WASHINGTON, DC - The United States cast the lone “no” vote as health policy leaders from Latin American and Carribean countries overwhelmingly decided to reaffirm support for the U.N.’s Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) today in Santiago, Chile. This action of disapproval for the so-called Cairo Consensus - the international community’s approach to family planning adopted by 179 countries - came as Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and a dozen other Members of Congress sent a letter of concern to Secretary of State Colin Powell about the Bush Administration’s disdain for the Cairo Consensus. It also comes two days after International Women’s Day.
NEW YORK,NY - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) met with a visiting delegation of Iraqi women leaders at the United Nations on the day the historic Transitional Administrative Law (TAL) was signed.
WASHINGTON, DC - -- Delaware Congressman Mike Castle, the creator of the widely popular 50-state quarter program, and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Ranking Member of the Domestic and International Monetary Policy Subcommittee, today introduced legislation to redesign the circulating Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin with a design-changing series, honoring four U.S. Presidents each year on the front and putting the Statue of Liberty on the coin’s reverse.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Mark Green (R-WI) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) were joined by thirty of their colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Frist and Minority Leader Daschle asking them to schedule H.R. 3214, the “Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology Act of 2003,” for a vote in the Senate as soon as possible (http://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/olddocs/DebbieSmith/030904DebbieSmithSenate.pdf). The legislation, which will bring long overdue justice to rape victims and their families, passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly on November 5, 2003, by a vote of 357-67 and was endorsed by a bipartisan group of Senators in an introductory press conference in the fall.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Labor Department’s monthly employment report stated that non-farm payrolls grew a meager 21,000 in February. Growth of approximately 125,000 jobs is required just to keep up with the monthly growth of the labor force. The Labor Department further revised downward non-farm payroll growth for January from 112,000 to 97,000 and December from 16,000 to 8,000.
WASHINGTON, DC - 10 Members of Congress representing New York today wrote President Bush, imploring him to begin to fully cooperate with the commission investigating the 9/11 attacks. Today's New York Times reported that the commission has rejected the White House's restrictions on interviewing President Bush and Vice President Cheney ("9/11 Panel Rejects White House Limits on Interviews," by Philip Shenon). This is the latest in a long string of news reports about the White House not cooperating with the commission.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker Dennis Hastert has reversed course and agreed to accept a 60-day extension to the independent commission investigating the 9/11 attacks, which still falls short of the September deadline that would be optimal for a final report. The bipartisan commission, plagued by a lack of documentation and cooperation from the White House, has publicly clamored for more time to do a thorough job. Still, Hastert said earlier this week that he would block any extension effort and that he wanted a report "as quickly as possible."