Press Releases

Oct 3, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congress took a giant step towards the arrest and conviction of thousands of rapists who will be caught through the improved use of DNA technology this week. Debbie Smith, a rape survivor and advocate for stronger use of DNA evidence in sexual assault investigations, and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), the original author of "The Debbie Smith Act," joined Sens. Orrin Hatch (UT), Joseph Biden (DE), and Patrick Leahy (VT), and Reps. James Sensenbrenner (WI-05), William Delahunt (MA-10), Ray LaHood (IL-18), and John Conyers (MI-14) on October 1, 2003 to announce the introduction of the "Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology Act of 2003." The bipartisan legislation will ensure that DNA evidence is used to send rapists to prison and to protect the innocent from wrongful convictions.
Oct 1, 2003 Press Release
I rise today to honor of the 43rd Anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus. It was on this day in 1960 that Cyprus became an independent republic after decades of British colonial rule.
Sep 30, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - According to press reports today, President Bush, amidst the arrival Hurricane Isabel in Washington, submitted the nomination of Louise Oliver, former president of the controversial partisan political organization GOPAC, for the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Rep. Carolyn Maloney has sent a letter to Senator Joseph Biden (DE), Ranking Member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which will consider Oliver's appointment, urging a full investigation of Oliver's fitness for the position. Among GOPAC's most egregious examples of intolerance are:
Sep 26, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Census Bureau released its annual poverty and income statistics, which is breaking from tradition, since the numbers are released year-in and year-out at the National Press Club on a Tuesday or Thursday. 1.7 million more Americans fell into poverty in 2002. The poverty rate rose from 11.7% to 12.1%. Median household income declined 1.1%. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who criticized the Administration for moving the announcement of the statistics to Suitland, Maryland on a Friday - a low-profile time and place - said that the declining economic indicators are proof that the Administration purposely made the move.

Sep 24, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Despite previous affirmations from the Administration about the need to change the Homeland Security grant formula that leaves the nation's top terrorist targets shortchanged, the House passed a Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Report (HR 2555) that keeps the formula intact. According to The New York Times, in this year's budget, Wyoming will get $9.78 per person for homeland security while California and New York, two high-threat states, will get only $1.33 and $1.40 per person, respectively. Congress has now approved $1.7 billion last year and another $1.7 billion this year under this funding formula.
Sep 23, 2003 Press Release
SUITLAND, MD - Are you used to the annual poverty and income statistics being delivered every year like clockwork in downtown Washington at the National Press Club on a Tuesday or Thursday in late September? Are you having trouble finding them this year? That's because the Bush administration has set up a challenging game of hide and seek for the press - and the public - to find the data.
Sep 17, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney went to the House floor yet again, pleading with House leaders to help 9/11 victims avoid taxation on hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, and yet again, House leaders denied the request.
Sep 11, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congress acted to bestow its highest honor on the men and women who died serving their country, city and fellow man two years ago during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens) co-authored the True Americans Heroes Act of 2003 (HR 1538) that will posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to emergency responders who were killed in the line of duty at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, as well as the people who brought down United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania. The legislation also calls for a medal to be delivered to each firehouse and office at which the deceased worked and for commemorative 9/11 coins, the proceeds of which will go in part to 9/11 victims funds.
Sep 9, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.: House Republican leaders today, blocked an effort by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-8) to reverse the wrongheaded decision by the IRS to tax 9/11 aid.

Sep 8, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK - After questions were raised publicly last week about whether the Eleanor Roosevelt High School would open on time at its new location, Congresswoman Maloney today toured the school on the first day of scheduled classes for the entire school system. Admiring the nearly finished building, Maloney applauded the work of New York's school system and those involved in the build-out process, for doing what was necessary to complete the school for opening day.