More on War in Iraq
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today issued the following statement as Iraqis took over control of the last American military base in their country on Friday as US forces marked the end of their mission.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney made the following statement on War Supplemental Funding: Madam Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the war supplemental funding bill.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney last night made the following statement on funding for the war in Afghanistan: Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of Rep. Barbara Lee’s amendment to prevent an escalation and limit funding to the safe and orderly withdrawal of our troops and military contractors from Afghanistan. After 9 years of war, the time has come to bring our troops home.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement after voting on the Fiscal Year 2008 emergency supplemental spending bill, which reflects an agreement reached by congressional Democrats, Republicans, and the White House.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2008 Emergency Supplemental Act.
Washington, D.C.: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney expressed her strong support for a new “G.I. Bill” to give veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan educational opportunities on par with those afforded to returnees from World War II. H.R. 5740, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, would provide Iraq or Afghanistan veterans who have served 3 years on active duty with benefits to cover the costs of a four-year public college education, along with a stipend for housing, books and other expenses. Current veterans' education benefits cover only about 60% of the cost of a four-year degree.
Congressional Democrats Discuss Impact of Iraq War on U.S. Economy, Urge White House to Reveal Their Cost Estimates
Washington DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer joined Senator Charles Schumer and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of the Joint Economic Committee today to discuss the impact of the Iraq war on the U.S. economy. As the war in Iraq moves into its sixth year, there is still no clear end in sight. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy continues to suffer the effects of record oil prices, job losses, inflation, and a deepening housing and credit crisis. It is long past time for the Bush Administration to explain why the $12 billion it spends on a failed war policy every month is more important than the health care, education, housing relief, and infrastructure those resources can provide here at home.
On Fifth Anniversary of the Iraq War, Schumer & Maloney Call on President Bush to Account for Past, Present and Future Economic and Budget Costs
Washington, D.C. – Today, the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Joint Economic Committee respectively, sent a letter to President Bush urging him to give a full account of the total costs of the war. Schumer and Maloney called for a productive debate over the economic impact of the war, and they asked the President to make a member of his administration available in the coming weeks to testify at a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee to provide Congress and the American people with a “better understanding of the current and future budgetary and economic costs of the war in Iraq.”
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today on the five year anniversary of the Iraq War, calling attention to the enormous economic and budgetary costs of the war. At Vice Chair Maloney’s request, the Joint Economic Committee released a report in November entitled, “War at Any Price? The Total Economic Cost of the War Beyond the Federal Budget,” and in February, held its first hearing on the economic costs of the Iraq War:
Schumer, Maloney Invite OMB Director Nussle to Explain Administration's Economic Cost of War Estimates
OMB Director Nussle Criticized JEC Report, But JEC Calculations Were Based on White House and CBO Endorsed Guidelines and Figures