Oversight and Government Reform

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Since coming to Congress in 1992, Carolyn Maloney has served on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. This committee has jurisdiction to investigate any federal program and any matter with federal policy implications. Congresswoman Maloney also sits on the Government Operations subcommittee and previously served on the National Security Subcommittee and as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Census.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney supports strong oversight and management of federal programs and taxpayer dollars. She has continuously fought to curtail gun trafficking, support the mission of the Census Bureau, reform the system that allowed private companies to underpay for oil extracted on federal lands, prevent further erosion of reproductive choice for women in America, and ensure the postal service remains solvent and continues its presence in our communities.

Legislation

Legislation

01/26/15 - H.R.532, Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act [114th Congress]

01/14/15 - H.Res. 32, Expressing the sense of the House of representatives that the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, as an entitiy of the United States Postal Service, should issue a commerative Stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali. [114th Congress]

06/06/13 - H.R.2291, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the "Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office" [Signed into law 08/08/14. 113th Congress]

05/9/13 - H.R.1942, Construction Quality Assurance Act [113th Congress]

02/5/13 - H.R.517, Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act [113th Congress]

01/25/13 - H.Res. 47, Expressing the sense of the House of representatives that the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, as an entitiy of the United States Postal Service, should issue a commerative Stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali. [113th Congress]

More on Oversight and Government Reform

Mar 26, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the Americans Abroad Caucus, and Congressman Michael M. Honda (D-CA) have re-introduced H.R. 1739, to protect the voting rights of millions of U.S. uniformed services and overseas citizen voters . The bill amends the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) to directly affect the ability of military and overseas voters to successfully request and cast absentee ballots, eliminate known burdens on election officials, and provide the means to concretely improve outreach and services to military and overseas voters.
Mar 23, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Michael Honda (D-CA) have reintroduced the “Fixing the Federal Voting Assistance Program Act” (H.R. 1659) which would strengthen oversight of the Federal office charged with helping overseas military and civilian voters.

Mar 13, 2009 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC – In a time when the federal deficit is skyrocketing, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) has introduced a bill which could help increase payments to the government from energy leases under Federal onshore and offshore lands by ensuring an accurate accounting of the resources extracted from those lands.

Mar 3, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), Charlie Dent (R-PA), and Jim Gerlach (R-PA) have introduced HR 1254, “The Restoring the Integrity of American Statistics Act.” The bill would remove the Census Bureau from the Commerce Department and make it a separate, independent agency similar to NASA or the National Archives.

“The Census Bureau’s work is scientific: it requires careful, thoughtful planning by those who know how best to perform this huge undertaking. The work is too important to be a stepchild of a larger organization—buffeted by year-to-year budget whims and political storms that every Cabinet agency is subject to,” Maloney said. “Elevating the Census Bureau to the status of an independent body will allow it to conduct its ten-year planning, testing and execution process without interference.”

Feb 12, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued this statement in response to Sen. Judd Gregg’s withdrawal as President Obama’s nominee as Commerce Secretary:

"President Obama must be commended for continuing to try to reach across party lines. Regretfully, his choice as Commerce Secretary didn't work out. I'm certain that President Obama will name another Commerce nominee and a Census Director shortly, and that planning and preparation will proceed on a full and fair count that must begin in just 11 months.”

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Feb 12, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued this statement in response to House Republicans’ census press event this morning:

"House Republicans borrowed a page from Seinfeld today: they made a show about nothing. Even though the White House issued a statement saying that they were NOT proposing removing the Census from the Department of Commerce or directing the Census from the White House, today House Republicans had a press event to decry what ISN’T happening. And when questioned with that fact during the event, the Republicans effectively said ‘So what? We still want to investigate it.’ ”

Feb 12, 2009 Press Release
WASHINGTON—In a letter to House Republican members participating in today’s press event, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) thanked Majority Leader John Boehner and OGR Ranking Member Darryl Issa and other Republicans for their praise for her independent census legislation at a news conference earlier today.
Jan 28, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC-- Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) issued this comment today upon passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:

"The current economic crisis requires bold solutions that address the enormity of our economic woes, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will do just that. It will blunt the effects of the recession and help families in need, it will create millions of jobs and make key infrastructure investments in our future," Rep. Maloney said.

Dec 3, 2008 Press Release
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, today announced they have sent a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Robert Gates urging him to conduct a fair and open hiring process for the next Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) Director.  This position is charged with administering the absentee voting system for all military and overseas voters. Citing serious concerns about the manner in which the selection process has been handled to date, Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Maloney, along with Sen. David Vitter, R-LA, and Congressman Mike Honda, D-CA, are seeking to ensure all candidates are fully considered. The incoming FVAP Director is an individual who can offer fresh approaches and solutions for improving the department, specifically the military voting system.
Oct 24, 2008 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Technical violations of election law such as those causing hundreds of military absentee ballots to be disqualified in Fairfax County, VA would not be grounds for rejection under a bill introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney last year.

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