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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Washington – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) hailed the House passage today of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1256). The bill for the first time gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate the advertising, marketing, and manufacturing of tobacco products. The Senate approved its version of the legislation yesterday; the bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature, which is expected shortly.
WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued this statement upon President Obama’s announcement today to repeal the “global gag rule.”
“President Obama, in his first days, is well on his way to reversing 8 years of misguided policy,” Rep. Maloney said. “In repealing the global gag rule, President Obama has stopped the export of our divisive politics and renewed the export of our rights and values of free speech and expression. I proudly stand with him and will work within Congress to increase funding for family planning services abroad so that women’s lives may be treated with the respect they deserve-- and help achieve our overall foreign policy goals of increasing democracy abroad,” Maloney concluded.
WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued this statement upon the 36th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.“Today, on the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision and the second day of the Obama administration, reproductive rights advocates have reason to celebrate,” she said.