Congresswoman Maloney understands that the health of her constituents and all American citizens has to be prioritized for the country to grow and thrive.
Affordable Care Act and Health Care: All American citizens deserve to have access to good and affordable health care. Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans are able to secure affordable, quality and accessible health care. Signed into law in 2010, Americans of all ages are already seeing expanded health insurance coverage and cost savings. Congresswoman Maloney is a proud supporter of this historic law that makes for a healthier America and strengthens the country’s economic security. Read more.
Funding for the National Institutes of Health: The National Institutes of Health is responsible for cutting edge research to develop novel, innovative, and ground-breaking medicine and technology that can cure diseases like Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries and organ failure. Congresswoman Maloney is a strong supporter of federal funding for NIH research to allow researchers at NIH to continue their life-saving work.
Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s disease is one of the many diseases Congresswoman Maloney hopes will reap the benefits of federally funded medical research. The Congresswoman has worked hard to combat Parkinson’s disease by fighting for federal funding to support research on the disease, as well as by increasing public awareness about the challenges faced by millions of Americans suffering from Parkinson’s. Read More.
Skin Cancer Prevention: In 2007, Congresswoman Maloney introduced the Tanning Accountability and Notification (TAN) Act, which required the Food and Drug Administration to determine whether the current labeling of indoor tanning beds provides sufficient information about the risks associated with indoor tanning. Read more.
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WASHINGTON, DC – “The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008” (H.R. 5057), legislation that would extend an important federal DNA backlog processing program through FY 2014, passed the Senate today by unanimous consent. The bill is named for a rape survivor who testified before Congress about the use of DNA evidence. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced the bill, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-TX) are original co-sponsors.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) released statements in reaction to today’s troubling new data from the U.S. Census Bureau on household incomes, health care coverage, and poverty. While wages have risen slightly from 2006 to 2007 and fewer families are without health insurance coverage, over 30 million Americans are still living in poverty. More importantly, in the last seven years, the vast majority of Americans’ incomes are down, more families are going without health insurance, and millions more are living in poverty.
Washington, D.C. – Today, New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Vito Fossella, Peter King, Charles Rangel, Eliot Engel, Edolphus Towns, and Anthony Weiner introduced an updated version of their bipartisan 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The new bill (H.R. 6594) will provide medical monitoring to those exposed to the toxic aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, and treatment and compensation to those who are sick or injured as a result. Generally, the updates to the bill would help reduce the cost of providing 9/11-related health care and compensation. Click here for a summary of the changes.
Washington, DC – Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Vito Fossella, and Peter King today announced that the proposed Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2009 will contain $108 million in federal funding to provide health care to first responders, local residents, area workers, students, and others who were exposed to environmental hazards released as a result of the 9/11 attacks.
New York, NY – Today, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Vito Fossella, and Edolphus Towns said that a new study by Mount Sinai School of Medicine showing high rates of psychological distress among World Trade Center responders underscores the need for a strong federal response to the health impacts of the 9/11 attacks. Of the more than 10,000 workers who participated in the Mount Sinai study (click here for a full copy of the report), 11% met criteria for probable Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); 8.8% had probable depression; 5.0% had probable panic disorder; and 62% had substantial stress reaction. According to Mount Sinai, the rate of PTSD among 9/11 responders is significantly greater than in the general population and is on par with the rate experienced by veterans of the war in Afghanistan.