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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-12-NY), today called on GOP House leadership to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) approved by the Senate yesterday. “It’s inexplicable to me that the House Republican Leadership blocked even a vote on VAWA renewal in the last Congress,” Maloney said. “In this new Congress they must schedule its consideration and allow members to vote their conscience on whether our sisters, daughters, nieces and mothers should have the extra protections afforded by VAWA since its original passage in 1994.”
After Senate Passage Today, Rep. Maloney Urges Quick House Reauthorization of Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act
D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) urged House GOP leadership to bring to a vote the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization. With bipartisan support earlier today, the Senate passed S. 47, a strong VAWA Reauthorization measure, on a 78-22 vote.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) voted against the House Majority’s version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization, which passed the House today by a vote of 222 – 205.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) introduced the “Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act,” H.R. 2554. The legislation establishes a dedicated firearms trafficking statute to empower law enforcement to keep high-powered firearms out of the hands of dangerous criminals, including Mexican drug cartels.
Maloney introduces Campus SaVE Act to help reduce domestic and dating violence at colleges and universities
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has introduced H.R. 2016, the “Campus SaVE Act,” which would close a gap in the law by improving education institutions’ disclosure of reports of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (SAFER) Act, H.R. 6085, with Reps. Laura Richardson (D-CA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Bart Gordon (D-TN) as co-sponsors.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) today announced that she has introduced legislation to help improve our nation’s system of reporting runaway children. It is estimated that at least 1.6 million juveniles run away or are thrown out of their homes annually, but recent reports in the New York Times have indicated that 16% of reported runaways are never entered in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database as missing persons, as required by law.
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement today on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court: "Judge Sotomayor’s appointment is truly historic, not just because she is the first Hispanic to be nominated, or the third woman, but because these are not the first things people talk about when they talk about her. They talk about her background, her intellect, her decisions, the fact that she saved Major League Baseball, the fact that she is the most experienced appointee in 70 years, what her judicial philosophy is. The Judiciary Committee’s vote reinforces the message that in America it doesn’t matter where you came from or who you are – every child can dream of reaching the highest pinnacle of his or her profession."
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) sent a letter to the Department of Justice in response to media reports that some local law enforcement agencies are not reducing their backlogs of unprocessed DNA evidence kits, despite significant grant funding from the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program, which Maloney created and helped usher into law. In her letter to the Department, a full copy of which follows, Maloney asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey to outline the steps DOJ is taking to fully disburse authorized funds to local agencies and to audit the spending of such funds.
WASHINGTON, DC – “The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008” (H.R. 5057), legislation that would extend an important federal DNA backlog processing program through FY 2014, passed the U.S. House of Representatives last night. The bill is named for a rape survivor who testified before Congress about the use of DNA evidence. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced the bill, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-TX) are original co-sponsors.