Press Releases

Apr 14, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort break a deadlock with the Administration over international family planning funding and end the horrible problem of obstetric fistula, Rep. Maloney (NY-14), along with 10 Members of Congress, sent a letter today to President Bush urging him to fund United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) global campaign to end fistula and support HR 3810, Repairing Young Women’s Lives Around the World. (PDF of letter) The Members have struggled against the Administration over UNFPA since 2002, when the Bush Administration first withheld the United States’s contribution to the organization.
Apr 12, 2004 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) released the following statement today in response to news that FEMA had finally approved an insurance coverage plan for the City of New York and for the contractors involved with the Ground Zero response, for environmental claims that might arise related to the 9/11 response:
Apr 9, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In a statement on the House floor on April 9, 2004 expressing support for renewed efforts to find peaceful, just and lasting settlement to the Cyprus problem Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) said:
Apr 6, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Legislation that would end tax breaks for business functions at clubs that discriminate deserves more attention in Congress, says the bill’s sponsor as the Augusta National Golf Club prepares to hold The Masters this weekend. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who along with Reps. Brad Sherman (CA-27) and Louise Slaughter (NY-28) introduced the Ending Tax Breaks for Discrimination Act (HR 2418) last year, says that, before another Masters is played at a club that does not admit women, Congress should take action to prevent taxpayers from subsidizing the use of discriminatory clubs.
Apr 2, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Department of Labor released statistics showing that 308,000 jobs were created last month, the first significant month of job creation during the Bush Administration. Since President Bush took office, 1.8 million jobs have been lost. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), member of the Joint Economic Committee and ranking member on the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology, said the following:

Apr 1, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and five other New York Members of Congress sent a letter today to White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales to clarify his contact with Republican members of the September 11th Commission (Text of letter). It was reported in today’s Washington Post that Mr. Gonzales contacted at least one Republican members of the committee just before the commission heard the testimony of former White House counterterrorism chief Richard A. Clarke.
Apr 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Justice (DOJ) today released a report estimating that there are approximately 169,000 rape cases nationwide with possible DNA evidence that remains untested. The Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology Act (HR 3214) – which contains provisions of the Debbie Smith Act that would expedite testing of the rape evidence kits – has bipartisan support and passed the House easily late last year is currently stalled in the Senate.

Apr 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which treats embryos and fetuses as separate people when charging crimes against pregnant women, was signed into law by President Bush today. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who has been outspoken in her opposition to the legislation, reacted strongly to the new law. Since the Republican party took control of Congress in 1995, Maloney has kept a scorecard of anti-choice actions, which can be found at the following link:

Apr 1, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The bipartisan “Afghan Women Security and Freedom Act of 2004” (HR 4117), which would authorize $300 million each year from FY2005 through FY2007 for programs in Afghanistan that benefit women and girls, was introduced in Congress today by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Tom Davis (R-VA), and Corrine Brown (D-FL). A long-oppressed group, Afghan women gained their freedom when the tyrannical Taliban regime was removed, but they have been subject to serious cases of abuse, intimidation and discrimination in the unsettled post-war Afghanistan.

Mar 31, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - As a result of a failure by the President and Congressional leadership to extend unemployment benefits for the nation’s jobless, over 50,000 unemployed individuals in the New York City area lost federal unemployment insurance benefits over the first 3 months of 2004 and near 30,000 more will exhaust their benefits over the next three months, according to a new report released today by New York Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney, Nita Lowey, Charles Rangel, and Edolphus Towns.