Press Releases

Apr 14, 2014

Rep. Maloney Urges Taxpayers to Watch Out for Scams, Will Develop Legislation to Crack Down on Unethical Preparers

NEW YORK – As Tax Day approaches, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) is warning New Yorkers to be on the lookout for shady tax preparers that charge exorbitant fees, file fraudulent taxes and in some cases skip town with thousands in tax refunds bilked from unsuspecting taxpayers. The Congresswoman is developing legislation to crack down on the fraudsters.

Apr 10, 2014

Maloney applauds Senate movement on terrorism risk insurance

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and GSEs, today released the following statement on a bipartisan Senate bill to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). 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. 

Apr 10, 2014

New report shows urgent need for Maloney’s Overdraft Protection Act

WASHINGTON – A new report from Pew Charitable Trusts highlights the urgent need for the Overdraft Protection Act (H.R. 1261), a bill introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) to protect consumers from excessive overdraft fees. The new report shows that a quarter of the nation’s financial institutions allow consumers to overdraw their accounts using automatic teller machines and charge excessive fees as a penalty. Half of financial institutions will reorder a consumer’s transactions to unfairly generate multiple overdraft fees. Both problems would be addressed by Maloney’s Overdraft Protection Act. 

Apr 10, 2014

Maloney leads Joint Economic Committee Democrats against Republican budget

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the Ranking House Democrat on the Joint Economic Committee, today led an hour of floor debate in opposition to the Republican budget plan proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Maloney and her colleagues drew contrast between the Democratic and Republican budget proposals. 

Apr 7, 2014

Maloney, Goodlatte, Conyers, Scott and Poe stand with sexual assault survivors to extend Debbie Smith Act DNA backlog grant program

Issues: DNA Legislation

WASHINGTON – With the House set to vote on the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) today stood with sexual assault survivors Debbie Smith and Natasha Alexenko to urge their colleagues to support the measure. The original Debbie Smith Act, which has been called the most important anti-rape legislation ever signed into law, was first introduced by Maloney in 2001 and signed into law in 2004 as part of the Justice for All Act. Since that time the legislation has provided millions of dollars to state and local law enforcement agencies for DNA analysis of untested rape kits.

Apr 4, 2014

Rep. Maloney: progress shown by jobs report would be reversed by Ryan budget

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, the Ranking House Democrat on the Joint Economic Committee, today released the following statement on the March jobs report, which shows the economy added 192,000 jobs. Unemployment held steady at 6.7 percent.

Apr 2, 2014

Maloney and Blackburn laud passage of National Women’s History Museum bill by House Administration Committee

Issues: National Women's History Museum

WASHINGTON  – Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today lauded the Committee on House Administration’s passage of H.R. 863, the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum Act of 2013. The bill was passed on a voice vote. The bipartisan legislation continues to gain momentum and a floor vote is expected later this year.

Apr 2, 2014

Reps. Maloney and Bass working to end rape kit testing backlog with Debbie Smith Act reauthorization

Issues: DNA Legislation

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has joined forces with House Judiciary Committee member Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers to pass the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014 (H.R. 4323). The committee today held a markup on the bill to extend the federal DNA backlog processing grant program through 2019.  The original Debbie Smith Act was authored by Congresswoman Maloney and signed into law in 2004 as part of the Justice for All Act.

Apr 1, 2014

Maloney lauds $36 million in federal funds for NY schools

Issues: Education

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement of $36,046,044 provided through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program for NY schools. The funds will be used to turn around persistently lowest-achieving schools.

Mar 28, 2014

Rep. Maloney calls for long-term “doc-fix” to protect seniors’ access to doctors in wake of another temporary extension of Medicare physician payments

Issues: Health

NEW YORK - Representative Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s House approval, by voice vote, of H.R. 4302, a bill to extend the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to determine Medicare fees for physician services: