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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today after voting for the revised Children’s Health Insurance bill (H.R. 3963), which passed the House, 265 to 142. Earlier this month, President Bush denied 10 million low-income children health insurance when he vetoed the original bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance bill.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today after the House failed to muster the 2/3 majority needed to override the President’s veto of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (H.R. 976), legislation that would have provided 10 million children with health care coverage.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) today urged Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael Leavitt to restore access to affordable birth control and other brand name prescription drugs for college and low-income women (full text of the letter below). The Representatives’ concern stems from a provision of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) that went into effect earlier this year and inadvertently caused the price of many brand name prescription drugs - including birth control - to increase at “safety-net” health providers such as campus health centers and community clinics.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) spoke out against President Bush’s veto -only the fourth of his presidency- of legislation that would provide health care to 268,000 low-income children in New York and 10 million low-income children throughout the country. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act passed the House and Senate by overwhelming margins last week.
WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the President signed into law comprehensive drug safety legislation that included a key provision authored by Congresswoman Maloney to require better warnings about the cancer risks associated with the use of tanning beds.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) backed bipartisan legislation that will provide health care to 268,000 low-income children in New York and 10 million low-income children throughout the country. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act reflected a House-Senate compromise and passed the House last night by a vote of 265 to 159.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House and Senate this week passed comprehensive drug safety legislation that included a key provision authored by Congresswoman Maloney to require better warnings about the cancer risks associated with the use of tanning beds.
NY Senators & Tri-State Reps. Seek Answers from Bush Administration Following Resignation of 9/11 Health Task Force Chair
Washington, D.C. – Following Dr. John Agwunobi’s resignation on September 4th as Chair of the Bush Administration’s 9/11 Health Task Force, Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Vito Fossella (R-NY), Ed Towns (D-NY), Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) today wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael Leavitt and asked if he intends to name a replacement for Dr. Agwunobi in the near future. In their letter (click here for a copy of the letter), the lawmakers also asked when HHS intends to release its plan to medically monitor and treat everyone exposed to toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
Clinton, Nadler, and Maloney: New GAO Report Confirms Serious Problems with EPA WTC Indoor “Test and Clean” Program and Preparedness for Future Disasters
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Hillary Clinton (NY), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-08), and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) today unveiled a newly released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that details serious flaws in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) second program seeking to address the indoor contamination resulting from the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as the Agency’s ability to deal with future disasters involving indoor environmental impacts. The GAO is the non-partisan investigative arm of Congress charged with auditing and evaluating Government programs and activities.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced the “Comprehensive Comparative Study of Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Populations Act of 2007” (H.R. 2832), legislation that would require the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a comprehensive comparative study of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, which may resolve the controversy about the possible link between autism and mercury or other vaccine components (click here for text of the legislation).