WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Census Bureau released its annual poverty and income statistics, which is breaking from tradition, since the numbers are released year-in and year-out at the National Press Club on a Tuesday or Thursday. 1.7 million more Americans fell into poverty in 2002. The poverty rate rose from 11.7% to 12.1%. Median household income declined 1.1%. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who criticized the Administration for moving the announcement of the statistics to Suitland, Maryland on a Friday - a low-profile time and place - said that the declining economic indicators are proof that the Administration purposely made the move.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: House Republican leaders today, blocked an effort by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-8) to reverse the wrongheaded decision by the IRS to tax 9/11 aid.