Press Releases

Aug 5, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Railroad companies that carried Holocaust victims to Nazi Germany's concentration camps would be subject to trial in the United States under new, bipartisan legislation (H.R. 2954) proposed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). The bill would affect French railroad companies, which took more than 75,000 Jews from France to concentration camps during World War II.
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Jul 31, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - One day after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reversed course to quell a controversy over its plan to remove air marshals from some flight to save on hotel costs, press reports today indicate that DHS will go forward with plans to cut air marshal training to save money. Concerned about what she calls the "shell game" the agency is playing with funding, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Chair of the Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security, urged Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to make public all plans for homeland security program cutbacks in a letter sent today.
Jul 29, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Promoting healthy families and ensuring the rights of new mothers, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) introduced H.R. 2790, the Breastfeeding Promotion Act, on July 18, 2003, with twelve bipartisan original cosponsors. Her legislation amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding by new mothers, provides for a performance standard for breast pumps, and provides tax incentives to encourage breastfeeding.
Jul 28, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) released a new report about the impact and value of Head Start programs for the East Side of Manhattan and Western Queens. In conjunction with the release, Rep. Maloney joined with many of her Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives last week in speaking out against H.R. 2210, a bill proposing dramatic and needless changes to the early childhood Head Start program.
Jul 28, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Members of Congress have begun distributing an unprecedented survey to elected officials and front-line homeland security workers in their districts to determine the level of terrorism preparedness in municipalities throughout the country. The Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security has stated that America's hometowns need standards of preparedness, and this survey will help develop those standards. The nationwide effort is the first Congressional survey of local security needs.
Jul 25, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - New York's Second Avenue subway got another major endorsement this year from the full Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives yesterday with the inclusion of $3 million for the project in the appropriations bill that passed the full committee. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), the prime sponsor of the project in the House called decision "a major development for the much needed subway."
Jul 25, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The House Financial Services Committee adopted an amendment authored by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) requiring new consumer protection disclosures on credit card solicitations last night during the mark up of H.R. 2622, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act).

Jul 24, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Concerned that the state of New York may have mismanaged $156 million in federal funds that were meant to provide mental health treatment to victims of September 11th, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), along with eight other New York members of Congress, has urged Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge to conduct a full inquiry into the mater.

Jul 24, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Drawing from important lessons learned by New York City as it recovers from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), together with Reps. Michael McNulty (NY-21), Jose Serrano (NY-16), and Ed Towns (NY-10), today introduced legislation that would open up more avenues of federal disaster relief to jurisdictions struck by terrorism. The "Community Protection and Response Act" would make recovery aid more accessibly by designating terrorist attacks, or "Homeland Security Events", as major disasters. In a sad irony, the Government Reform Committee unanimously approved this legislation during the development of the historic bill to create the Department of Homeland Security (H.R. 5005) last year, but it was stripped from the bill last year by the Republican leadership behind closed doors.

Jul 24, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - An amendment passed today by the House of Representatives will increase the pressure on parents who take their children out of the United States and keep them their against their will and the will of their relatives in America. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), joined with Reps. Doug Ose (CA-03), Dan Burton (IN-05) and Nick Lampson (TX-09) to offer the amendment on international child abduction, which passed unanimously, 424-0.

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