Press Releases

Jul 31, 2014

New CFPB study proves need for Maloney’s Overdraft Protection Act

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) is calling for the House to consider legislation she introduced to end abusive overdraft fees after a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that, in lending terms, certain overdraft fees are tantamount to a 17,000 percent annual percentage rate (APR).

Jul 31, 2014

Bipartisan coalition of House members introduce Campus Accountability and Safety Act to combat sexual assault at colleges and universities

Issues: Women's Issues

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan coalition of 18 House members today introduced the House version of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. The legislation mirrors a bill introduced in the Senate yesterday, which takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions and establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best practices.

Jul 30, 2014

Maloney will introduce House companion to Campus Accountability and Safety Act

Issues: Women's Issues

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) plans to introduce the House version of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act unveiled earlier today by a bipartisan coalition of eight United States Senators. Last year, Maloney led the fight to pass the Campus SaVE Act as part of the Violence Against Women Act. The Congresswoman will spend August working to secure bipartisan cosponsors for the measure. 

Jul 30, 2014

Maloney: $1.1 billion in Sandy aid awarded to NYU’s Langone Medical Center

Issues: Hurricane Sandy

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement applauding $1.1 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for Sandy repair work and mitigation projects at New York University’s (NYU) Medical Center. Maloney fought to secure the funding in a supplemental aid package approved by Congress in 2013.

Jul 29, 2014

Key House panel approves Pittenger-Maloney bill to study outdated Fed rule that limits consumer bank account transfers

WASHINGTON -- The House Financial Services Committee today approved a bill (H.R. 3240) introduced by Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) to initiate a GAO study on an outdated banking regulation, which has forced banks to limit consumers to six automatic withdrawals from their savings account per month. The Regulation D Study Act, which passed by voice vote, would study how the regulation affects consumers and what alternatives could be implemented in its place.

Jul 29, 2014

Maloney Statement on retirement of Metropolitan Museum President Emily Rafferty

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the retirement of Metropolitan Museum of Art President Emily Rafferty. “Emily Rafferty has been an extraordinary leader of the Metropolitan Museum, the first home-grown President and the first woman. During her tenure, the number of visitors has continued to grow, new wings have opened and blockbuster shows have given us a greater understanding of major artists. After nearly four decades at the Museum, she has truly left her mark. We will miss her steady leadership and deep understanding of the Museum, the City and the art world.”

Jul 29, 2014

Maloney applauds Surgeon General’s call to action on skin cancer

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today applauded the Surgeon General’s call to action on skin cancer. Last year, Maloney established the bipartisan Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus. Maloney also succeeded in passing legislation in 2007 which led to the Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision to reclassify UV tanning lamps as Class II medical devices, necessitating warning labels indicating the products should not be used by those under 18 years old. Earlier this year, Maloney called for the FDA to ban tanning bed use by minors. She released the following statement: 

Jul 25, 2014

Maloney supports new anti-sex trafficking measures

WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) this week voted to pass eight bills to combat sex trafficking. Maloney co-chairs the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NY) and co-chairs the Trafficking Task Force of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues with Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO). For more than a decade, Congresswoman Maloney has worked to combat human trafficking internationally, nationally, and in New York City.

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.