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STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN MALONEY ON PRESS REPORTS THAT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO DISREGARD THEIR OWN INVESTIGATIVE TEAM AND WITHHOLD FUNDING FOR UNFPA
Washington, DC - Today, after news reports that the Bush Administration has decided to withhold $34 million for international family planing programs administered by the United Nations, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
Washington, D.C.-- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), and Joseph Crowley (D-NY) announced the findings of a report from a UK delegation sent to China to investigate the U.N. Population Fund's (UNFPA) work in China last April. They also announced nearly 50 bipartisan Members of Congress have signed a letter demanding a meeting with President Bush to discuss the status of funding for UNFPA.
The White House refuses to release their own report on UNFPA's work in China, and the President reportedly may reject the advice of his own fact-finding team as sources say domestic policy staff is weighing in on this International issue
Maloney Fights to Save Women's Lives -- President Bush is withholding lifesaving funds from the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA)
President Bush is withholding lifesaving funds from the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) and there is reason to believe his administration will soon invoke a prohibitive amendment to permanently paralyze the money from being released. This is amid reports that a three person delegation team has returned from an investigative trip to China with a squeaky clean report on the work UNFPA does there. So this action would be unconscionable and inconsistent with the Bush Administration's public support for family planning over the last 18 months.
Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), and Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) urged Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), and Senator Joseph R. Biden (D-DE), to subpoena a White House memo which allegedly makes political calculations for the President in relation to funding for UNFPA, and a report submitted to the President by a team sent to China to investigate the United Nations Population Fund's program.
Bipartisan Members of Congress Call on the Bush Administration to Release Findings from Report submitted to The White House on United Nations Population Fund's work in China
Washington, DC- Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jim Greenwood (R-PA), Nita Lowey (D-NY), and Doug Ose (R-CA) sent a letter to the President asking him to release the findings of a report submitted to him by a team he sent to investigate UNFPA's work in China.
Washington, D.C.- Today the State Department announced the selection of a three-member team that will visit China this month to provide an 'objective' assessment of the activities of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) along with Representatives Jim Greenwood (R-PA), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Nita Lowey (D-NY), and Doug Ose (R-CA) introduced the "Saving Women's Lives Act of 2002." The bill guarantees that UNFPA will receive the $34 million already appropriated in the FY02 Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, and will appropriate and additional $50 million for UNFPA in FY03.
Read the letter (pdf format) Washington, D.C.- Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and 17 of her Democratic and Republican colleagues sent a letter to the President yesterday requesting a meeting with him to discuss the United States' support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). President Bush signed the FY02 Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill which appropriated $34 million dollars for UNFPA. This money has yet to be released.
WASHINGTON: In reaction to reports that President Bush has moved to block the allocation of Congressionally approved funds for the UNFPA, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) condemned the action as against the will of Congress, against the written support of Secretary Powell, and against the crucial needs of millions of women and families around the world.