Press Releases

Oct 26, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, for the third time, White House spokesman Scott McClellan was directly asked if President Bush supports birth control, and for the third time, he could not give a direct answer (transcript below). A day after Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and 31 of her colleagues sent a letter to the president asking again if he opposes birth control, White House correspondent Les Kinsolving raised the question with McClellan. Kinsolving also has asked the question the two previous times.
Oct 23, 2005 Press Release
QUEENS, NY - In front of a shut-down fire station in Queens, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan demanded that crucial homeland security grants be distributed according to threat assessments, not politics. They were joined by Gerald J. Walsh, President, Dutch Kills Civic Association, Kurt Hill, Director of Outreach, People's Firehouse, Inc., and numerous community and civilian fire-safety advocates.
Oct 20, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Two weeks after the Congress disallowed the forgiveness of loans for cash-strapped Gulf Coast municipalities, there is new Congressional legislation that would reverse course and allow those loans to be forgiven. The Bush administration and Republican Congress’s hard-line stance in opposition to forgiving Gulf Coast loans is in stark contrast to their hard-line stance that the Iraqi reconstruction not be burdened with loans.
Oct 19, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Often-overlooked, military rape victims would get much-needed help from legislation reintroduced today in Congress. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) reintroduced the Preventing Sexual Assaults in the Military Act, which would authorize three years of funds 
Oct 18, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As the Associated Press and Washington Post reported today, an examination of former FEMA Director Michael Brown’s e-mails immediately after Hurricane Katrina shows many levels of confusion and inaction in the federal response to the catastrophe. This new information has reinforced demands for an independent commission, similar to the one created to investigate 9/11.
Oct 7, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and ten of her colleagues sent a letter to President Bush expressing their strong concerns about rights for Iraqi women under the draft Iraqi constitution and the need to address other challenges that Iraqi women currently are facing.
Oct 7, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Facing a dramatic loss of tax revenue, the City of New Orleans announced Tuesday that it was forced to layoff 3,000 city employees. Ironically, three years earlier, then-Majority Leader Dick Armey scuttled a provision in Congress that helped disaster-stricken communities recoup much of their lost tax revenue.
Oct 5, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of Congress are pushing for continued federal investment in educational opportunities for women. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and 23 colleagues are urging the House Appropriations Committee to follow the Senate’s lead by awarding $3,000,000 in funding for the Women’s Educational Equality Act (WEEA) – which provides practical resources such as training and materials to enable women to succeed in the educational system. In a letter sent today to Appropriations Chairman Jerry Lewis and Ranking Member David Obey, Maloney called for the committee’s continued support for the women’s education program (
Oct 4, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The long-awaited study evaluating options for the future of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Veterans Hospitals was made available to New Yorkers recently and the results were shocking: every option explored in the study was misleadingly found to have the same impact on veterans health care and access to care.
Sep 27, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) released the following statement today upon news of the passing of Judge Constance Baker Motley:

Our nation lost a leader of incomparable distinction this week with the passing of Judge Constance Baker Motley, the first African-American woman to serve in the federal judiciary and in the New York State Senate. Judge Motley was unparalleled in her commitment to civil rights and fearless in her work to advance justice and equality.