Press Releases

Mar 15, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - American women still do not constitutionally have equal rights under the law, even though the U.S. ensured equal rights for women in the Afghan constitution. Polls have shown that most Americans support equal rights, but they think they are already guaranteed in our Constitution. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), John Dingell (MI-15) and Rob Andrews (NJ-1) were joined by leading women’s groups at a press conference today as they re-introduced the bipartisan ERA.
Mar 15, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The Civil Liberties Board that oversees all federal intelligence and security agencies has been made powerless, according to a 9/11 Commission member, the ACLU and Members of Congress. They stood together on Capitol Hill today as Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the board, which was envisioned by the 9/11 Commission and created in last year’s landmark intelligence reform bill.
Mar 14, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, as the House of Representatives considered legislation to repeal taxation on recovery aid for natural disaster victims, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) called on House leaders to provide the same tax repeal to recipients of 9/11 recovery grants who were wrongly taxed.
Mar 14, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The investigation into the U.S. government’s close relationship with Nazis after World War II will be fully completed, it appears. The working group in charge of receiving and disseminating formerly classified information on the topic has been given an extension to finish its work. The House of Representatives today approved the extension (H.R. 842), proposed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), a few weeks after it passed the Senate (S. 384) - the bill is now on its way to the president’s desk.
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Mar 13, 2005 Press Release
 NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) and Ruth Abram, founder and President of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, announced $121,250 in federal funds for the Museum’s An Irish Family in America project - a living history exhibit exploring the Irish immigrant experience to the United States.
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Mar 10, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens) hailed the inclusion of the Second Avenue Subway and East Side Access projects in H.R. 3, the Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (TEA-LU), which was approved today by the House of Representatives. Now that TEA-LU has passed in the House, it will be considered by the Senate. Once the bill becomes law, the two major New York City infrastructure improvements would receive federal funds “for final design and construction for fiscal years 2004 through 2009."
Mar 10, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - When the Department of Justice recently released the first ever National Protocol for the treatment of rape victims, it omitted even a mention of giving victims the option of emergency contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancies. To remedy that glaring error, Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chris Shays (R-CT), Diane E. Watson (D-CA) and James R. Langevin (D-RI) introduced the “Best Help for Rape Victims Act” (H.R. 1214).
Mar 9, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Music legend Carole King joined Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today to announce the introduction of the bipartisan Rockies Prosperity Act, formerly the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act, which seeks to save taxpayers money and create jobs while maintaining the integrity of uniquely valuable American lands.
Mar 9, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) and eight of her colleagues introduced the Hate Crimes Statistics Improvement Act, which will ensure that hate crimes motivated by gender are accounted for by the FBI and local law enforcement agencies. With accurate data, local communities can identify gender-based hate crimes in their area and chart their progress toward eliminating them. The inclusion of gender will send a strong message that gender-based hate crimes will not be tolerated.
Mar 4, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - 262,000 jobs were created in February, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.4 percent, according to statistics released this morning by the Department of Labor. February marked one of the few months during the Bush administration in which job gains have been strong - there have been only five months in which the economy grew by more than 250,000 jobs in the past four years.
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