Bills Signed into Law at a Presidential Signing Ceremony

Federal Employee Paid Leave Act, in part

(H.R. 1534, 116th Congress) The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA) would provide 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave to federal workers to care for themselves and their families. Rep. Maloney was able to get part of this bill, 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child, included in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was signed into law on December 20, 2019. [Public Law No: 116-92]


Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. 

(H.R. 1327 - 116th Congress) On February 15, 2019, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund announced that due to a funding shortfall, injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors will receive cuts to the awards that they were expecting of 50% for pending claims and 70% for future claims. 

In the years since 9/11/2001, thousands of 9/11 responders and survivors have become ill and many have lost their lives from exposure to a toxic cocktail of burning chemicals, pulverized drywall and powdered cement that was present at Ground Zero. After years of urging Congress to act, in 2010 and again in 2015, legislation was passed to provide medical monitoring and treatment through the World Trade Center Health Program until 2090. However, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was only extended until 2020 and the money is already running out. Now, thousands are facing dramatically reduced awards and without this legislation, the VCF will actually be closing next year just as thousands more 9/11 responders and survivors are expected to be diagnosed with 9/11 cancers.

This legislation is designed to ensure that the VCF is fully funded and will remain open for those who will become ill in the future. A veto-proof bipartisan majority of the United States Congress cosponsored this legislation. [Public Law 116-34, signed July 29, 2019]


Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act

(H.R. 812, 113th Congress) The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization (S. 47, 113th Congress) included the Campus SaVE Act, H.R. 812 [113th Congress]. This legislation requires institutions of higher education to develop and communicate their policies on dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence. It further requires colleges and universities to collect and disclose information about sexual assault, and to update and expand related services on their campuses. [Public Law 113-4, signed March 7, 2013]


Sexual Assault Forensic Reporting (SAFER) Act

(H.R. 594, 113th Congress) The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization (S. 47, 113th Congress) included the SAFER Act, H.R. 354 [113th Congress]. Originally introduced by Rep. Maloney in 2010 and sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) in the 113th Congress, this legislation reallocates existing Debbie Smith Appropriations so that 75 percent of the funding is spent processing untested rape kits. It also provides grants for state and local governments to conduct audits of unprocessed kits in their backlog. [Public Law 113-4, signed March 7, 2013]


Women's Health Office Act of 2009

(H.R.3242, 111th Congress) Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish within the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) an Office on Women's Health, headed by a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health. By giving Women's Health Offices statutory permanence, this bill will ensure that the needs and gaps in research, policy, programs, and education and training in women's health will continue to be addressed. The legislation provides statutory authority for the five federal women's health offices. [This bill was included as part of HR 3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law No: 111-148, signed 3/23/10.]


Hate Crime Statistics Improvement Act

(HR 823, 111th Congress) This bill requires the FBI and local law enforcement to report and compile statistics on the incidence of gender-based hate crimes nationwide. It was incorporated into S. 909, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which was passed as a part of HR 2647, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.[Public Law 111-84, signed October 28, 2009]


Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights

(H.R. 627, 111th Congress) This legislation restores levels the playing field between consumers and credit card companies by banning practices that have been determined to be unfair, deceptive and anti-competitive by the Federal Reserve.  Specifically this legislation would put an end to retroactive rate increases on existing balances; eliminates double cycle billing, which charges interest on amounts already paid off, among other reforms. [Public Law 111-24, signed May 22, 2009]


Medical Monitoring Following Disasters

(HR 3850, 109th Congress) Learning a lesson from the 9/11 health crisis, the text of H.R. 3850 and S. 1741, the Disaster Area Health and Environmental Monitoring Act, was added as an amendment to H.R. 4954, the Safe Ports Act.  This legislation will help expedite medical monitoring to address possible health effects resulting from future disasters.  The medical monitoring provisions acknowledge the need for robust medical monitoring if there are health concerns after future disasters, and they also acknowledge that a framework to accomplish this does not currently exist. After future disasters, the President, in conjunction with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, will determine if medical monitoring is necessary based on exposure to substances of concern. If medical monitoring is necessary, the monitoring program will encompass all responders, area residents, area office workers and area school children.  [Public Law 109-347, signed October 13, 2006]


Obtaining Retirement Credit for Members of the National Guard Responding to Ground Zero and the Pentagon because of 9/11

Provisions from legislation (H.R. 2499) introduced by Representative Maloney were included in H.R. 1815, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, which would provide all National Guard soldiers who performed full-time State active duty service on or after September 11, 2001, and before October 1, 2002, in support of a Federal declaration of emergency following the terrorist attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, with federal military retirement credit for that time served, when they were serving in the following covered disaster counties: (1) In the State of New York: Bronx, Kings, New York (boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan), Queens, Richmond, Delaware, Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester; (2) In the State of Virginia: Arlington. Representative Peter King (R-NY) joined with Representative Maloney in introducing this legislation. [Public Law 109-163, signed January 6, 2006]


Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act

(H.R.4007, 105th Congress) A bill to require disclosure, under the Freedom of Information Act, regarding certain persons, to disclose Nazi war criminal records without impairing any investigation or prosecution conducted by the Department of Justice or certain intelligence matters, and for other purposes. [Public Law 105-246, signed October 8, 1998]


Standby Guardianship Act

(H.R.3005, 105th Congress) A bill to encourage States to have laws that would permit a parent who is chronically ill or near death to name a standby guardian for a minor child without surrendering parental rights. [A version of H.R.3005 was adopted in H.R.867; Public Law 105-89, signed November 19, 1997]


Interstate Bank Consolidation Act of 1993 

(H.R.3129, 103rd Congress) A bill to allow interstate banking through acquisitions of existing banks, and for other purposes. [adopted in H.R.3841; Public Law 103-328, signed September 29, 1994]