Press Releases

Jul 27, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and William Lacy Clay (D-MO) have introduced legislation (HR 4969) to protect the objectivity of scientific data. The bill would require the annual poverty estimate and the National Assessment of Educational Progress to be subject to certain guidelines on the release of the information to the public. Maloney and Clay drafted the legislation because of concerns with the politicization of data by the Bush Administration on important issues ranging from worker safety to emergency contraceptives.
Jul 25, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CN), along with a bipartisan group of House members and the Family Steering Committee, are promoting quick implementation of Thursday’s 9-11 Commission Report.

Jul 22, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan group of Members of Congress, led by Reps. Chris Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), today called on Congressional leaders to begin hearings on the 9/11 Commission report this year, before the 9/11 anniversary. The Members wrote House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asking them to take immediate action once the House is back in session in September (Text of the letter attached below).

Jul 21, 2004 Press Release

Bill targets Republican leadership ignoring rules on floor votes, calling the cops on fellow Members, unethical redistricting, among other actions

WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to ensure that the American people are fully in control of Congress - the people’s house - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) today introduced the “Restoring Democracy to the U.S. Congress Act of 2004.” This legislation would enact ten specific changes to House and Senate rules. These ten provisions directly relate to abuses under Republican control of the U.S. Congress that have shut down open debate in Washington and prevented accurate representation of the American people.

Jul 20, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The House today voted to pass H.R. 3475, the so-called “Stock Options Accounting Reform Act,” and defeated an amendment by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) that would have preserved the long-standing authority of the Securities and Exchange Commission to set accounting standards when it determines that it is necessary “for the protection of investors or in the public interest.” Maloney said the following:

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Jul 19, 2004 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - At a special ceremony today with a military honor guard, close friends and family, Michel Thomas was awarded the prestigious Silver Star by United States Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) for his selfless and heroic service in the European Theater of Operations in World War II.
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Jul 16, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the State Department announced that President Bush has once again stopped the United States from contributing to UNFPA (the United Nation’s Population Fund).
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Jul 15, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) and Nita Lowey (NY-18) have introduced a Congressional resolution that would honor former President William Jefferson Clinton on the occasion of his 58th birthday celebration next month. The House has a tradition of honoring past presidents - former Presidents Ronald W. Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and, just this week, Gerald R. Ford have been honored by the 108th Congress on their birthdays.

Jul 13, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - In the wake of sharp criticism of the Food and Drug Administration for letting politics trump science in the decision to deny over-the-counter status for the Plan B® contraceptive, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and Henry Waxman (CA-30) have successfully attached an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill (HR 4766) today that would require the FDA to do the job it is supposed to be doing - determining what is safe and effective contraception, not what is politically expedient (PDF of amendment). There is overwhelming sentiment that the FDA did not do its job in the case of their decision on emergency contraception by ignoring its own scientific panel, which voted 23-4 in favor of over-the-counter status.

Jul 12, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Eighty New York hospitals stand to lose approximately $65 million in FY05 and $700 million over the next 10 years in Medicare reimbursements because three New Jersey counties with much lower average hourly wages have been unnecessarily added onto the current New York metropolitan statistical area (MSA), say a united group of New York Members of Congress. In a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Mark McClellan, Reps. Charles Rangel (Harlem), Peter King (Seaford), Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan and Queens) and the entire New York delegation urge McClellan to reverse his decision to expand the New York MSA and instead maintain the current boundaries for the purposes of the Medicare program (PDF of letter).

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