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:
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.
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:
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.
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.