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.
Breast Cancer Awareness: Congresswoman Maloney teamed up with Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) and Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to enact the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act, which was signed by President Obama on April 29, 2016. The bill establishes a commemorative coin program at the U.S. Mint that has the potential to raise an estimated $8.5 million in private funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. Coins will be available for purchase in 2018.
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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Members of the House are pushing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule banning indoor tanning for anyone under the age of 18.
Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Charles Dent (R-Pa.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), and Ted Lieu (D- Calif.) led 18 of their colleagues in a letter Friday urging FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to finalize the rule “as soon as possible.”
Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Charles W. Dent (PA-15), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Ted Lieu (CA-33) led 23 of their colleagues on a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf Friday calling for swift approval of the agency’s recent proposal to place an age 18 minimum on the use of indoor tanning devices.
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives this afternoon approved an amended form of the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722). The vote was 421-9-1. The legislation was amended by unanimous consent earlier today to remove distribution of funds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and provide all funds raised to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The bill as introduced would have split the funds evenly between the two organizations. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) who introduced the legislation released the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today voted to approve the 21st Century Cures Act. The bill delivers $8.75 billion in mandatory funding for the National Institutes of Health over the next 5 years to spur scientific innovation and discovery.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) has reintroduced legislation to study the health effects of feminine hygiene products. The Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act (H.R. 1708), directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine through research whether feminine hygiene products that contain dioxin, synthetic fibers, and other chemical additives like chlorine, colorants and fragrances, pose health risks.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today voted to support a bipartisan deal that will preserve and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program and permanently fix the Medicare physician payment system so that doctors can continue providing care to senior citizens. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2) was approved by the House of Representatives today by a vote of 392-37 and now heads to the Senate. President Obama has already announced his support for the measure.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today hailed a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which shows that the Affordable Care Act has helped more than a million New Yorkers gain access to affordable health coverage, and saved those who already had insurance millions of dollars in reduced costs.