Press Releases

Apr 17, 2005 Press Release
 QUEENS, NY - Today, in the auditoriums of Long Island City High School in Queens and the Simon Baruch Middle School in Manhattan, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) spoke to almost 300 New Yorkers, detailing how the President’s scheme to privatize a large portion of Social Security funds would require major cuts in guaranteed benefits to Social Security participants, while at the same time requiring the federal government to borrow trillions of dollars just to fund the risky project. Maloney said the plan could leave seniors without security and would leave the country deeply in debt.
Apr 15, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - In January 2003, the White House scuttled a State Department project that was preparing for the aftermath of the war in Iraq. It remains unclear what the State Department had learned about the prospects for postwar Iraq and whether they were beginning to understand that the war’s aftermath would, in fact, be messy. With Iraq still in a highly volatile and insecure state, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) today officially asked Secretary of State Condolezza Rice to publically release all documents associated with the “Future of Iraq Project” (PDF of letter).
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Apr 15, 2005 Press Release
 QUEENS PLAZA - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Queens, Manhattan) presented an enlarged check for $10.6 million to Iris Weinshall, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation and to Amanda M. Burden, Director of the New York City Planning Department, to improve Queens Plaza’s transportation system in ways that reduce traffic pollution, clean the environment, and provide better bikeways and pedestrian paths for area residents.
Apr 14, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The House Republican pattern of dictatorial rule continued today when they vigorously fought the normally routine act of submitting material for the Congressional Record on the House floor. During debate on the Bankruptcy Bill (S. 256), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) spoke about her amendment that would have put child support payments ahead of credit card debt payments after individuals declare bankruptcy. She requested unanimous consent to submit for the record letters from bankruptcy professionals and women’s groups supporting her position.
Apr 14, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - During an outdoor rally today on Capitol Hill, United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other lawmakers and supporters introduced legislation to STOP pharmacies from denying the sale of physician prescribed prescription medications because of their employees religious beliefs.
Apr 12, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The Commerce Department announced today that the U.S. trade deficit in February hit $61 billion - the all-time record high for a single month. The previous record had been set in November. The increase in the price of oil and the demand for foreign oil were main reasons behind the $2.6 billion increase in imports in February. Exports remained essentially flat, despite administration predictions that the weak dollar would spur an increase in purchasing of cheaper American goods.
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Apr 6, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - As The Masters gets underway this week, there is action again on Capitol Hill to end tax breaks for business functions at clubs that discriminate, such as August National. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), along with Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-27), today reintroduced legislation that would prohibit businesses from taking tax deductions on business expenses related to discriminatory clubs. Maloney has fought side-by-side with Martha Burk, the Chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, to end discrimination at Augusta National and other similar clubs across the country.
Apr 5, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, three New York Members of Congress announced a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reviewing and evaluating recent estimates of the fiscal impacts of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and State economies. The GAO’s review re-confirms that the City and State still suffer as a result of 9/11, and there has been no federal aid to offset the loss of this tax revenue. Because 9/11 happened in New York, the City has lost between $2.5 and $2.9 billion in tax revenue, while the State has lost $2.9 billion, according to estimates reviewed by GAO.
Apr 3, 2005 Press Release
 People of all faiths and the world community share a deep sadness for the passing of His Holiness John Paul II.
Mar 30, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - After being ejected from a supposedly public Department of Justice hearing on medical treatment for rape victims last month, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) has asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to explain his agency’s actions. Specifically, Maloney wants to know why a Member of Congress’s concerns about DOJ’s first-ever national guidelines for treating rape victims were not allowed to air and whether DOJ conducts all of its public hearings in such a restrictive manner (http://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/olddocs/choice/033005Gonzales.pdf).
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