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Feb 12, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - $2.3 billion. That is the overall cut for first responders in the President's budget proposal, as officially pinpointed in a Congressional Research Service (CRS) memo (http://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/olddocs/Homeland/FirstResponderFundingFY05Budget.pdf). The information was requested by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Chair of the House Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security. News of the huge cut comes despite the Administration touting a nearly 10% increase for overall homeland spending.

Feb 10, 2004 Press Release

QUEENS, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) will be announcing today a $150,000 federal appropriation for LaGuardia Community College to assist in the development of the college's business incubator program designed to accelerate the growth of fledgling design and production firms in western Queens.

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Feb 9, 2004 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - A dynamic group of female leaders gathered yesterday, to pay homage to the foremothers of the women’s movement, analyzing past lessons, as well as current and future strategies for advancing the cause of women’s equality. The forum was hosted by the Museum of the City of New York and included the following participants: Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, NYC Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, NYS Senator Olga Mendez, former U.S. Representative, Brooklyn D.A., and NYC Comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman, historian Coline Jenkins-Sahlin (a descendant of suffrage leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Harriet Stanton Blatch), Mary Hawkesworth of the Center for the American Woman and Politics at Rutgers University, and Museum of the City of New York Deputy Director Sarah Henry. Speakers marked advances for women in American political life, discussed their own pioneering experiences, and analyzed current challenges and opportunities for women interested in elected office. The event coincided with the approaching February 15 birthday of Susan B. Anthony.
Feb 9, 2004 Press Release
New York, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) today announced that the U.S. Congress had approved $750,000 in federal funding that she had requested for The Doe Fund's Ready Willing & Able program, which provides formerly homeless people with rehabilitative services, work opportunities, shelter, and other support services that help reintegrate them into mainstream society. The appropriation was included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill passed by the House in late 2003, but recently approved also by the Senate and signed by the President. She was joined in announcing the funds by George McDonald, President of the Doe Fund; Nancy Ploeger, President, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Doe Fund Employees; Mallory Spain, President, 86th Street Merchant and Resident's Association; and Gregg Solomon, of the 86th Street Merchants/Residents Association and the Municipal Art Society Urbanist Chairperson.
Feb 6, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), a senior member of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement on the announcement that only 112,000 payroll jobs were created in January.

Feb 4, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan bill that would allow the commission investigating the 9/11 attacks to complete its report on its own timetable was introduced today in the House of Representatives. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who represents large parts of Manhattan and Queens and had hundreds of constituents killed on 9/11, has co-sponsored the legislation introduced by Rep. Vito Fossella (NY-15) and spoke today at a press conference. The White House today announced that it would grant the commission an additional 60 days, news that was met with skepticism by Maloney.

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Feb 3, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) welcomed today's announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation that it had recommended to Congress the allocation of significant federal funding for two important New York transit projects: the Long Island Rail Road East Side Access project, which includes a stop in Sunnyside, Queens, and New York City's Second Avenue subway project.
Feb 3, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3724, bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps. Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) that allows increased FHA mortgage insurance for multifamily housing projects that include environmental improvements including solar energy systems or residential energy conservation measures.
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Feb 2, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Three days after Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and 20 of her colleagues formally urged the President to at least double the "high-threat" money for cities at risk for terrorism, it seems that their request may have been granted; however, first responders across the country are facing overall cuts.
Feb 2, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Darlene Hooley (OR-05) and 41 other Members of Congress sent a letter to President Bush (Download Related PDF), urging the Administration to curtail a brewing women's rights crisis in Iraq before the United States's direct influence in that country expires. The Iraqi Governing Council, prodded by Shiite members, recently decided to cancel certain women's protection laws and place them under the jurisdiction of Islamic "Sharia" law - a code that strips women of many basic human rights. When the transfer to Iraqi sovereignty is completed on June 30 of this year, not only will this change to Sharia law take effect, but the United States will no longer have direct influence to change it.

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