Press Releases

Sep 20, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congress today honored the contributions of women to the American space program. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) proposed the resolution (H.Res. 450), which passed by a unanimous voice vote. Special recognition was given to Commander Eileen Collins – a native of Elmira, New York – and Specialist Wendy Lawrence for their excellent service on the successful mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery in July and August, 2005.
Sep 19, 2005 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) spoke at a public hearing following Pricewaterhouse Coopers's presentation of its study on the feasability of consolidating or closing the Manhattan and Brooklyn VA Hospitals (Rep. Maloney's statement). U.S. Veterans Administration Secretary Jim Nicholson, acting on the recommendation of the VA CARES Commission, authorized the study, which sets forth and evaluates nine options for consolidating or closing the facilities.

Sep 16, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The Bush Administration notified Congress last night that, for the fourth consecutive year, it will withhold the United States’s $34 million contribution to UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund). The money was appropriated by Congress in June. The administration made this determination as the world community gathers in New York for the UN’s 60th anniversary.
Sep 15, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - In the hopes that the recovery from Hurricane Katrina is as efficient and thorough as possible, Members of the New York congressional delegation today sent Gulf Coast Members of Congress a list of lessons that need to be learned from the federal response to 9/11. The New York Members said that it is important to understand the pitfalls they have faced for four years so that such issues can be avoided as the Gulf Coast rebuilds.
Sep 10, 2005 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, upon the release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the effectiveness of medical monitoring programs for 9/11 health effects, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who requested the GAO study with Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT), provided the following responses:

Sep 9, 2005 Press Release


Aug 31, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) released the following statement:
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.
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.