Press Releases

Apr 20, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement today in response to news that New York City Mayor Bloomberg is attempting to get the full amount of the President’s $21.4 billion pledged for New York’s recovery.
Apr 20, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) has asked Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General Kent Clark Ervin to investigate whether adequate procedures are in place at DHS to prevent officials from approving the disclosure of sensitive or classified information to the press. These concerns most recently surfaced following a controversial airing of two segments on the Federal Air Marshal (FAM) Program on NBC Nightly News on February 5th and 6th, 2004, for which FAM officials knowingly disclosed the procedures for air marshals to board and secure commercial aircraft.

Apr 20, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens) joined with leading advocates of pay equity to mark the observance of “Equal Pay Day” on Capitol Hill and to herald the release of a new report prepared by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) that shows that American women continue to earn 80 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts in the workforce. “I hope that within my lifetime, we can actually celebrate Equal Pay Day because women have achieved pay parity with their male counterparts. Instead we simply mark its observance as we release yet another comprehensive study documenting the wage gap between men and women,” said Congresswoman Maloney at today’s news conference, which she co-hosted. Equal Pay Day symbolically marks the amount of days in the calendar on which women would have to work additionally in order to earn equal pay to men.

Apr 19, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge today announced the formation of a task force to coordinate and accelerate the public and private sectors’ security plans for major events this summer that could be the target of terrorist attacks. These events include Independence Day, the dedication of the World War II Memorial and the political conventions.

Apr 16, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) today released a report on instances of what it calls “gross mismanagement” in the Federal Air Marshals (FAM) program - a report that FLEOA says serves as “official notice” to Congress. The report cites the release of classified information on FAM procedures for the purpose of national television stories, downgrading the classification of the FAM position, and FAM Director Thomas Quinn’s disparaging remarks about FAMs, among other issues of contention.

Apr 15, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - To force action on the problem of rampant sexual assault in the military, 86 Members of Congress wrote Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today asking for a face-to-face meeting to determine the Department of Defense’s (DoD) plan (PDF of letter). To this point, DoD has announced a task force to study the problem, but the Members say that is not nearly enough - they point to 18 reports over the past 16 years that have yielded no substantive action.
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.