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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today praised Augusta National Golf Club’s invitation to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore to become the first female members when the club opens for a new season in October 2012.
Rep. Maloney Applauds Selection of CNN’s Candy Crowley as First Woman Presidential Debate Moderator in 20 Years
New York – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) applauded the announcement by the Commission on Presidential Debates that Candy Crowley, the widely respected political journalist and anchor of “State of the Union” on the Cable News Network (CNN), to serve as the moderator of the presidential debate taking place in Hempstead, New York on October 16, 2012. Crowley is the first woman reporter to moderate a presidential debate since Carole Simpson of ABC News in 1992. Today’s announcement followed a movement to urge the Commission to select a female moderator, which included an on-line petition drive organized by high school students in New Jersey and a joint letter from several Members of Congress to the Commission that was initiated by Congresswoman Maloney.
New York – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined House colleagues in writing to the Co-Chairs of the Commission on Presidential Debates to urge its members to select a woman moderator for one of the three U.S. Presidential debates scheduled to take place this fall.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today reintroduced the Give Workplace Gender Violence Victims Their Day in Court Act, to prevent employers from using workers compensation to avoid liability when employer negligence led to the crime and victims of workplace sexual violence sue their employers.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Gwen Moore (WI-4) and Marcia Fudge (OH-11) introduced a resolution (H. Res. 694) celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law banning sex discrimination in education programs that receive federal funds.
Washington, D.C. – Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) blasted Senate Republicans for blocking a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act this week, a week after House Republicans voted unanimously to prevent House Members from even considering the measure at all.
Rep. Maloney remarks before the 2012 International Parliamentarians Conference on the ICPD Programme of Action
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) delivered remarks at the opening session of the "2012 International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action" in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 24, 2012.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) voted against the House Majority’s version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization, which passed the House today by a vote of 222 – 205.
Reps. Nadler, Maloney, Speier, Davis & Advocates Announce Legislation Protecting Pregnant Workers from Discrimination
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Susan Davis (D-CA), joined by the leaders of women’s advocacy organizations, unions, and business groups from across the nation, introduced critical new legislation – the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – to ensure that pregnant women are not forced out of jobs unnecessarily or denied reasonable job modifications that would allow them to continue working. Currently, pregnant working women around the country are being denied simple adjustments – permission to use a stool while working a cash register, or to carry a bottle of water to stay hydrated, or temporary reassignment to lighter duty tasks – that would keep them working and supporting their families while maintaining healthy pregnancies. The legislation will close legal loopholes and ensure that pregnant women are treated fairly on the job. At press time, the bill had 63 original cosponsors.
Washington, DC – After raising significant objections today to a Republican bill to ban regulations if the national unemployment rate is higher than six percent, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney succeeded in forcing Committee Republicans to exempt from their ban regulations that combat discrimination against women and minorities.