"After months of effort by 9/11 family members, we learned today that authorities finally incorporated historic artifacts from Ground Zero into the World Trade Center memorial and are finally taking steps to preserve the actual site. This is a very positive development for the family members and for the entire country, because this memorial will be one of our nation's most revered sites and now, it will reflect more authentically the terrible events of 9/11 for all to remember.
WASHINGTON, DC - The New York Times reported today that a classified Administration report of a national terrorism preparedness drill conducted earlier this year revealed serious gaps in response on both the federal and local levels. Among the problems based on the response in Chicago and Seattle - the drill's staging grounds - were poor communications, poor prediction of radiological residue and public health equipment and facility shortages. In response to the report, House Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) issued the following statement.
NEW YORK, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Roosevelt Island, Manhattan and Queens) joined Hank Carter, President and Founder of Wheelchair Charities, at a ceremony donating wheelchairs to patients of Coler-Goldwater Hospital. Wheelchair Charities raises over $1 million annually to provide wheelchairs, equipment and other amenities to disabled patients at Coler-Goldwater Hospital. At today’s ceremony, dozens of people were given new wheelchairs, and hospital administrators demonstrated some of the sophisticated diagnostic, rehabilitative and communications equipment purchased by Wheelchair Charities and donated to the hospital.
NEW YORK, NY - In strong opposition to the Republican leadership's plan to stay on a Norwegian luxury liner during the Republican National Convention next summer, instead of using New York City's hotels and restaurants, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) joined with Joseph Spinnato, President, and Lester Deptula, Chairman, of the Hotel Association of New York City, Peter Ward, President of the New York Hotel Trades Council, and New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Bing (Manhattan) to urge Republican convention planners to reverse coarse.