More on Vaccine Safety

Jun 29, 2009

Legislation Introduced to Require First Comparative Study of Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Populations

WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Smith (R-NJ) have introduced the “Comprehensive Comparative Study of Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Populations Act of 2009,” HR 3069,  legislation that would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive, peer-reviewed, comparative study of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, which has never before been completed.

May 28, 2009

Reps. Maloney, Smith Reintroduce Bill on Vaccine Safety

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) reintroduced legislation on vaccine safety (H.R. 2618) that would improve the current system for vaccine safety monitoring in this country.

May 28, 2009

Reps Maloney, Smith Reintroduce Bill To Ban Mercury from Vaccines

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) have reintroduced a bill (H.R. 2617) that puts in statute definite timelines for the elimination of mercury from vaccines. Given the increasing concerns about mercury exposures and our ability to eliminate this particular exposure, this bill completes actions begun several years ago to ban mercury from vaccines.

Jun 3, 2008

Rep. Maloney Rallies for Greener Vaccines

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined actors, activists, and parents Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey as well as hundreds of people from all across the country for the “Green Our Vaccines Rally” on the National Mall today.  Rep. Maloney has led efforts on Capitol Hill to address concerns surrounding vaccine safety and the link between vaccines and autism. 

Jun 25, 2007

Legislation Aims to Resolve Thimerosal Controversy

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).

Jul 27, 2006

New Legislation Aims to Resolve Controversy About Mercury and Vaccines

WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Tom Osborne (R-NE) introduced new legislation today that would require the National Institutes of Health 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 (Text of legislation).

Jul 26, 2006

Weldon, Maloney Introduce Vaccine Safety Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference Wednesday morning, U.S. Reps. Dave Weldon, M.D. (R-FL) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced a bill that would give responsibility for the nation’s vaccine safety to an independent agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, removing most vaccine safety research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Currently, the CDC has responsibility for both vaccine safety and promotion, which is an inherent conflict of interest increasingly garnering public criticism.

Mar 30, 2006

New, Thorough Study of Possible Mercury-Autism Link Proposed By Rep. Maloney

WASHINGTON, DC - At a news conference today to discuss developments in the possible link between vaccines containing the mercury-based preservative thimerosal and autism, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) announced that she is drafting legislation that would mandate the federal government to conduct a more thorough, scientific study of mercury and autism. The proposed study would compare the incidence of autism in the general population with incidence of autism in a comparison group - identified populations in which children are not vaccinated for religious or personal beliefs.