New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn) joined with administrators, senior citizens and local elected officials at the Stein Senior Center in Manhattan to hail the allocation by the New York City Department for the Aging of $752,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding to support the rehabilitation of the Center’s new home, which is located in the Uniformed Firefighters Association’s headquarters building at 204 East 23rd Street in Manhattan. The Center is celebrating its Grand Opening at its new space this evening.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) today introduced the “Prepare All Kids Act,” which would help states provide voluntary high quality pre-kindergarten programs that will prepare children-- particularly low-income children-- for a successful start in elementary school. The bill is the House companion to S. 502, introduced by Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) earlier this month.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today voted in support of the Continuing Resolution in the House, which would extend post-sequester government spending levels until the end of the current fiscal year. She also voted against the Republican Ryan Budget proposal, and issued the following statement about those votes.
Reps. Maloney, Waters and 44 others introduce bill to regulate so-called Overdraft “Protection” plans
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, along with Rep. Maxine Waters and 44 other cosponsors, today announced the introduction of the “Overdraft Protection Act”, H.R. 1261, at an event outside the House chambers. The bill would require a bank or other financial institution to obtain a consumer’s affirmative opt-in to any overdraft protection plan and also require clear disclosure of coverage and “reasonable and proportional” fees, would ban the manipulation of transaction posting order in a way that maximizes fees paid to the institution, and would cap the number of fees that can be assessed to a maximum of one per month and six per year.
Washington, DC – This week, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO) honored Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) with an award celebrating her work on behalf of more than 6.32 million Americans living abroad. The AARO delegation visited Washington, D.C. for a round of meetings with Members of Congress and staff, advocating on a variety of issues its members grapple with overseas. Inscribed on the award is a message that reads, “In Gratitude For Her Unfailing Support For the Rights of Americans Living and Working Overseas.” The AARO delegation consisted of AARO President Lucy Laedrich, Vice President Ellen Labelle, representatives from the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, and American Citizens Abroad. Congresswoman Maloney has been a staunch supporter for Americans living overseas, having founded the Americans Abroad Caucus and advocating for uniformed absentee voting procedures and access to banking services.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), and Ed Markey (D-MA) have introduced the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA), H.R. 1187, which would protect as permanent wilderness the dwindling wildlands across five states of the Northern Rocky Mountains, one of America’s greatest natural treasures.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), lead sponsor of a bipartisan House bill to make gun trafficking a federal crime (H.R. 452) and another bill to lift ban on government funded public health research into gun violence (H.R. 321) issued the following statement upon passage out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today of an assault weapons ban and a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) attended the Presidential signing ceremony today of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The bill, long delayed by conservatives in both houses of Congress, finally passed late last month by overwhelming margins. After the ceremony, she issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON,DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, condemned statements made by Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a U.N. conference, equating Zionism to “crimes against humanity.”
WASHINGTON – Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and John Carter (R-TX) have introduced the Human Trafficking Reporting Act to fight human trafficking. U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced its companion in the Senate.