Press Releases

Jan 31, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As the 9/11 health crisis worsens, an ailing 9/11 hero is in Washington to watch the State of the Union in person - and to deliver a message of need. Marvin Bethea, a paramedic who was buried when responding to the 9/11 attacks and has since suffered serious health effects, will sit in the visitors gallery as the guest of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) when President Bush addresses Congress and the nation. He will be there to represent the thousands of sick and injured 9/11 responders.
Jan 30, 2006 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - On Saturday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan) discussed upcoming improvements to Queens's transportation infrastructure at a town hall meeting at the HANAC Senior Center, highlighting three projects that will benefit her constituents: East Side Access, the Queens Plaza Roadway Rebuilding Project and the Queens Seawall. She was joined by Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Councilman Eric Gioia who expressed the need for continued investment in Queens infrastructure. Joseph Petrocelli and Audrey Heffernan of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority made a Powerpoint presentation on East Side Access.  Penny Lee of the New York City Department of City Planning discussed the Queens Plaza Roadway Rebuilding Project. Jennifer Kao of the New York City Parks Department made a presentation on the Queens Gateway Park .
Jan 30, 2006 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - On Saturday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) discussed progress in building the Second Avenue Subway and East Side Access at a town hall meeting held in Ruppert Community Room on the Upper East Side .  Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer , Assemblyman Jonathan Bing , Councilmembers Jessica Lappin and Dan Garodnick joined her in expressing support for the projects.  Joseph Petrocelli and Audrey Heffernan of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority presented a power point presentation on the Second Avenue Subway, and Christopher Jones of the Regional Plan Association discussed the importance of the two projects to the economic success of the region.
Jan 30, 2006 Press Release
QUEENS, NY - On Friday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan), Queens Borough President Helen Marshall , Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan , Assemblyman Darryl Towns , Councilman Eric Gioia and Reverend Mitchell Taylor joined representatives from the East River Development Alliance (ERDA), Freddie Mac, Chase Home Finance, Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Northern Queens, community leaders and local residents to announce the creation of the ERDA Homes Homeownership Initiative (HHI).
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Jan 25, 2006 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY14) today called for the appointment of a 9/11 Health Czar to coordinate the federal government's response to Ground Zero health impacts. The lawmakers were joined by sick and injured Ground Zero workers, health professionals and union leaders during a press conference at Ground Zero.
Jan 23, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The New York Times reported today that oil and gas companies shortchanged the government and American taxpayers last year by as much as $700 million in royalty payments due for extracting natural gas from public land. In response, high-ranking Members of Congress are demanding hearings on the matter.
Jan 19, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens ) joined her Democratic colleagues in unveiling a tough new plan to end the corrupt practices that have flourished under the Republican leadership of Congress.  House and Senate Democrats unveiled their "Honest Leadership, Open Government" plan at the Library of Congress, flanked by an audience of groups dedicated to protecting the public trust.
Jan 19, 2006 Press Release
QUEENS, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan ), Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Councilman Eric Gioia joined Pastor Mitchell Taylor, representatives of the East River Development Alliance, Queensbridge Tenants' Association President Nina Adams and scores of community members in a march to demand a bank for Queensbridge Houses.  Queensbridge is the largest public housing development in the nation, with more than 15,000 residents.  Although nearby businesses include a liquor store and a check cashing center, the nearest bank is approximately one mile from the development.
Jan 18, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In 2005, American workers took home smaller paychecks, when adjusted for inflation. Despite the workforce’s increasing productivity, real hourly wages declined, dipping 0.5 percent last year, according to statistics released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
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Jan 10, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The president today signed a landmark law to make the United States a leader in combating the worldwide affliction of sex trafficking (President's remarks). The law, approved by Congress in December, incorporates key provisions of the End Demand for Sex Trafficking Act (H.R. 2012), which was introduced by Reps. Deborah Pryce (R-OH) and Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens).

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