Press Releases

Aug 26, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The Food and Drug Administration has decided to delay its decision on whether to permit over-the-counter sales of the so-called Morning-After Pill, even though the agency admits that its scientists have deemed it safe for over-the-counter use. The FDA said that the application to make the Plan B contraceptive available over-the-counter only for those over 17 years of age requires a review of current regulations. The FDA had previously made assurances that it would make a decision by last week.
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Aug 26, 2005 Press Release
 

News of Program’s Disappearance Comes as Administration’s Attempt to Take Back $125 Million In 9/11 Workers’ Aid Advances

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to repeated requests for information by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently admitted that a medical monitoring program for federal 9/11 responders disappeared in 2003 against all anticipated protocol and medical expectations.

Aug 26, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - As the fourth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (Manhattan and Queens) and Peter King (Long Island) have introduced bipartisan legislation, HR 3575, the September 11th Family Humanitarian Relief and Patriotism Act. This legislation will provide much needed relief to spouses and children of immigrants who died on 9/11, but face deportation. The September 11th Family Humanitarian Relief and Patriotism Act, would grant these family members “Green Cards”, by adjusting their immigration status to “permanent legal resident”. This would allow them to stay in the United States provided that all requirements of a permanent legal resident are followed.
Aug 24, 2005 Press Release
 NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14), along with the leaders of the New York City Housing Authority, celebrated the opening of the new NYCHA call center at the Ravenswood Houses in Queens. The call center will allow Queens public housing residents to schedule routine maintenance and repair of their apartments at times convenient to them, eliminating the need for residents to wait for repair workers to arrive. Residents can make or change appointments seven days a week, 24 hours a day by calling (718) 707-7771.
Aug 24, 2005 Press Release
 NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) welcomed music enthusiasts to a free concert at Queensbridge Park, organized by the City Parks Foundation as part of its Summer Concert series.
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Aug 23, 2005 Press Release
 

-"There's nothing funny about this Top 20 list"-

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) and members of many of the country's leading women's rights organizations gathered on the steps of New York's City Hall to deliver a scathing indictment of President Bush's policies on women's health care, women's equality and women's rights. As part of the lead-up to Women's Equality Day on August 26 th , Congresswoman Maloney presented a list of the Top 20 Bush administration actions that have hurt women.

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Aug 22, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) joined local activists in Huntington, NY to call for passage of The Access to Legal Pharmaceuticals Act (ALPhA), legislation introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) which seeks to protect the right of individual pharmacists to refuse to fill a prescription, while ensuring that pharmacies will fill all prescriptions without delay or harassment, even if a different pharmacist has to do it. Maloney and Israel are concerned by a report that a pharmacist at the Pathmark in Dix Hills refused to fill a prescription in March for emergency contraception pills and did not refer the medical professional calling in the prescription to another pharmacist at the store or to another pharmacy.
Aug 2, 2005 Press Release
 NEW YORK, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) joined residents of Western Queens this evening at Astoria Park and at Astoria Houses (Middle Court on 8th St. & Astoria Blvd.), as well as residents of Manhattan’s East Side at JHS 104 (2nd Ave. between 20th & 21st Sts.) and at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues) for the annual National Night Out Against Crime.
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Aug 1, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today 19 Members of Congress, led by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), again requested that President Bush respond to the question: “Are you opposed to contraception?”
Jul 29, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) urged Congress and the administration to step up the nation’s commitment to both programs, so that they can provide another 40 years of quality health care for elderly, disabled and financially challenged Americans. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid programs into law on July 30th, 1965.

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