHINGTON, DC – Nearly two years after the 9/11 Commission issued its final report, Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chairs of the 9/11 Commission Caucus, again called for Congressional action on the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations which still have not been fully implemented. They were joined by family members who lost loved ones on September 11th, including Carol Ashley, mother of Janice; Rosemary Dillard, wife of Eddie; Mary Fetchet, mother of Brad & co-founder of Voices of September 11th; Don Goodrich, father of Peter; and Abraham Scott, husband of Janice Marie.
WASHINGTON, DC - As the fourth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (Manhattan and Queens) and Peter King (Long Island) have introduced bipartisan legislation, HR 3575, the September 11th Family Humanitarian Relief and Patriotism Act. This legislation will provide much needed relief to spouses and children of immigrants who died on 9/11, but face deportation. The September 11th Family Humanitarian Relief and Patriotism Act, would grant these family members “Green Cards”, by adjusting their immigration status to “permanent legal resident”. This would allow them to stay in the United States provided that all requirements of a permanent legal resident are followed.