Oversight and Government Reform

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Since coming to Congress in 1992, Carolyn Maloney has served on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. This committee has jurisdiction to investigate any federal program and any matter with federal policy implications. Congresswoman Maloney also sits on the Government Operations subcommittee and previously served on the National Security Subcommittee and as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Census.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney supports strong oversight and management of federal programs and taxpayer dollars. She has continuously fought to curtail gun trafficking, support the mission of the Census Bureau, reform the system that allowed private companies to underpay for oil extracted on federal lands, prevent further erosion of reproductive choice for women in America, and ensure the postal service remains solvent and continues its presence in our communities.



01/26/15 - H.R.532, Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act [114th Congress]

01/14/15 - H.Res. 32, Expressing the sense of the House of representatives that the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, as an entitiy of the United States Postal Service, should issue a commerative Stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali. [114th Congress]

06/06/13 - H.R.2291, To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York, New York, as the "Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office" [Signed into law 08/08/14. 113th Congress]

05/9/13 - H.R.1942, Construction Quality Assurance Act [113th Congress]

02/5/13 - H.R.517, Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act [113th Congress]

01/25/13 - H.Res. 47, Expressing the sense of the House of representatives that the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, as an entitiy of the United States Postal Service, should issue a commerative Stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali. [113th Congress]

More on Oversight and Government Reform

Sep 21, 2006 Press Release
Washington, DC - A group of House Democrats today called for immediate congressional hearings and investigations into reported efforts by senior Interior Department officials to allow oil and gas companies to cheat American taxpayers out of royalty payments.  Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA), Congressman George Miller (D-CA), Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and other House Democrats sent letters today to House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo (R-CA) and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior Chairman Charles Taylor (R-NC), asking that oversight hearings be held on the matter before Congress adjourns for October.
Sep 14, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC. – Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney applauded the House of Representatives for passing by a vote of 362-57, H.R. 2965, “The Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act.” The legislation will require FPI to compete for contracts while continuing to offer rehabilitative work opportunities to federal prisoners.  It will also ensure that contracts are awarded to the company that will provide the best products, delivered on time, and at the best prices.
Aug 31, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld expressing concerns about the Interim Voting Assistance System (IVAS), which has a stated purpose “to provide information on electronic voting options for service members and other U.S. citizens living overseas.” In her letter, Maloney asked a series of questions about the IVAS program (letter to Rumsfeld).
Aug 31, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - On August 9, the Minerals Management Service announced that it is sharply restricting the activities of the State and Tribal Royalty Audit Committee (STRAC).  Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) was joined by four of her House colleagues in sending a letter to Johnnie Burton, Director of the MMS, stating their strong objection to this action (letter to MMS).
Aug 23, 2006 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – Sky high gas prices in the Big Apple are hitting New York families in the wallet to the tune of $880 a year more than what they paid in 2001, according to a new Congressional staff report (click here for report). Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens) commissioned the report by the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Government Reform, which analyzed gas prices in the New York City metropolitan region and in New York State as a whole over the past five years since President Bush unveiled the Administration’s new energy plan in May 2001.  More than 95% of the recommendations in the energy plan have been implemented.
Jul 27, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Top Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee are fighting to save a governmental survey that is critical for evaluating American living standards and the effectiveness of government programs. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), JEC’s senior House Democrat, and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), JEC’s Ranking Member, today introduced legislation in the House and Senate that would keep the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation intact and create a multi-agency commission to review proposed changes to or elimination of the survey (Text of the legislation).
Jun 8, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Bush administration is being asked to answer questions about the elimination of a widely-used Census survey and its potentially broad impact on lawmakers’ ability to evaluate government programs and spending.  Joint Economic Committee ranking member Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and senior House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with 10 colleagues in the House and Senate, have directed their questions about the Census Bureau’s endangered Survey on Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to Office of Management and Budget Director Rob Portman (letter on SIPP).

Jun 6, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –  Nearly two years after the 9/11 Commission issued its final report, Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chairs of the 9/11 Commission Caucus, again called for Congressional action on the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations which still have not been fully implemented.  They were joined by family members who lost loved ones on September 11th, including Carol Ashley, mother of Janice; Rosemary Dillard, wife of Eddie; Mary Fetchet, mother of Brad & co-founder of Voices of September 11th; Don Goodrich, father of Peter; and Abraham Scott, husband of Janice Marie.
Jun 2, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Government Accountability Office has released a report examining the manner in which the Census Bureau releases data, which found that the Bureau departed from the traditional date and location when releasing recent poverty data and that the Bureau lacks standardized dissemination policies (GAO report).


May 30, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – A Census Bureau news release last week touted a survey that the Bush administration has targeted for elimination as “invaluable” (click here for release – text below). The Survey for Income and Program Participation has tracked income, employment and government programs for more than 20 years, but the Bush FY07 budget would terminate the survey.