WASHINGTON, DC – Today on Capitol Hill, leaders from the political community, the medical community and the fashion industry joined together to renew their call for a better warning about the severe health risks of tanning beds. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Dr. Marta Van Beek of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Kate White, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, spoke out in support of the TAN Act (H.R. 4767), which was introduced earlier this year by Maloney and Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) and would direct the Food and Drug Administration to re-examine the warning label on tanning beds in order to effectively communicate the risk of skin cancer. Emily Konesky, a 19-year-old skin cancer victim from Buffalo who frequently used tanning beds, joined them to talk about the severe consequences of tanning bed use.
WASHINGTON, DC – New bipartisan legislation to reform the review process for foreign investment in the United States aims to strengthen security safeguards while preserving the economy. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology, has joined with House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), Minority Chief Deputy Whip Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and subcommittee Chair Deborah Pryce (R-OH) to introduce legislation to reform the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process (H.R. 5337). The need to reform the process became obvious earlier this year when a deal that sold commercial operations of a number of key U.S. ports to a company owned by the Dubai government was made without a serious investigation or notification by the CFIUS.
WASHINGTON, DC - In a major boost to legislation that would bolster awareness about the Holocaust in the United States, Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-NY) Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Education Act (H.R. 4604) has been introduced in the Senate (S. 2651) by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The Wiesenthal Act would establish federal grants – $2 million a year for five years – for educational institutions to teach about the Holocaust and its larger lessons. Many Holocaust education programs are currently struggling for resources.
WASHINGTON, DC – The sale of an American voting machine company to a firm with possible ties to the Venezuelan government has already drawn questions surrounding a recent Chicago city election and now is the focus of a congressional inquiry. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) has asked Treasury Secretary John Snow whether or not the sale of California-based Sequoia to Smartmatic, a company with possible ties to the Venezuelan government, was reviewed by the Department of Treasury or vetted in the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) process (read the letter to Secretary Snow).
NEW YORK, NY -- Reps. Vito Fossella (R-NY), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) today hosted Dr. John Howard, the federal government's 9/11 Health Coordinator, for a briefing on the federal response to the health impacts of the 9/11 attacks.
WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to end economic discrimination against women, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today marked Equal Pay Day, a day that indicates just how far into each year a woman must work to earn as much as a man earned in the previous year. Despite narrowing over time, the gender gap in earnings persists so that, on average, a woman still makes only about 77 cents for each dollar earned by a man, according to a background analysis by the Joint Economic Committee Democrats.