Laws Enacted

Representative Maloney has succeeded in passing more than 70 measures either as stand-alone bills or as language incorporated into moving legislation.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act

(H.R. 2722 – 114th Congress) The Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act 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. The production cost of these coins will be fully covered in the sales price; no taxpayer money will be used in the production or sale of the coin.  [Public Law 114-148, signed April 29, 2016]

James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act

(H.R. 1786 –114th Congress) The James James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act extends until 2090 The World Trade Center Health Program, which provides medical monitoring and treatment to responders and survivors of the September 11th terrorist attacks who were exposed to the unique toxins released at Ground Zero. It also extends until 2021 the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to provide compensation for economic losses and harm suffered by September 11th first responders and survivors. [A version of H.R. 1786 was included in H.R. 2029; Public Law 114-113, signed December 18, 2015]

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Reauthorization

(H.R. 26, 114th Congress) The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 extends the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program through Fiscal Year 2020. Congresswoman Maloney is one of Congress’ strongest supporters of long-term authorization of this law that creates a federal insurance backstop to protect against terrorism-related losses. The program ensures that terrorism insurance is available and affordable, and the program works at no cost to taxpayers.  [Public Law 114-1, signed January 12, 2015]

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National Women’s History Museum Commission

(H.R. 3979, 113th Congress) The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act included the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum Act (H.R. 863, 113th Congress). The legislation is the culmination of a years-long effort by Rep. Maloney to establish a National Women’s History Museum, and authorizes a commission to research the potential creation of a museum in Washington, DC. The commission will evaluate the impact, feasibility, and financial sustainability of the proposed museum, and will create a legislative plan for Congress to approve the construction. [Public Law 113-291, signed December 19, 2014]

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Debbie Smith Act Reauthorization

(H.R. 4323, 113th Congress) The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014 reauthorizes the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Elimination Grant Program through Fiscal Year 2019. Congresswoman Maloney was the original sponsor of the 2004 Debbie Smith law that reserves $151 million each fiscal year to process DNA evidence, and it reauthorizes programs for training and education and sexual assault forensic exam grants.  [Public Law 113-182, signed September 29, 2014]

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Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Update

(H.R. 2600, 113th Congress)  This legislation removes ambiguities in the Interstate Land Sales Disclosure Act (known colloquially as the “Land Under Water Act” when it was enacted in 1969) which have caused it to be applied to contracts to purchase condominium units in addition to sales of raw land. [Public Law 113-167, signed September 26, 2014]

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Vincent Sombrotto Post Office

(H.R. 2291, 113th Congress) This legislation names the post office in Grand Central Station as the "Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office". Sombrotto was a trailblazing labor leader for letter carriers who fought for wage increases, started the national NALC food drive, and initiated Carrier Alert. [Public Law 113-149, signed August 8, 2014]

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Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act

(H.R. 812, 113th Congress) The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization (S. 47, 113th Congress) included the Campus SaVE Act, H.R. 812 [113th Congress]. This legislation requires institutions of higher education to develop and communicate their policies on dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence. It further requires colleges and universities to collect and disclose information about sexual assault, and to update and expand related services on their campuses. [Public Law 113-4, signed March 7, 2013]

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Sexual Assault Forensic Reporting (SAFER) Act

(H.R. 594, 113th Congress) The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization (S. 47, 113th Congress) included the SAFER Act, H.R. 354 [113th Congress]. Originally introduced by Rep. Maloney in 2010 and sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) in the 113th Congress, this legislation reallocates existing Debbie Smith Appropriations so that 75 percent of the funding is spent processing untested rape kits. It also provides grants for state and local governments to conduct audits of unprocessed kits in their backlog. [Public Law 113-4, signed March 7, 2013]

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The Census Oversight Efficiency and Management Reform Act

(H.R. 4945, 111th Congress) Provisions included in S. 679, the " Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011," are based upon H.R. 4945 [111th Congress], which would make the Director of the Census Bureau a five year appointment and prohibits a Director from serving more than two full terms. [Public Law 112-166, signed August 10, 2012]

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FOIA Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012

During consideration of H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Representative Maloney succeeded in passing an amendment that would permit Freedom of Information Act inquiries and disclosures of non-security related information about defense operations. The amendment creates a “balancing test” where the public’s right to know would be weighed against the public interest in withholding the requested information, to prevent situations like the one faced by military families at Camp Lejeune. Senator Leahy introduced a similar version of the amendment in the Senate and compromise language was ultimately adopted in the conference report signed by the President. [Public Law 112-81, signed December 31, 2011]

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James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2009

(H.R. 847 – 111th Congress) This legislation provides mandatory funding for the World Trade Center Health Programs, which provide medical monitoring and treatment to responders and survivors of the September 11th terrorist attacks who were exposed to the unique toxins released at Ground Zero.  It also reopens the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to provide compensation for economic losses and harm as an alternative to the current litigation system and provide liability protections for the WTC Contractors and the City of New York.  [Public Law 111-347, signed January 2, 2011]

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Various Amendments to the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

(H.R. 4173 – 111th Congress) H.R. 4173 is the landmark financial regulatory reform bill that was enacted in the wake of the financial crisis. During consideration of the bill, Congresswoman Maloney was successful in adding several important amendments. These amendments included adding an Ombudsperson at the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) so that consumers and small banks are able to seek assistance with banking matters from the appropriate regulator; adding a hotline at the CFPA so consumers have toll-free access to the agency through a single access point; requiring that the CFPA director appear annually to testify before Congress. She was also successful at negotiating language on interchange fees which is now contained in the law. In other areas of the Dodd Frank law, Rep. Maloney led the effort to exempt smaller public companies from the provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley that place onerous accounting requirements on them. She also ensured that language in the derivatives title of the law defining Swap Execution Facilities was broad enough to include a variety of models by "any means of interstate commerce." She strengthened the title on Financial Stability Oversight by adding criteria that the Council must use to determine whether an institution should be subject to heightened regulation. She also sponsored an amendment to ensure minority views on the Council are expressed through a yearly signed statement attesting that everything possible is being done to mitigate systemic risk.   [Public Law 111-203, signed July 21, 2010]

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Prevent Deceptive Census Look Alike Mailings Act

(H.R. 4621, 111th Congress) This legislation aims to prohibit non-government mailings that mimic the look-and-feel of official census forms. Signed into law 57 days after Rep. Maloney introduced the bill and after unanimous votes in both houses, the legislation was passed in response to non-governmental organizations that were distributing mailings that appeared to be related to the official U.S. Census, but were actually fundraising mailers. [Public Law 111-155 , signed April 7, 2010]

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Breastfeeding Promotion Act

(H.R. 2819, 111th Congress) A provision included in H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the comprehensive health care reform package, is based upon H.R. 2819 which will require employers with over 50 hourly wage employees to provide a private space and unpaid time off during the workday for mothers to express milk. [Public Law 111-148, signed March 23, 2009]

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Women's Health Office Act of 2009

(H.R.3242, 111th Congress) Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish within the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) an Office on Women's Health, headed by a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health. By giving Women's Health Offices statutory permanence, this bill will ensure that the needs and gaps in research, policy, programs, and education and training in women's health will continue to be addressed. The legislation provides statutory authority for the five federal women's health offices. [This bill was included as part of HR 3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law No: 111-148, signed 3/23/10.]

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Hate Crime Statistics Improvement Act,

(HR 823, 111th Congress) This bill requires the FBI and local law enforcement to report and compile statistics on the incidence of gender-based hate crimes nationwide. It was incorporated into S. 909, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which was passed as a part of HR 2647, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. [Public Law 111-84, signed October 28, 2009]

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Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights,

(H.R. 627, 111th Congress) This legislation restores levels the playing field between consumers and credit card companies by banning practices that have been determined to be unfair, deceptive and anti-competitive by the Federal Reserve.  Specifically this legislation would put an end to retroactive rate increases on existing balances; eliminates double cycle billing, which charges interest on amounts already paid off, among other reforms. [Public Law 111-24, signed May 22, 2009]

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Geraldine Ferraro Post Office Bill

(H.R. 774, 111th Congress) This legislation designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 46-02 21st Street in Long Island City, New York, as the "Geraldine Ferraro Post Office Building" [Public Law 111-50, signed August 19, 2009]

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The Contractors and Federal Spending Accountability Act

(H.R. 3033, 110th Congress) Provisions included in S. 3001, the "Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009," are based upon H.R. 3033 which will fortify the current federal suspension and debarment system by establishing a comprehensive, centralized database that will keep track of the integrity and performance of certain persons awarded federal contracts and grants, more efficiently monitor the federal procurement system, and help protect U.S. taxpayer dollars.  Any person awarded a federal agency contract or grant in excess of $500,000 would be included in the database including information related to any civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings involving the person.  [Public Law 110-417, signed October 14, 2008]

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Enhanced Protection of the Internal Revenue Service and Its Employees Act of 2007

(H.R. 2527, 110th Congress) H.R. 2527 was included in H.R. 928, the "Improving Government Accountability Act."  These provisions will provide for the enhanced protection of the Internal Revenue Service and its employees by authorizing the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to have armed escort authority.  [Public Law 110-409, signed October 14, 2008]

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The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act

(H.R. 5057, 110th Congress) H.R. 5057 reauthorizes the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Elimination Grant Program through FY2014.  The legislation authorizes $151 million in each fiscal year, FY2009-FY2014. [Public Law 110-360, signed October 8, 2008]

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Improving the Freedom of Information Act Process

S. 2488, the OPEN Government Act of 2007, includes an amendment offered by Representative Maloney in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee that provides for greater disclosure to the FOIA requester about the exemption under which a deletion has been made from requested material.  In some cases linking a redaction to an exemption may reveal sensitive information; the amendment will ensure that when possible, agencies will specify which exemption applies to which redaction. [Public Law 110-175, signed December 31, 2007]

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The Tanning and Accountability and Notification Act

(H.R. 945, 110th Congress) Provisions from this legislation were included in the reauthorization and expansion of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act included in the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007.  These provisions would require the Food and Drug Administration to determine whether or not the current labeling of indoor tanning beds provides sufficient information about the risks associated with indoor tanning. [Public Law 110-85, signed September 27, 2007]

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The Protection of Civil Liberties Act

(H.R. 1310, 109th Congress) Provisions from this legislation were included in the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.  The provisions establish a strong, independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Board with subpoena power.  [Public Law 110-53, signed August 3, 2007]

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The National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act of 2007

(H.R. 556, 110th Congress) This legislation strengthens and reforms the process by which the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews foreign direct investment for national security issues. The need for this reform was made evident in early 2006 when CFIUS failed to raise red flags about a deal that would have put commercial control of several key U.S. ports into the hands of a company owned by the government of Dubai. H.R. 556 establishes CFIUS in statute rather than as a creature of Executive Order, implements mandatory 45-day investigations for all deals involving foreign governments, requires high-level review of such transactions, gives the Director of National Intelligence a greater role in the CFIUS process, and improves congressional oversight, among other provisions. [Public Law 110-49, signed July 26, 2007]

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The Veterans Housing Fairness Act

(H.R. 4537, 109th Congress) Provisions from this legislation were included in S.3421, the AVeterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act.  These provisions allow veterans to use VA loans to purchase cooperative housing.  Previously, VA loans could be used to purchase a house, townhouse, condominium or even a mobile home, but not a co-op.  [Public Law 109-461, signed December 22, 2006]

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Medical Monitoring Following Disasters

(HR 3850, 109th Congress) Learning a lesson from the 9/11 health crisis, the text of H.R. 3850 and S. 1741, the Disaster Area Health and Environmental Monitoring Act, was added as an amendment to H.R. 4954, the Safe Ports Act.  This legislation will help expedite medical monitoring to address possible health effects resulting from future disasters.  The medical monitoring provisions acknowledge the need for robust medical monitoring if there are health concerns after future disasters, and they also acknowledge that a framework to accomplish this does not currently exist. After future disasters, the President, in conjunction with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, will determine if medical monitoring is necessary based on exposure to substances of concern. If medical monitoring is necessary, the monitoring program will encompass all responders, area residents, area office workers and area school children.  [Public Law 109-347, signed October 13, 2006]

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End Demand for Sex Trafficking Act

(H.R. 2012, 109th Congress) Representative Maloney was the lead Democrat on legislation introduced by Representative Deborah Pryce (R-OH) which will reduce the demand for trafficking by supporting the development of more effective means of combating unlawful commercial sex activities by targeting demand; protecting children from the predators and exploiters who use them in commercial sex activities; assisting State and local governments in their enforcement of existing laws dealing with commercial sex activities; conducting a Biennial Statistical Review every two years to provide a more accurate picture of the problem; and convening an Annual Report and Conference on best practices about reducing demand for commercial sex acts.  Part of this legislation was incorporated into H.R. 972, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. [Public Law 109-164, signed January 10, 2006]

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Obtaining Retirement Credit for Members of the National Guard Responding to Ground Zero and the Pentagon because of 9/11

Provisions from legislation (H.R. 2499) introduced by Representative Maloney were included in H.R. 1815, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, which would provide all National Guard soldiers who performed full-time State active duty service on or after September 11, 2001, and before October 1, 2002, in support of a Federal declaration of emergency following the terrorist attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, with federal military retirement credit for that time served, when they were serving in the following covered disaster counties: (1) In the State of New York: Bronx, Kings, New York (boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan), Queens, Richmond, Delaware, Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester; (2) In the State of Virginia: Arlington. Representative Peter King (R-NY) joined with Representative Maloney in introducing this legislation. [Public Law 109-163, signed January 6, 2006]

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Restoring $125 million in 9/11 Funding to Assist the Needs of Sick 9/11 Responders

The restoration of this funding was included in the FY2006 Defense Appropriations Bill and directs $50 million to the New York State Uninsured Employers Fund to reimburse workers' compensation claims and $75 million to the Centers for Disease Control to screen, examine, monitor and, for the first time, treat sick and injured 9/11 responders.

Distribution of the $75 Million
World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program - $26,825,000
FDNY WTC Medical Screening and Treatment Program - $26,825,000
Screening Programs (administered by WTC and FDNY programs) - $7,850,000
Project COPE (mental health program for NYPD) - $3,000,000
POPPA (Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance) - $1,500,000
The World Trade Center Health Registry - $9,000,000
Total = $75,000,000
[Public Law 109-148, Signed into law December 30, 2005]

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Presidential Dollar Coin Act

(H.R.  902, 109th Congress) Congresswoman Maloney was the lead Democrat on a bill with Representative Mike Castle (R-DE) to create a rotating design for a circulating dollar coin with the Presidents of the United States. The program will begin with George Washington in 2007. The goal of the bill is to build on the success of the rotating state quarter design to help increase use of the dollar coin, create revenue for the Treasury, and educate Americans on their Presidents. A collectors' series of First Spouses is also planned. [Public Law No: 109-145, signed December 22, 2005]

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Funding the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

During consideration of HR 3058, the FY2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing Appropriation bill, 109th Congress, Representative Maloney along with Representatives Christopher Shays of Connecticut and Tom Udall of New Mexico succeeded in passing an amendment that doubled the funding for the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. The underlying bill provided for $750,000 for the board. The Maloney/Shays/Udall amendment raised funding to $1.5 million. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was created in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-458).  [Public Law No: 109-115, signed November 30, 2005]

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Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group Extension

(H.R. 842, 109th Congress) Congresswoman Maloney along with Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH), succeeded in passing the Senate version of this bill, S. 384 on March 14, 2005.    The bill extends the charter of the IWG by 2 years which was set to sunset March 31, 2005.  The extension allows the IWG, which is preparing a comprehensive, historically-accurate report on the United States's knowledge of Nazi and Japanese war criminals, to fulfill its charter and finish its work.[Public Law 109-5, signed March 25, 2005]

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The National Intelligence Reform Act

(H.R. 5150, 108th Congress, passed as S. 2845) Congresswoman Maloney, as co-chair of the 9/11 Commission Caucus, worked with Congressman Chris Shays (R-CT), Members of the 9/11 Commission and the 9/11 Family Steering Committee to help pass this bill which is the largest reorganization of our nation's intelligence community since the National Security Act of 1947.  Using the 9/11 Commission Report as a guide, this bill creates a new Director of National Intelligence a new Counterterrorism Center and calls for 10,000 new border patrol agents over the next five years. [Public Law 108-458, signed December 17, 2004]

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Taking Politics out of Science

During consideration of H.R. 4766, the Agriculture Appropriations bill, 108th Congress, Rep. Maloney succeeded in attaching an amendment that would require the FDA to do the job it is supposed to be doing - determining what is safe and effective contraception, not what is politically expedient   There is overwhelming sentiment that the FDA did not do its job in the case of their decision on emergency contraception (not to grant it OTC status) by ignoring its own scientific panel, which voted 23-4 in favor of over-the-counter status for the  Plan B7 contraceptive. This amendment was kept in the Senate version of the bill and later became part of H.R. 4818, the FY05 Omnibus Appropriations bill. [Public Law 108-447, signed December 8, 2004]

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The Debbie Smith Act

(H.R. 1046, 108th Congress) This legislation was included in H.R. 3214, "The Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology Act," which passed the House of Representatives on November 5, 2003, 357 - 67.  H.R. 3214 was included in H.R. 5107, the "Justice For All Act," which passed both chambers of Congress on October 9, 2004, and was signed into law by the president.  Provisions of the Debbie Smith Act included in H.R. 5107/3214 include the authorization of $755 million for the new Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program to process the backlog of DNA evidence kits currently sitting on shelves across the country; the creation of a new grant program for SANE programs; and the authorization of funding to process federal offender DNA samples and include them in the national DNA database. [Public Law 108-405, signed October 30, 2004]

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Bringing Justice to the Victims of Military Sexual Assaults

The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2005 (H.R. 4200) conference report includes an amendment, sponsored by Congresswoman Maloney, which directs the Secretary of Defense to eliminate the backlog in rape and sexual assault evidence collection kits, reduce the processing time of those kits, and provide an adequate supply of the kits at all domestic and overseas U.S. military installations and military academies.  The provisions in this legislation also direct the Secretary to ensure that personnel are trained in the use of these kits. [Public Law 108-375, signed October 28, 2004]

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The Energy Efficient Housing Technical Correction Act

(H.R. 3724, 108th Congress) Congresswoman Maloney, along with Congressman Chris Shays (R-CT) succeeded in passing this bill which allows developers of multifamily rental properties with more than five units to be eligible for a 20 percent increase in the maximum amount of mortgage insurance permitted by the Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance program.  The 20 percent is only allowed for projects that choose to install solar energy systems or residential energy conservation measure. [Public Law 108-213, signed April 1, 2004]

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Extension of the Authority of the Nazi War Crimes Records Interagency Working Group

(HR 2673, FY04 Omnibus Appropriations bill, 108th Congress) Congresswoman Maloney along with Sens. Mike DeWine (R-OH) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA), extended the charter of  the Interagency Working Group (IWG), which is preparing a comprehensive, historically-accurate report on the United States's knowledge of Nazi and Japanese war criminals, so it will be able to fulfill its charter and finish its work. The IWG was to sunset in March 2004 B before it could thoroughly complete its work B but the lawmakers were able to attach language extending it for one more year to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill [Public Law 108-199, signed January 23, 2004]

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Defense Production Act

(H.R. 1280 House version, 108th Congress; S. 1680 Senate version, 108th Congress) Congresswoman Maloney was the lead House Democrat on legislation to reauthorize the Defense Production Act (DPA).  The DPA facilitates the delivery of needed military supplies to the armed forces in times of peace and war.  Most recently the act was used to supply U.S. soldiers in Iraq with body armor. [Public Law 108-195, signed December 19, 2003]

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Helping Women and Girls in Afghanistan

In the FY04 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations legislation, Congresswoman Maloney successfully included $60,000,000 for programs benefitting Afghan women and girls, and $5,000,000 for the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. [Public Law 108-106, signed November 6, 2003]

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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

(H.J. Res. 36 House version; S.J. Res. 8 Senate version.)  Congresswoman Maloney was the lead House Democrat on legislation that declares that Congress supports the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. [Public Law 108-38, signed June 26, 2003]

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Child Sex Crimes Wiretapping Act of 2003

(H.R. 581) Congresswoman Maloney was the lead Democrat on legislation that makes certain sexual crimes against children predicate crimes for the interception of communications.  Legislation was included in the PROTECT Act.[Public Law 108-21, signed April 30, 2003]

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Help For Overseas Voters

(H.R. 3295, 107th Congress) The final version of this bill included two provisions, advocated by Congresswoman Maloney, that will provide that overseas voters who fill out an application for voter registration will automatically receive an absentee ballot for the two federal general elections following registration and which will establish an office in each state to respond to overseas voter inquiries.[Public Law 107-252, signed October 29, 2002]

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ExportImport Reauthorization Act of 2002 (H.R. 2871, 107th Congress)

  The reauthorization of this act contains an amendment drafted by Rep. Maloney that explicitly gives the Bank authority to turn down an application for ExIm support when a company=s foreign business partner has engaged in fraudulent business practices.  Rep. Maloney offered the amendment after raising objections to a 1999 ExIm Bank loan guarantee that benefitted a Halliburton project with the Tyumen oil company in Russia.  Tyumen was widely suspected of operating in a corrupt manner to seize oil fields in Russia and the Maloney amendment gives the Bank additional authority beyond creditworthiness and environmental impact as a reason to turn down future transactions. [Public Law 107-189, singed June 14, 2002]

The Voters' Right to Know Act

(H.R. 283, 107th Congress) Portions of Congresswoman Maloney's legislation were included in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.  Phone banks that refer to an identified candidate will be subject to the soft money ban under the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, P.L. 107-155.  Additionally, if the political candidate or national party spent money on the phone bank, it would be subject to the soft money ban under that legislation.  Congresswoman Maloney also introduced legislation which would have required that candidates for federal election who refer to other candidates in television or radio advertisements clearly identify themselves to obtain the lowest unit charge. [Enacted as part of Public Law 107-155, signed March 27, 2002]

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Investor and Capital Markets Fee Relief Act

(H.R. 1088, 107th Congress) Congresswoman Maloney was the lead Democrat on legislation to reduces fees on securities transactions collected by the SEC.  Securities fees are used to fund the SEC but the old fee rates far exceeded the amount of money the SEC used to perform its job.  H.R. 1088 reduced these fees, saving investors $14 billion over 10 years.  The law also boosts the salaries of SEC employees allowing the agency to recruit and retain the most qualified professionals to oversee regulation of the securities markets. [Public Law 107-123, signed January 16, 2002]

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Nazi and Japanese War Crimes Disclosure Act

(H.R.5065, 106th Congress) Congresswoman Maloney was the lead Democrat on a bill to amend the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act to extend the authority of the Nazi War Crimes Records Interagency Working Group for two years, to express the sense of Congress regarding the cooperation of foreign nations with such Group in carrying out its duties under such Act, and for other purposes.  [Included in the FY01 Intelligence Authorization Act, HR 5630,  Public Law 106-567, signed December 27, 2000]

Congresswoman Maloney, along with Senators DeWine and Feinstein was successful in extending the working of the Interagency Working Group by an additional year to analyze the new data released by the CIA. [Included in the FY04 Omnibus Appropriations bill, HR 2673, Public Law 108-199, signed January 23, 2004]

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Fire Prevention bill

(H.R.1126, 106th Congress) A bill to require newly-constructed multifamily housing in New York City to comply with the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974.  [Enacted as part of H.R.1550, Public Law 106-503, signed November 13, 2000]

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Older Americans Protection from Violence Act

(H. R. 2590, 106th Congress) A bill to amend the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Public Health Service Act, and the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 to ensure that older or disabled persons are protected from institutional, community, and domestic violence and sexual assault and to improve outreach efforts and other services available to older or disabled persons victimized by such violence, and for other purposes.  [Several provisions were included in H.R. 1248, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization; Public Law 106-386, signed October 28, 2000]

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Fair Share of Oil Royalties for Taxpayers

(H.Amdt.801 to H.R.4578, 106th Congress, which was originally introduced as H.R.3932 in the 105th Congress) An amendment to ensure that the federal government receives fair and appropriate royalties from oil taken from federal land, which could recoup up to $100 million per year. [Public Law 106-291, signed October 11, 2000]

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Zachary Fisher Resolution

(H.J.Res. 46, 106th Congress) A joint resolution to award Zachary Fisher honorary veteran status.  [Public Law 106-161, signed December 9, 1999]

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UNFPA

(H.R.895, 106th Congress) A bill to restore a United States voluntary contribution to the United Nations Population Fund.  [Enacted as part of the FY2000 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill; Public Law 106-113, signed November 29, 1999]

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Census

(106th Congress) Rep. Maloney led the fight to insure adequate funding of $4.5 billion for the 2000 Census, without restrictive language that would affect its accuracy.  Maloney worked hard to ensure that the Census Bureau received adequate funding to continue with its plan to use modern statistical methods (statistical sampling).  Unfortunately, the Bush Administration refused to use the corrected data generated using statistical methods.  [Public Law 106-113, signed November 29, 1999]

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Helicopters bill

(H.R.729, 106th Congress) A bill to provide for a study to develop and implement plans to reduce risks to the public health and welfare caused by helicopter operations. [A provision requiring a one year helicopter noise study included in House-passed version of HR 1000 (AIR-21).  Also, report language was included in the FY2000 Transportation Appropriations; Public Law 106-69, signed October 9, 1999]

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Military Dependents Communications Confidentiality Act of 1999

(H.R.1847, 106th Congress) Legislation to require the Secretary of Defense to prescribe regulations to protect the confidentiality of communications between dependents of members of the Armed Forces and professionals providing therapeutic or related services regarding sexual or domestic abuse. [Enacted as part of DoD Authorization (H.R.1401); Public Law 106-65, signed October 5, 1999]

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Right to Breastfeed Act on Federal Property

(H.R.1848, 106th Congress) A bill to ensure a woman's right to breastfeed her child on any portion of Federal property where the woman and her child are otherwise authorized to be.  [First enacted as part of the Treasury-Postal Appropriations bill (H.R.2490) and in subsequent appropriations bills; Public Law 106-58, signed September 29, 1999]

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Construction Industry Payment Protection Act of 1999 (Miller Act Amendments)

(H.R.1219, 106th Congress) A bill to amend the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act and the Miller Act, relating to payment protections for persons providing labor and materials for Federal construction projects.  [P.L. 106-49, signed August 17, 1999]

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Breast Pumps for New Mothers

In 1998 Rep. Maloney introduced the New Mothers’ Breastfeeding Promotion and Protection Act (H.R. 3531) to support breastfeeding by new mothers and encourage employers to support workplace lactation programs.  One provision of this bill allowed state WIC agencies to purchase breast pumps for new mothers, making it easier for low-income moms to choose to breastfeed. This provision was included in the WIC Reauthorization bill (H.R.3874), which was enacted; [Public Law 105-336, signed October 31, 1998] 

Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act

(H.R.4007, 105th Congress) A bill to require disclosure, under the Freedom of Information Act, regarding certain persons, to disclose Nazi war criminal records without impairing any investigation or prosecution conducted by the Department of Justice or certain intelligence matters, and for other purposes. [Public Law 105-246, signed October 8, 1998]

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Federal Election Commission Appropriations Amendment

(H.Amdt.723, 105th Congress) An amendment to increase funding for the Federal Election Commission by $2.8 million, its first appropriation at full funding levels in many years, which will permit the agency to adequately investigate potential election law violations.  [Added to Treasury-Postal Appropriations, July 16, 1998]

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Standby Guardianship Act

(H.R.3005, 105th Congress) A bill to encourage States to have laws that would permit a parent who is chronically ill or near death to name a standby guardian for a minor child without surrendering parental rights. [A version of H.R.3005 was adopted in H.R.867; Public Law 105-89, signed November 19, 1997]

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Best Business Practices for Defense Inventory

(H.R.1850, 105th Congress) Legislation to require the Secretary of Defense to plan and carry out pilot projects to test various "best business practices" for defense inventory management. [Included in FY98 Defense Authorization; Public Law 105-85, signed November 18, 1997]

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Millennium Computer Act of 1997

(H.R.1177, 105th Congress) Legislation  to require the head of each Federal agency to ensure that computer systems of the agency are capable of performing their functions after December 31, 1999.  [Included in FY98 Treasury-Postal Appropriations Report; Public Law 105-61, signed October 10, 1997]

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CPI Resolution

(H.Res.92, 105th Congress) A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Bureau of Labor Statistics alone should make any adjustments, if any are needed, to the methodology used to determine the Consumer Price Index.  [Included in 1997 Balanced Budget Agreement and adopted in H.R.2015; Public Law 105-33, signed August 5, 1997]

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Breast Cancer Early Detection Act of 1997

(H.R.418, 105th Congress) A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of an annual screening mammography under part B of the Medicare program for women age 65 or Older.  [Included in 1997 Balanced Budget Agreement and adopted in H.R.2015; Public Law 105-33, signed August 5, 1997]

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War Crimes Disclosure Act 

(H.R.4955, 104th Congress) A bill to encourage disclosure, under the Freedom of Information Act, regarding certain individuals who participated in Nazi war crimes during the period in which the United States was involved in World War II.  [A version of H.R.4955 became Public Law 104-309, signed October 19, 1996]

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E-FOIA bill 

(H.R.3885, 104th Congress) A bill to amend the Freedom of Information Act, to provide for greater efficiency in providing public access to information and to provide for public access to information in an electronic format. [Public Law 104-231, signed October 2, 1996]

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Child Support Enforcement Improvements Act of 1996 

(H.R.3362, 104th Congress) A bill to increase access of State child support enforcement agencies to certain financial information of noncustodial parents, and to encourage States to improve their enforcement of child support obligations.  [adopted in H.R.3734; Public Law 104-193, signed August 22, 1996]

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Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1995

(H.R.2234, 104th Congress, Horn/Maloney) A bill to reduce delinquencies and to improve debt-collection activities government-wide, saving the federal government $10 billion dollars over 5 years. [Public Law 104-134, signed April 26, 1996]

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Civilian Agency Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act 

(H.R.1770, 104th Congress) Legislation to amend the Office of Federal Procurement Act to improve the acquisition workforce of civilian Federal agencies.  [Included in FY96 Department of Defense Authorization; Public Law 104-106, signed February 10, 1996]

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Self Financing Civilian Marksmanship Program Act of 1996 

(H.R.3466, 104th Congress) Legislation to eliminate taxpayer subsidies for recreational shooting programs, and to prevent the transfer of federally owned weapons, ammunition, funds, and other property to a private Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety.  [Included in FY96 Department of Defense Authorization; Public Law 104-106, signed February 10, 1996]

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Interstate Bank Consolidation Act of 1993 

(H.R.3129, 103rd Congress) A bill to allow interstate banking through acquisitions of existing banks, and for other purposes. [adopted in H.R.3841; Public Law 103-328, signed September 29, 1994]

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Arab Boycott Arms Sales Prohibition Act 

(H.R.1407, 103rd Congress) A bill to prohibit government-to-government and commercial arms sales to any country that is participating in or cooperating with the boycott of Israel by Arab countries.  [a version of H.R.1407 was adopted in H.R.2295; Public Law 103-87, signed September 30, 1993]