GAO Questions Whether Bush Administration Oil and Gas Royalty-in-Kind Program Will Protect Taxpayers
Washington, D.C. - In response to a new report by the General Accounting Office, U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) are calling for more "checks and balances" and greater accountability in the Bush Administration's Royalty-in-Kind pilot program initiated to allow companies that extract oil and gas on federal lands to pay the government "in kind," with barrels of oil and natural gas, instead of in traditional cash payments.
WASHINGTON: In response to a report released yesterday by the Inspector General of FEMA, evaluating FEMA's response to the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY)and Congressman José E. Serrano (NY) called on the Bush administration to address FEMA's shortcomings in the delivery of aid to New York and develop a plan to respond to the remaining needs of New Yorkers impacted by the disaster.
NEW YORK: "Serious questions remain about federal plans to help New York recover from 9/11 attack, regarding how much has been allocated, what more is to come and where, and whether these funds will meet the total costs from this unprecedented attack," said Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney today, as she released a chart prepared by her office documenting more than $13 billion in unmet needs created by the 9/11 disaster and a gap of more than $6 billion between federal aid announced for New York and what has actually been received in the city.
Washington, DC - Today, by a vote of 31-1, a Program of Action at the Fifth Asia Conference on Population and Development in Bangkok, Thailand was overwhelmingly approved. The Bush Administration stood alone in their opposition to reaffirming the pledge, which gives priority to population and reproductive health concerns in their work to reduce poverty.
Washington, DC -- In response to recent actions by the Bush Administration at a United Nations conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON D.C.: When thousands of laborers, police officers, firefighters, and rescue workers selflessly raced to ground zero after the September 11th attacks, the entire nation recognized their courage and heroism, but now - 15 months later - the federal government is balking at a decision to fund the medical program that could monitor the long term health needs of these recovery workers.
NEW YORK - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the bipartisan, 119 member Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, released the following statement today in response to news that European Union leaders at the Copenhagen summit have invited the Republic of Cyprus into the union:
WASHINGTON D.C. - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), former ranking Democrat of the House Census Subcommittee, joined Rep. Henry Waxman (CA), the ranking Democrat of the House Committee on Government Reform, and eight other Democratic members of the Committee today in the release of a preliminary analysis of corrected data from the 2000 Census. A copy of the analysis and a summary of the data are available on the web page of the minority staff of the Committee on Government Reform, www.reform.house.gov/min.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman and ten other Democratic members of the House Committee on Government Reform today released a preliminary analysis of adjusted data from the 2000 Census in a letter to Speaker Hastert and Minority Whip Elect Pelosi. A copy of the letter and a summary of the data are available on the web page of the minority staff of the Committee on Government Reform, www.reform.house.gov/min
Washington, DC - Today, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), and other lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell asking him to clarify the role John M. Klink has been playing at several UN Conferences. Mr. Klink, who attended these conferences as a US representative and adviser, is said to have been making assertions about US foreign policy, which is against the policy of anyone serving as an adviser or US representative.