Press Releases

Dec 13, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - 38 Members of Congress, led by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), are hoping for a break in the White House silence on birth control and today have again asked President Bush whether or not he supports birth control (view PDF document). Since White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan first refused to answer a reporter’s question about the president’s support for birth control on May 26, Members of Congress have sent now four letters to President Bush asking for his position.
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Dec 13, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In the wake of the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes, which have caused an estimated $60 billion in insured losses, it has become clear that the insurance system for catastrophic natural disasters may need reinforcement. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) today introduced legislation that would create a federal reinsurance coverage program that would go into effect when losses top $50 billion in order to make sure that the insurance industry could sustain truly catastrophic events.
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Dec 8, 2005 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - On Friday, December 2nd, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) honored acclaimed musician and musicologist Alicia Zizzo at Steinway Hall. Henry Z. Steinway, the former Chairman of Steinway & Sons, joined Maloney and Zizzo at the event.
Dec 8, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the National Women’s Law Center held a press conference to discuss its opposition to the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito for the U.S. Supreme Court. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) joined NWLC and made the following statement:
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Dec 8, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Charlie Melancon (D-LA) introduced the Mortgage and Rental Assistance Reauthorization Act to give victims of Hurricane Katrina the same housing aid awarded to New Yorkers in the aftermath of 9/11.
Dec 6, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Government Reform Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census held a hearing on a constitutional amendment to remove non-citizen residents from the Census count. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) acted as the ranking Democrat and made the following statement in opposition to the amendment:

“Thank you Mr. Chairman. I appreciate your fairness in handling this hearing, and I always enjoy working with you. I wish Census Director Kincannon could have been here to discuss this proposed change to the way his agency does business.

Dec 5, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Peter King (R-NY) and 20 of their colleagues recently sent a letter to members of a House-Senate conference committee, urging the conferees to extend federal military retirement credit to National Guard soldiers who responded to the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Dec 5, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CT), co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission Caucus, reacted to the release of the Commission's final report, which warned that Congress and the administration have yet to fully implement the necessary changes to make America as safe as it can be.
Nov 30, 2005 Press Release
QUEENS, NY - Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney toured the Queens portion of the East Side Access project with top Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) engineers and officials. MTA Capital Construction President Mysore Nagaraja and East Side Access Project Manager Dilip Patel updated Maloney on the progress of the project, which had two major victories this month: on November 8th, New York voters passed the Transportation Bond Act, which included $450 million for the project; additionally, on November 19th, Congresswoman Maloney and her colleagues secured $340 million for East Side Access in the federal FY 2006 Transportation Appropriations Bill.
Nov 23, 2005 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney applauded the November 19th House and Senate passage of the federal FY 2006 Transportation Appropriations Bill, which included $340 million for East Side Access, $800,000 for the redevelopment of Queens Plaza, $150,000 towards a new senior center for Sunnyside Community Services and $150,000 to expand the Museum of the Moving Image.

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