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Reps. Maloney, King & Van Hollen introduce resolution designating April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Peter King (R-NY), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced a resolution designating April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The resolution calls for continued research to find better treatments, and eventually, a cure for the disease. It also thanks the dedicated national, state, and local organizations, volunteers, researchers, and millions of Americans across the country working to improve the quality of life of persons living with Parkinson’s disease and their families.
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today issued the following statement on the third anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act:
Rep. Maloney Announces $920k Federal Grant For The Floating Hospital’s Community Health Center Serving Western Queens Public Housing Residents
(Long Island City, NY) - At a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Queens & Manhattan) announced a $920,833 federal grant for The Floating Hospital’s new Community Health Center that celebrated its official opening at Queensbridge Houses today.
Rep. Maloney, Healthcare Providers, Patients & Advocates Tout Benefits to New Yorkers of Healthcare Reform Law Upheld by Supreme Court
New York, NY U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D Manhattan, Queens) today joined with health care providers, patients, and advocates to tout the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark legislation passed by Congress in 2010 whose constitutionality was upheld this week in an historic U.S. Supreme Court decision, and which was strongly supported by Maloney. At today’s press conference, Congresswoman Maloney, health care providers affiliated with local medical centers, patients who are or will benefit from the ACA, and advocates describe how the law has already helped tens of thousands of seniors and young adults in New York and specifically in the 14th Congressional District of New York that she represents, as well as ways in which New Yorkers will benefit from provisions of the ACA that have yet to take effect.
WASHINGTON, DC — Today Reps. Henry A. Waxman, Diana DeGette, Frank Pallone, Jr., Rosa L. DeLauro, and Carolyn B. Maloney released a report prepared by the minority staff of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, describing the false and misleading health information provided to teens by the indoor tanning industry. The report, based on undercover interviews of tanning salon employees conducted by Committee investigators, finds that tanning salons target teenage girls with advertising and promotions, deny known risks of indoor tanning, provide false information on benefits of tanning, and fail to follow recommendations by the Food and Drug Administration on tanning frequency.
Maloney Urges Feds To Take Action Following Report Showing Women Have 47% Higher Risk Of Serious Car-Crash Injuries
New York, NY - U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, and New York State Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan) today urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to take action following a recent report in the American Journal of Public Health (attached) showing that women have a 47% greater chance of suffering severe injuries in car crashes than do men - even when wearing seat belts.
Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney, Crowley, King, Rangel, Israel Worked To Secure CMS Rule Change That Will Boost Medicare Funding to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center by $28 Million A Year
Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Joe Crowley, Peter King, Charles Rangel, and Steve Israel announced that they have successfully secured a Medicare payment improvement resulting in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) receiving $28 million more each year from the federal government to provide state-of-the-art cancer care to New Yorkers. MSKCC is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, and one of the leading cancer centers in the United States. Due to technological and scientific advancements, which many MSKCC clinicians and researchers have played an important role, more and more cancer patients are receiving care in an outpatient setting instead of inpatient hospital stays. But payment from the federal government for this type of care has been woefully inadequate and out-of-date, creating a funding challenge for hospitals like MSKCC to advance high quality cancer care to patients.
New York, NY – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today noted the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, the package of health care reforms signed by President Obama, applauding the law’s wide impact in just its first year of enactment.
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Charles Dent (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan bill, “The Tanning Bed Cancer Control Act” (H.R. 1676), which would update federal regulation of tanning beds with the aim of limiting the amount of UV rays emitted by tanning beds and the period of time consumers may be exposed to harmful radiation.
On International Women’s Day, Rep. Carolyn Maloney introduces bill to prevent and treat obstetric fistula worldwide
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with cosponsors Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Gwen Moore (D-WI), and Pete Stark (D-CA) today introduced “The Fistula Prevention, Treatment, Hope and Dignity Restoration Act,” legislation which would authorize the President to provide assistance to prevent and treat women suffering from obstetric fistula, a horrific and debilitating condition that occurs in women after prolonged labor, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Arab States.