Press Releases

Jul 23, 2014

Maloney, Rigell, and Fudge Introduce Bipartisan Advancing Girls in STEM Act

Issues: Education

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Scott Rigell (R-VA), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) introduced H.R. 5165, the Advancing Girls in STEM Act. This important bipartisan legislation would increase exposure and awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields for elementary and middle school girls. Currently, 74 percent of all workers in STEM fields are male. Through a competitive grant program, this bill will encourage young girls to pursue an advanced education and career in STEM fields, while helping to address our nation’s STEM workforce inequities.

Jul 21, 2014

Maloney, New York small businesses: local jobs will be lost if Congress lets Export Import Bank charter expire

NEW YORK — The Export Import Bank helps businesses large and small finance the export of American made goods abroad, but the bank’s charter is set to expire at the end of September, fueling concern from New York’s business community and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) that local jobs could be lost if it the charter is not extended. 

Jul 21, 2014

Maloney applauds MTA-LIRR labor agreement

Issues: Local Issues

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the labor agreement between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road Unions. “I applaud the MTA and LIRR unions for working together to arrive at a final deal that settles a four-year-old contract dispute. When the congressional delegation met with MTA leaders last week, the message we sent was simple: go back to the bargaining table and do what is necessary to avoid a strike. With the support and urging of Governor Cuomo, that is what has occurred. 

Jul 17, 2014

Maloney applauds Senate’s TRIA passage, calls for changes to House bill

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and GSEs, today released the following statement applauding the Senate’s passage of a bipartisan bill to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Maloney is the lead Democratic co-sponsor of the TRIA Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 508) to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program for five years, through December 31, 2019.

Jul 17, 2014

Ukrainian Congress Committee of America recognizes Maloney with Ukraine Democracy Award

Issues: Foreign Affairs

WASHINGTON – The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) this week presented Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) with the Ukraine Democracy Award for her efforts in promoting a strong U.S. policy in support of Ukrainian independence during the seven-month-long crisis in Crimea. 

Jul 16, 2014

Maloney: Appropriations bill deliberately underfunds financial services regulators, puts consumer protections at risk

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement on the proposed 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5016). “If the American people want to know what’s wrong with Washington, this year’s Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act would be exhibit A. Instead of trying to protect consumers and investors, the bill completely undermines those protections, and includes half a dozen irrelevant policy riders affecting everything from women’s health to DC’s marijuana laws.

Jul 16, 2014

Yellen tells Maloney no excess reserves rate hike prior to raising main fed funds rate

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today questioned Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen about what actions the Federal Reserve might take after the wind down of Quantitative Easing (QE3). For the first time, Yellen indicated that the Fed will not start raising the interest rate on excess reserves in the interim period between the end of QE3 and the first rate hikes in 2015. Yellen also indicated that the Fed would primarily use "forward guidance" as the main policy tool in the interim period between October 2014 and the first rate hikes in 2015.

Jul 16, 2014

Maloney statement in response to Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt’s call for death threats against elected officials

Issues: Gun Safety

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt’s praise for threats on her life and call for threats of armed violence against elected officials. Pratt’s statement was highlighted in a Rolling Stone Article published this week.

Jul 15, 2014

Fed confirms to Maloney that pending legislation would allow tailoring of capital standards for insurance companies

WASHINGTON – In a response to a question from Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) during a hearing of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Federal Reserve General Counsel Scott Alvarez confirmed for the first time that the Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act of 2014 (S. 2270) would allow the Federal Reserve to tailor capital standards for insurance companies. The Senate unanimously approved S. 2270 on June 3, 2014. Maloney is a cosponsor of the House companion, HR 4510.

Jul 14, 2014

House approves Maloney bill to rename Grand Central Station Post Office after Vincent Sombrotto

Issues: Local Issues

WASHINGTON –  The House of Representatives today passed a bill (HR 2291) introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) to rename Grand Central Station Post Office, located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York City, the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office.” 

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