WASHINGTON, DC - $2.3 billion. That is the overall cut for first responders in the President's budget proposal, as officially pinpointed in a Congressional Research Service (CRS) memo (http://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/olddocs/Homeland/FirstResponderFundingFY05Budget.pdf). The information was requested by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Chair of the House Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security. News of the huge cut comes despite the Administration touting a nearly 10% increase for overall homeland spending.
QUEENS, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) will be announcing today a $150,000 federal appropriation for LaGuardia Community College to assist in the development of the college's business incubator program designed to accelerate the growth of fledgling design and production firms in western Queens.
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a senior member of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement on the announcement that only 112,000 payroll jobs were created in January.
WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan bill that would allow the commission investigating the 9/11 attacks to complete its report on its own timetable was introduced today in the House of Representatives. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who represents large parts of Manhattan and Queens and had hundreds of constituents killed on 9/11, has co-sponsored the legislation introduced by Rep. Vito Fossella (NY-15) and spoke today at a press conference. The White House today announced that it would grant the commission an additional 60 days, news that was met with skepticism by Maloney.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Darlene Hooley (OR-05) and 41 other Members of Congress sent a letter to President Bush (Download Related PDF), urging the Administration to curtail a brewing women's rights crisis in Iraq before the United States's direct influence in that country expires. The Iraqi Governing Council, prodded by Shiite members, recently decided to cancel certain women's protection laws and place them under the jurisdiction of Islamic "Sharia" law - a code that strips women of many basic human rights. When the transfer to Iraqi sovereignty is completed on June 30 of this year, not only will this change to Sharia law take effect, but the United States will no longer have direct influence to change it.