Press Releases

May 20, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - With members of the 9/11 Commission questioning the level of federal homeland security aid coming to New York City and the unfairness of overall homeland security funding formulas, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) - Chair of the Task Force on Homeland Security for the House Democratic Caucus - released the following evidence today in support of their accurate and serious concerns.

May 20, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - An amendment that would direct the Department of Defense (DoD) to eliminate its backlog of untested rape DNA collection kits and ensure that the armed forces have an ample supply of the kits was successfully attached to the National Defense Authorization Act (HR 4200) today by Rep. Carolyn Maloney. This action comes one week after DoD’s task force on military sexual assault released its final report, which was criticized for containing mostly vague recommendations. Numerous immediate actions that had been recommended in previous reports - such as making DNA kits widely available - were not included in last week’s report.

May 20, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - In a statement on the House floor on May 20, 2004 commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the Battle of Crete Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) said:

May 19, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), Chair of the Task Force on Homeland Security for House Democrats, in response to discussions on homeland security funding formulas during the 9/11 Commission hearings in New York today, said,

May 19, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Several hundred soldiers from the New York Army National Guard who responded to the World Trade Center site after the September 11th terrorist attacks are not receiving the military retirement benefits they deserve. Many of the soldiers who guarded Ground Zero after the attacks were not officially put on federal active duty; as a result, they did not receive federal military retirement credit for their more than 300 days of service. Other soldiers from the same unit were activated under federal duty to help secure the U.S. Military Academy, and have received the appropriate retirement credit. Clearly, all National Guard troops who served during this unprecedented national emergency deserve equal status.
May 17, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - A week after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to deny over-the-counter (OTC) status for the Plan B® contraceptive - the“Morning-After Pill” - Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Joseph Crowley (NY-07) and 15 colleagues introduced a bill in Congress today that would direct the FDA to revisit the decision (PDF of bill). Under the legislation, the FDA would review its decision and would have to affirm that the decision was not based on politics, was based on science and conformed to FDA precedent and procedures. The FDA has drawn heavy criticism for ignoring its own scientific advisory panel, which voted 23-4 to recommend OTC status.
May 16, 2004 Press Release
New York, NY- With clear evidence that the New York City Fire Department’s (FDNY) communications systems have been inadequate during recent major emergencies, Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) announced legislation today to require the U.S. Department of Homeland security to put an adequate system in place within a year of the legislation’s passage into law.
May 13, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Care for Victims of Sexual Assault task force released its final report on sexual assault in the military tonight (PDF of report). Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who has long pressed the military to combat sexual assault within its ranks, said that while she is pleased that the report has finally been released, its limited and vague recommendations are disappointing. She is also concerned that the report will not be followed by action, as has been the case many times in the past.
May 13, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Interagency Working Group (IWG) investigating Nazi war crimes released its report, U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), the author of the law that created the IWG, spoke at today’s event at the National Archives. Maloney led the House of Representatives effort to ensure that the IWG was given enough time fulfill its charter and finish its work to prepare a comprehensive, historically-accurate report on the United States’s knowledge of Nazi and Japanese war criminals. The IWG was to sunset in March 2004 – before it could thoroughly complete its work – but, Maloney worked with Senators Mike DeWine (R-OH) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) to attach language extending it for one more year to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2673).
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May 13, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - To lead the federal government’s effort to combat often-overlooked women’s health issues, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH) and 35 of their colleagues have introduced the “Women’s Health Office Act of 2004.” The bill would make permanent women’s health offices within five federal agencies - the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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