Press Releases

May 18, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – At a time when oil and gas values are up and oil and gas companies are making record profits, Congress took action today that will help states and tribes ensure that royalties owed on resources taken from their lands are paid in full. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and George Miller (D-CA) successfully amended the Interior Appropriations bill (H.R. 5386) to increase by  $1 million the funds available for states and tribes to conduct auditing. Data has shown that for every $1 dollar spent auditing the royalties program, $5 in money that is owed to governments or tribes is returned to them.
May 17, 2006 Press Release

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.

May 16, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – In the hopes of finally getting an answer, 43 Members of Congress today are asking President Bush for the fifth time if he opposes access to birth control (pdf of letter). Today marks the 308th day of silence since Members of Congress, led by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), first asked President Bush if he opposed access to birth control. The question was also posed several times to former White House spokesman Scott McClellan during press briefings, but he never gave a direct answer.
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May 10, 2006 Press Release

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.

May 5, 2006 Press Release

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.

May 5, 2006 Press Release

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).

Apr 27, 2006 Press Release

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.

Apr 25, 2006 Press Release

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.

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Apr 25, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) introduced the Afghan Women Empowerment Act of 2006. The Act, which was also introduced in the Senate by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), would provide federal funding to Afghan women and girls for medical care, education, vocational training, protection from violence, legal assistance, and civil participation. 

 

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Apr 18, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved Final Design for the Second Avenue Subway, a major step forward for the project. During Final Design, final drawings, technical specifications, and contract documents necessary to obtain construction bids are prepared. Perhaps most significant, during Final Design the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be negotiating a full funding grant agreement with the FTA which will ensure the infusion of substantial federal dollars into the construction of the Second Avenue Subway.

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