More on Oversight and Government Reform
New York -- Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it had reached an unprecedented agreement with The Coulston Foundation (TCF), a New Mexico-based research laboratory, which will force TCF to give up 300 of the research chimpanzees under its care. The agreement settles an ongoing investigation by USDA into the deaths of several chimpanzees under Coulston's care.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) was joined today by Rep. George Gekas (R-PA), other Members of Congress and representatives from the construction industry, in urging support for H.R. 1219, the Construction Industry Payment Protection Act of 1999.
"I am pleased that the Senate has apparently decided to put the interests of American taxpayers, schoolchildren, and the environment ahead of big oil companies' profits. This action today proves what I have argued all along: that while big oil companies will try every tactic imaginable to avoid paying the royalties the owe, their slick backroom deals won't stand up to the light of day. It is clear that these companies couldn't face the public outrage that their slick deal had generated and had no choice but to give in."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during the House subcommittee markup of the Commerce-Justice-State spending bill, the Republican leadership will reportedly own up to the crisis that they created and declare a budget emergency to fully fund the 2000 Census.
Mr. Chairman, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Davis, thank you for this opportunity to present and answer questions on the Census 2000 Operation Plan, first sent to you six weeks ago, and now refined to incorporate the evaluation based on the Census Bureau's Dress Rehearsal experience. I have submitted written testimony, and will now more briefly comment on issues raised in the letter of invitation to appear before this Subcommittee.
Yesterday, the Democratic members of the House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight announced the appointment of Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) as Ranking Democratic Member of the new Subcommittee on the Census. Maloney has been fighting for an accurate count in the 2000 census in an effort to ensure that New York gets fair treatment. The 1990 census undercounted New York State population by 277,000 with 244,00 undercounted in New York City alone.
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Census Caucus is blasting a lawsuit filed today seeking to tie the 2000 Census up in court long enough to prevent the use of statistical methods to correct the undercount of the nation's poor, and minorities.
Washington, DC -- February 2, 1998. The President sent his budget to Congress today outlining his priorities for the new year. Under the President's priority to improve government performance through better management, the President latched onto two legislative ideas introduced last summer by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney: H.R 2063, the Debt Collection Wage Information Act, and H.R. 2347, the Federal Benefit Verification and Integrity Act.
Washington, DC -- December 17, 1997. After weathering strong bipartisan criticism at a hearing in front of the House Subcommittee on Government Management Information and Technology on November 12, the Treasury Department announced drastic management changes to its Financial Management Service (FMS).
Washington, DC -- November 12, 1997. Delinquent fines, student loans, royalties, and other debts to the U.S. government have rolled into a 50 billion dollar tab- and debtors are doing little about it. The numbers are the topic of hearings being held today in the Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney released a report today, in conjunction with the hearings, which shows the break-down of the debt, and the degree to which the agencies are breaking the law.