Press Releases

Jun 17, 2003

MALONEY, LEACH INTRODUCE H.R. 2482, THE IRAQI FREEDOM FROM DEBT ACT

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Rep. Jim Leach (R-IA) announced the introduction of H.R. 2482, legislation requiring the Treasury Secretary to use influence the World Bank and IMF to cancel or radically reduce the approximately $150 million of debt Iraq owes to the institutions. The legislation also includes a sense of Congress asking the President to urge France, Russian and all other public and private creditors to relieve Iraq of its debts.

Jun 11, 2003

9/11 Hero Volunteers Denied Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Responding to news that the State of New York is restricting health care assistance to 9/11 volunteers who developed respiratory and other illnesses as a result of their heroic response to the terrorist attacks, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) and Congressman Ron Kind (WI), with six other members of Congress from New York, today urged immediate action by Governor Pataki to use the millions of dollars in federal funds already made available to the State of New York to help those volunteers who fell ill because of their response to the terrorist attacks.

Jun 11, 2003

ENDING TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR DISCRIMINATION

WASHINGTON, DC - A bill introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and Rep. Brad Sherman (CA-27) would eliminate tax write-offs for corporations that use the 24 all-male golf clubs in the United States clubs for business purposes. Martha Burk, Chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations and critic of Augusta National Golf Club for its discriminatory policies, has worked closely with Reps. Maloney and Sherman, and she joined them today to announce the bill's introduction.

Jun 11, 2003

MALONEY URGES STRONGER EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), Chair of the Task Force on Homeland Security for the Democratic Caucus, urged Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge this week, to establish a comprehensive emergency alert system (EAS) that takes full advantage of new communications technologies to better inform and guide the public during national disasters.

Jun 10, 2003

Doing Business with the Federal Government

Welcome NYC & Regional Companies to a Federal Forum on How to do Business with the Federal Government Hosted By the General Services Administration (GSA) and The Information Technology Association of America - ITAA Monday, June 23, 2003 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue Presentations from GSA, Departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, & Other Federal Agencies Interested company representatives can learn more about the event at: http://www.estrategy.gov/forum/agenda1.htm or register online: http://www.cio.gov/forum/registration1.cfm There are a limited number of seats available for this event. Contacts: Phil Craft (Rep. Maloney)212-860-0606 Dave Marin (Government Reform Committee)202 225 5074 Bob Cohen (The Information Technology Association of America - ITAA)703/284-5301 Tinabeth Burton (The Information Technology Association of America - ITAA)703/625-6187  ###

Jun 4, 2003

218 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS COULD SAVE MILLIONS OF LIVES

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) joined with Rep. Joseph Crowley (NY-07), Rep. Nita Lowey (NY-18) and well-known family planning grassroots activists today to announce the kickoff of the 218 Votes campaign to resume U.S. payments to the United Nations family planning fund (UNFPA). The group is working to corral a majority of the Members of Congress, 218, to keep an amendment in the State Department authorization bill that would reinstate UNFPA funding, which de-funded by the Bush Administration. Joining the Members were Jane Roberts and Lois Abraham, two women who last year spontaneously started 34 Million Friends, a group that aims to collect $34 million in $1 increments from individuals in order to fill the gap left by the lack of U.S. contributions.

May 27, 2003

High Breast Cancer Rates On Manhattan's East Side & Rockland County

Issues: Health, Local Issues

NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) and leading medical professionals from New York University Medical Center announced the start of a $500,000 year long study to research the potential causes of high breast cancer rates on Manhattan's East Side and in Rockland County. Specifically, the study will investigate environmental factors that may be related to high breast cancer rates.

May 22, 2003

Taxpayer Rip-Off in New Fed. Contracting Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Today, as Congress advanced a $400 billion dollar legislative package for the nation's defense activities, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) railed against changes in the federal contracting system that will put political cronies in charge of overseeing the government's contracts, rather than professional career civil servants.

May 21, 2003

MALONEY APPLAUDS ILLINOIS HOUSE FOR PASSING ERA

Washington, DC - Today, in response to news that the Illinois House of Representatives passed the Equal Rights Amendment for equality of men and women, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) - the lead sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S. House of Representatives - made the following statement:

May 21, 2003

NY Members of Congress Call for Congressional Hearings on Adequacy of Federal Response to 9/11 Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Pointing out the multi-billion dollar gap that remains between what New York lost from the economic impacts of 9/11 and what the federal government has provided in aid, New York members of Congress called for Congressional hearings on the matter, to determine the adequacy of the federal response so far and the additional aid necessary.

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