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I strongly support the idea of safely removing and destroying all of Syria’s chemical weapons. This development hopefully provides a route to effectively and peacefully preclude the further use of these weapons against the people of Syria or her neighbors. I applaud the Obama administration for considering this idea.
Rep. Maloney Cheers Pres. Obama's Decision to Seek Congressional Approval Before Deploying Military Strike on Syria
New York, NY – Following President Obama’s announcement today that he intends to seek congressional approval prior to undertaking any military action against Syria, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) issued the following statement:
The use of chemical weapons, especially against a civilian population, is an act of egregious moral depravity that I wholeheartedly condemn. I support the work of the United Nations’ inspectors in Syria and it is essential that the inspectors are given the time and resources they need to thoroughly investigate these reported atrocities.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) applauded Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the Department of Defense (DoD) for, at long last, bringing all military services, including the Department of the Navy, into compliance and reporting data on a monthly basis to the Defense Incident-Based Reporting System (DIBRS), a database on crimes such as assault and rape.
New York, NY – Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) paid tribute to past and present members of our armed forces at a Memorial Day ceremony aboard the USS Intrepid. Maloney joined U.S. Fleet Forces Commander Admiral John C. Harvey, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and Intrepid Museum President Susan Marenoff to honor the sacrifices made by so many members of the American military to preserve our democracy. A photo taken at yesterday’s ceremony of Rep. Maloney and U.S. military personnel is attached.
WASHINGTON, DC – An amendment to the Defense Authorization bill sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today was approved by the House which would permit Freedom of Information Act inquiries and disclosures of non-security related information about defense operations.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), made the following statement after President Obama's announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden: "The announcement by the President was a truly historic moment after one of the most tumultuous decades in modern times. "It comes as welcome news to those who lives were ripped apart by attacks of 9-11. As we approach the 10th anniversary of that terrible day, this is also a solemn moment to reflect and remember. Nearly 3,000 men women and children died in New York City alone, due directly to orders issued by Osama Bin Laden. His death will help bring a measure of closure to our city and it represents the end of a chapter in a larger story still be written. "There is more healing that must take place, more rebuilding that must be accomplished, and there are many still struggling to fully recover. "But tyrants are falling in the Middle East and freedom has made progress. And with this announcement I can hear my city breathing a sigh of relief."
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) submitted the following statement on the “Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act” (H.R. 2956) into the official congressional record today. H.R. 2956 passed the House, 223 to 201.
Today we are considering funding legislation for the war in Iraq which unfortunately does not include the timelines for bringing the troops home that I and many of my colleagues have supported previously. While I strongly believe that we must provide the troops with the resources that they need to do their jobs, I cannot support an amendment that would leave them in Iraq indefinitely.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney submitted the following statement on the “U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Act,” H.R. 2206, into the official congressional record today: