Health

Congresswoman Maloney understands that the health of her constituents and all American citizens has to be prioritized for the country to grow and thrive.

Affordable Care Act and Health Care: All American citizens deserve to have access to good and affordable health care. Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans are able to secure affordable, quality and accessible health care. Signed into law in 2010, Americans of all ages are already seeing expanded health insurance coverage and cost savings. Congresswoman Maloney is a proud supporter of this historic law that makes for a healthier America and strengthens the country’s economic security. Read more.

Funding for the National Institutes of Health: The National Institutes of Health is responsible for cutting edge research to develop novel, innovative, and ground-breaking medicine and technology that can cure diseases like Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries and organ failure. Congresswoman Maloney is a strong supporter of federal funding for NIH research to allow researchers at NIH to continue their life-saving work.

Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s disease is one of the many diseases Congresswoman Maloney hopes will reap the benefits of federally funded medical research. The Congresswoman has worked hard to combat Parkinson’s disease by fighting for federal funding to support research on the disease, as well as by increasing public awareness about the challenges faced by millions of Americans suffering from Parkinson’s. Read More.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Congresswoman Maloney teamed up with Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) and Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to enact the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, which was signed by President Obama on April 29, 2016. The bill establishes a commemorative coin program at the U.S. Mint  that has the potential to raise an estimated $8.5 million in private funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. Coins will be available for purchase in 2018. 

Skin Cancer Prevention: In 2007, Congresswoman Maloney introduced the Tanning Accountability and Notification (TAN) Act, which required the Food and Drug Administration to determine whether the current labeling of indoor tanning beds provides sufficient information about the risks associated with indoor tanning. Read more.

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May 13, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) said she was proud to vote for a bipartisan package of initiatives this week that are meant to address the current opioid addiction epidemic in the United States. However, as she mentioned in a floor speech yesterday, Rep. Maloney is concerned that this group of legislation fails to provide funding to implement these needed, life-saving initiatives.

May 9, 2016 In The News

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials are developing a new, pink commemorative coin to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research, said U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who sponsored legislation for its creation.

The New York Democrat tells The Associated Press that federal officials will hold a contest to pick artwork that will be displayed on the coin, which is expected to be released in 2018.

May 9, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK  –  Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney celebrated the signing of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act into law at the offices of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), located in her district. Rep. Maloney was joined by the President and CEO of BCRF Myra Biblowit, BCRF Honorary Chair Leonard Lauder, BCRF Scientific Director Dr. Larry Norton, BCRF Chief Mission Officer Dr. Marc Hurlbert and breast cancer survivors to commemorate the signing. President Obama signed into law the bipartisan Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R.

Mar 24, 2016 In The News

It’s been six years ago to the day since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. This anniversary serves as another reminder that the law is working and that the prophets of doom were wrong... again.

Mar 22, 2016 In The News

Members of the House are pushing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule banning indoor tanning for anyone under the age of 18.

Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Charles Dent (R-Pa.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), and Ted Lieu (D- Calif.) led 18 of their colleagues in a letter Friday urging FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to finalize the rule “as soon as possible.”

Mar 21, 2016 Press Release

Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Charles W. Dent (PA-15), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Ted Lieu (CA-33) led 23 of their colleagues on a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf Friday calling for swift approval of the agency’s recent proposal to place an age 18 minimum on the use of indoor tanning devices.

Jul 15, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives this afternoon approved an amended form of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722). The vote was 421-9-1. The legislation was amended by unanimous consent earlier today to remove distribution of funds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and provide all funds raised to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The bill as introduced would have split the funds evenly between the two organizations. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) who introduced the legislation released the following statement:

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today voted to approve the 21st Century Cures Act. The bill delivers $8.75 billion in mandatory funding for the National Institutes of Health over the next 5 years to spur scientific innovation and discovery.

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