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

Jul 13, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney has reintroduced the “Contractors and Federal Spending Accountability Act” (H.R. 3033) with Congressman Ed Towns (D-NY), Chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement.  The bill would create a comprehensive, centralized database to more efficiently monitor the federal procurement system and help protect U.S. taxpayer dollars.  Currently, no central database exists to track fraudulent federal contractors and prevent them from continuing to do business with the federal government.   

Jun 18, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a long-time champion of the Census and former ranking member on the Government Reform Census Subcommittee, made the following statement today on the nomination of Steve Murdock as the new Census Director:
Jun 13, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a long-time champion of the Census and former ranking member on the Government Reform Census Subcommittee, today praised the inclusion of full funding for the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), and funding for the 2010 Census Partnership Program, in the Fiscal Year 2008 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.  The Bush Administration left the funding for these important Census programs out of its original budget proposal, and Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) was instrumental in securing this appropriation.

May 31, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a long-time champion of the Census and former ranking member on the Government Reform Census Subcommittee, today applauded the Administration’s decision to preserve the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), which is used to analyze the effects of public policy on American families.  Last year, the Administration announced plans to do away with the important survey tool. 
May 7, 2007 Press Release
New York, NY - Today, Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) held a field hearing in New York City on the certification and testing of electronic voting systems.
Mar 14, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1309, the “Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 2007,” which included language offered by Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) that will provide the FOIA requester with more information about why a deletion has been made from requested material. Maloney’s language was adopted during consideration of the legislation in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee  The bill, which passed 308-117, makes several changes that will improve the FOIA process and eliminate many of the problems that exist in today’s system.
Feb 7, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –   Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) reacted to the Department of Interior’s announcement that an official who may be most responsible for costing the American taxpayers billions of dollars in oil and gas royalties will be promoted to a position that oversees private oil and gas exploration in federal waters nationwide.
Jan 30, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today was a good day for an accurate Census count in 2010, as well as a reprieve for a long standing government survey on poverty in America. On the brink of being underfunded and plunging into disarray shortly before the 2010 count, the House Appropriations Committee today proposed a much-needed infusion of funding in the budget for the Census Bureau.
Jan 19, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed landmark legislation that will revamp the system by which oil and gas companies pay royalties for the natural resources extracted from land owned by American taxpayers. As a complement to those changes, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) is touting legislation she recently reintroduced (H.R. 435) that would help ensure that the federal government uses the most accurate methods to collect royalties on natural resources taken by oil and gas companies from taxpayer-owned land (link to bill).
Jan 12, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – As the Census Bureau enters a crucial moment that will determine the accuracy of the 2010 count, Members of Congress are urging President Bush to quickly fill high-level vacancies at the Bureau with seasoned, non-partisan professionals (letter to president). Already facing severe budget cuts that may hamper its work, the Bureau has been in flux since Director Louis Kincannon and his top deputy, Hermann Habermann, abruptly resigned on the same day in November.

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