Press Releases

Jun 20, 2005 Press Release
 QUEENS, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) announced $72,750 in federal funds for the Queens Borough Library to aid in building a new, free-standing library serving the new Queens West community and the under-served Hunters Point neighborhood.
Jun 17, 2005 Press Release
 NEW YORK, NY - After a helicopter crashed this afternoon in the East River just blocks south of the United Nations, the second in four days in the waters off Manhattan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) is calling for greater scrutiny of helicopter traffic over New York City.
Jun 16, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, five 9/11 responders - representing countless other Ground Zero workers with similar health and job loss experiences - traveled to Washington to urge the President and Congress to withdraw a plan to take back $125 million in 9/11 aid meant to help injured 9/11 workers with injury-related expenses. A summary of each of these responders' service at Ground Zero, the injuries they suffered, and their experiences seeking assistance, is available at:
Jun 16, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - A bold attempt on the House floor to rescue the U.S.’s contribution to the world’s leading family planning and maternal health organization was defeated today 233-192. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Christopher Shays (R-CT), Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Steve Israel (D-NY) offered an amendment to the Science, State, Justice and Commerce Appropriations bill that would have prevented the State Department from blocking funding to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. This would have essentially guaranteed that the U.S.’s contribution would be sent.
Jun 9, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The president’s proposal to take back $125 million in 9/11 funds meant for responders, recovery workers and victims became concrete today. A House Appropriations Subcommittee deleted the $125 million from the 9/11 funds in the Labor-HHS Appropriations bill it marked up today. The money is part of the $21.4 billion 9/11 recovery package promised by the president in a Rose Garden press conference.
Jun 9, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - To end the blockade on U.S. funding that would help save women's lives around the world, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), co-sponsors Rep. Joseph Crowley (NY-7) and Rep. Bobby Rush (IL-1), along with 10 other Members of Congress, have reintroduced legislation, the “Repairing Young Women’s Lives Around the World Act.” It would mandate $34 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) strictly to prevent, treat and renew the hopes of women suffering from obstetric fistula, a horrific and debilitating condition found predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and the Arab States.
Jun 7, 2005 Press Release

 Reps. Maloney, Shays, Wasserman Schultz and Crowley have introduced legislation to guarantee all legal prescriptions are filled.

 WASHINGTON, DC - On the 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision that affirmed that the Constitution protects a privacy right to use birth control, Members of Congress and leading organizations stood together to celebrate the anniversary and to warn about new efforts to undermine this right. Griswold v. Connecticut may be 40 years old today, but the issues it resolved have risen anew in 21st century America.

Jun 3, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Maloney and eleven of her colleagues recently sent a letter to the Appropriations Committee to stop deep cuts to the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO Programs (Upward Bound, Math and Science Upward Bound and Talent Search). If these cuts are approved, the state of New York would lose over $18 million and 50 programs serving over 19,000 young New Yorkers. The President’s FY2006 budget includes a cut of $456 million nationwide for this program. (List of the institutions that host these programs in New York State)
Jun 2, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - This week, 23 Members of the New York Congressional delegation urged President Bush to withdraw a proposal in his Fiscal Year 2006 budget that would rescind $125 million in federal funds designated for 9/11 workers compensation and job retraining aid.
May 31, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, eight New York Members of Congress urged James Nicholson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to keep the Manhattan VA Hospital open and to make access to health care services for New York veterans easier.