NEW YORK - "Seventy-nine years ago today, legions of visionary women, and men, celebrated a hard-fought victory: Constitutional ratification of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment made the right for women to vote in America inalienable. With inspiring momentum, from the 1920's to the present, women's votes have step by step changed the course of our country's history. Since the days of Seneca Falls, women have campaigned for our rights to liberty and happiness, and our campaign will not stop until we pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
"I am deeply frustrated to learn that the MTA is only considering a Second Avenue Subway that would end at 63rd Street. Although I am encouraged that there will most likely be money in the MTA’s Capital Plan for the new subway line, it is still clear that the MTA plan is simply inadequate. New York City needs a full length Second Avenue Subway that extends into the financial district.
"With the passage of this bill, we are setting a federal standard - breastfeeding is welcome here!" – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) was joined today by Rep. George Gekas (R-PA), other Members of Congress and representatives from the construction industry, in urging support for H.R. 1219, the Construction Industry Payment Protection Act of 1999.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Just one year ago, Glamour Glove was in jeopardy of losing a major portion of its business to Federal Prison Industries (FPI), the inmate-work program to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP), which runs a centrally-managed chain of 99 factories that employed 20,200 inmate-workers and hard sales of $534.3 million in 1998, making FPI the 35th largest contractor to the Federal Government, just behind IBM with $593.4 million in Government sales.
"I want to begin by thanking Martha McSteen, former acting director of the Social Security Administration and president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Sara Burger, National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, Burton Fretz, Executive Director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, and Cindy Wade from the Office of Elder Rights and Protection of Northwest Georgia, for being here today.