Press Releases

Jul 17, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Members of Congress representing the areas of the country most likely to be targeted for terrorist attacks today sent a letter to key members of the Bush administration requesting more federal funding to secure the country's largest centers of population, power and infrastructure. The letters urge Homeland Secretary Tom Ridge and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson to revise funding formulas that they largely control to focus more on high-risk areas. Ridge has said publicly that he supports a "significantly higher" amount high-threat grants and a revision of distribution formulas but has not submitted a proposal to Congress. The letters were written by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and Anthony Wiener (NY-9) and signed by 16 of their colleagues.
Jul 17, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) along with Reps. Gary Miller (R-CA), Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), Major Owens (D-NY), Edolphus Towns (D-NY), and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced the Contractor Accountability Act of 2003, which would improve Federal agency oversight of contracts with private companies and strengthen accountability of the government-wide debarment and suspension system. This legislation stems from a long commitment to increased disclosure in government contracts and a revised report and database of contractor irresponsibility by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) www.pogo.org. <http://www.pogo.org.>

Jul 17, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Debbie Smith, a rape survivor, testified before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security about the importance of DNA evidence in finding the man who brutally raped her.
Jul 15, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Long-oppressed and neglected, Afghan women got significant assistance toward gaining equality today when Rep. Carolyn Maloney's (NY-14) amendment to the State Department authorization bill (H.R. 1950) was inserted into the bill. The provision, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Tom Lantos (CA-) will set forth guidelines for Afghan women to gain involvement in the rebuilding of Afghanistan - an undertaking that will fundamentally shape the country's future. The measure will establish an Afghan Women's Fund at $22.5 million per year to provide the underserved women of Afghanistan with greater protection and educational, economic and health care opportunities.
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Jul 15, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives adopted the Smith Amendment to the State Department authorization bill, which will prevent the United States from contributing to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) made the following statement:

Jun 24, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - More resources and direction are needed from the federal government to secure America's hometowns, testified an unprecedented collection of local officials, first responders and experts involved in hometown security today on Capitol Hill. As Congress debated the Homeland Security appropriations bill, witnesses appearing at the Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security's public forum on hometown security clearly sent the message that Congress has placed too much of the burden of fighting terrorism on local governments.

Jun 24, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), Chair of the Task Force on Homeland Security for the Democratic Caucus, introduced an amendment to the 2004 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill today, in an effort to restore antiterrorism funding to America's high-threat cities.
Jun 23, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Representatives Tom Davis (R-VA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) welcomed business representatives from throughout New York City and the region to a unique forum today entitled "Doing Business with the Federal Government" held in Manhattan at Hunter College.
Jun 17, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Jim Leach (R-IA) announced the introduction of H.R. 2482, legislation requiring the Treasury Secretary to use influence the World Bank and IMF to cancel or radically reduce the approximately $150 million of debt Iraq owes to the institutions. The legislation also includes a sense of Congress asking the President to urge France, Russian and all other public and private creditors to relieve Iraq of its debts.
Jun 11, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Responding to news that the State of New York is restricting health care assistance to 9/11 volunteers who developed respiratory and other illnesses as a result of their heroic response to the terrorist attacks, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI), with six other members of Congress from New York, today urged immediate action by Governor Pataki to use the millions of dollars in federal funds already made available to the State of New York to help those volunteers who fell ill because of their response to the terrorist attacks.

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