Press Releases

Jan 26, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Queens, Manhattan), a founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, commended the Greek government today, with thirty three other U.S. Members of Congress, for advancing legislation establishing January 27 as a national remembrance day for Greek Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Jan 20, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Tonight, President George Bush delivered his annual State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. Following the speech, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who was in attendance, issued the following statement, advocating new, different proposals for job creation, health care and homeland security:
Jan 14, 2004 Press Release

"After months of effort by 9/11 family members, we learned today that authorities finally incorporated historic artifacts from Ground Zero into the World Trade Center memorial and are finally taking steps to preserve the actual site. This is a very positive development for the family members and for the entire country, because this memorial will be one of our nation's most revered sites and now, it will reflect more authentically the terrible events of 9/11 for all to remember.

Dec 19, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - The economic benefits of the Second Avenue subway, including thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity, would far outweigh initial construction costs and greatly improve the city's transit system, a group of elected officials, transit, business and labor leaders said today, led by State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Charles Rangel, Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, and Robert Yaro, President of the Regional Plan Association.
Dec 19, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The New York Times reported today that a classified Administration report of a national terrorism preparedness drill conducted earlier this year revealed serious gaps in response on both the federal and local levels. Among the problems based on the response in Chicago and Seattle - the drill's staging grounds - were poor communications, poor prediction of radiological residue and public health equipment and facility shortages. In response to the report, House Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) issued the following statement.

Dec 12, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Assemblyman Mike Gianaris, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, and Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. detailed why a proposal to use 9/11 Liberty Bonds to finance a widely opposed power plant in Queens was against federal law, against the spirit of September 11th recovery plans, and against the interests of Western Queens residents who have fought for years against the saturation of power plants in their neighborhoods.
Dec 11, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The president has asked the leaders of France, Germany and Russia to forgive their substantial Iraqi debts one day after the Department of Defense excluded those same countries from reconstruction contracts. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Ranking Member on the Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology Subcommittee and author of the Iraqi Freedom from Debt Act (H.R. 2482) reacted to the reports today:
Dec 8, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Bush staged an elaborate ceremony at Washington's Constitution Hall as he signed into law Medicare legislation passed late in November. The legislation will force Medicare to compete with private plans and creates a prescription drug benefit that does not cover approximately $3,000 of the first $5,000 in prescription costs. An Emory University study estimates that 215,000 retirees in the state of New York will lose their employer-sponsored drug coverage under the new plan. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan and Queens), a staunch opponent of the bill, issued the following statement:
Dec 3, 2003 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Roosevelt Island, Manhattan and Queens) joined Hank Carter, President and Founder of Wheelchair Charities, at a ceremony donating wheelchairs to patients of Coler-Goldwater Hospital. Wheelchair Charities raises over $1 million annually to provide wheelchairs, equipment and other amenities to disabled patients at Coler-Goldwater Hospital. At today’s ceremony, dozens of people were given new wheelchairs, and hospital administrators demonstrated some of the sophisticated diagnostic, rehabilitative and communications equipment purchased by Wheelchair Charities and donated to the hospital.

Dec 2, 2003 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - In strong opposition to the Republican leadership's plan to stay on a Norwegian luxury liner during the Republican National Convention next summer, instead of using New York City's hotels and restaurants, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) joined with Joseph Spinnato, President, and Lester Deptula, Chairman, of the Hotel Association of New York City, Peter Ward, President of the New York Hotel Trades Council, and New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Bing (Manhattan) to urge Republican convention planners to reverse coarse.