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I commend my colleagues for reaching an agreement on a longer term extension of the payroll tax cut. While this bill is not perfect, it does provide the average American middle-class family with an additional $1,000 over the year through the payroll tax cut extension, it continues Unemployment Insurance through the end of the year, and prevents cuts in Medicare physician payment rates. More than 160 million Americans will benefit from the payroll tax extension and millions of seniors using Medicare will be able to continue to see the doctor of their choice.
New York, NY – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a senior member and former Chair of the House-Senate Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement on the Department of Labor report today that the economy added 200,000 jobs in December:
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and many of her House Democratic colleagues to urge Congressional Republicans to return to Washington and get to work on a range of issues that are vitally important for the American people, especially measures to spur job creation and extend for a full year the President’s payroll tax cut, expanded unemployment insurance coverage, and a Medicare “doc fix.” Republican Congressional leaders are keeping Congress out of session for nearly two more weeks and plan to have a limited number of session days this month.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), today issued the following statement upon release of the November employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Republicans blocked legislation to extend federal unemployment benefits for three months, despite the positive impact that unemployment benefits have in stimulating the economy. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) voted for the legislation, which would have prevented an estimated 160,000 unemployed workers in New York State, including 95,000 in New York City, from losing their benefits by the end of the year.
Washington D.C. - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' June jobs report showing that the unemployment rate decreased to 9.5 percent and 125,00 total nonfarm jobs were lost:
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) hailed the final passage yesterday of H.R. 4851, the Continuing Extension Act of 2010, legislation that extends unemployment and health insurance coverage for Americans who are out of work. The bill extends for two months provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that provide for increases in the duration and amount of unemployment insurance benefits, and continues a 65% federal subsidy for COBRA health insurance premiums for people who are between jobs. President Obama signed the bill into law last night.
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement regarding the New York State Labor Department’s September 2009 state employment data. The data showed that New York State’s unemployment rate remained at 8.9 percent in September.
REP. MALONEY: MASS LAYOFFS, CREDIT FREEZE AND DECLINE IN SPENDING CONTRIBUTE TO 13TH MONTH OF DRAMATIC JOB LOSS
Washington, D.C. – Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly jobs report for January. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the report and the persistently bad news about the 13th straight month of job losses: “Today’s grim job loss numbers underscore the human toll of our economic crisis and add to the overwhelming evidence for getting a recovery package to the President’s desk fast. Even the bright spots are dim. The 3.6 million jobs erased since the recession started, including 598,000 last month, is why President Obama and Congressional Democrats are dedicated to acting in a bold and targeted way to revitalize the economy. We have a plan to create and save up to 4 million jobs while cutting taxes for middle class Americans. Democrats have tried to work with Republicans to find middle ground, but so far House Republicans seem intent on letting the economy slide off a cliff for political gain. Democrats must and will ensure that they don't take our country with them.” – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
REP. MALONEY: “NEW NUMBERS SHOW WE MUST ACT SWIFTLY TO PASS A RECOVERY PACKAGE THAT PUTS NEW YORKERS BACK TO WORK FAST”
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement regarding the New York State Labor Department’s December 2008 state employment data. The data show that the New York State unemployment rate jumped to 7.0 percent in December and that private sector employers shed 49,300 jobs last month, the largest one-month decline since October 2001.