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.

Legislation

Legislation

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

May 25, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The elimination of a key Census Bureau survey, as proposed by the Bush administration, would prevent the production of important studies on income and health insurance. One such eye-opening study was released Wednesday by The Commonwealth Fund, revealing that young adults are the fastest growing uninsured population in the United States. Utilizing existing data, the researchers were able to analyze the age of the uninsured, as well as the length of time they go without health insurance.
May 18, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – At a time when oil and gas values are up and oil and gas companies are making record profits, Congress took action today that will help states and tribes ensure that royalties owed on resources taken from their lands are paid in full. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and George Miller (D-CA) successfully amended the Interior Appropriations bill (H.R. 5386) to increase by  $1 million the funds available for states and tribes to conduct auditing. Data has shown that for every $1 dollar spent auditing the royalties program, $5 in money that is owed to governments or tribes is returned to them.
Apr 7, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Bipartisan legislation reintroduced in Congress would help federal workers care for new additions to their families. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY); Tom Davis (R-VA), chairman of the House Government Reform Committee; and Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Minority Whip, have sponsored the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (H.R. 5148), which would give civil servants six weeks of paid leave for the birth of a child or an adoption. Currently, federal workers have to use annual leave and sick leave to care for their newborns.

Apr 3, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Members of Congress are expressing concern about the new federal program for collecting mineral royalties owed on Tribal and Indian lands. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), joined by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA), George Miller (D-CA), Edward Markey (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), have asked Johnnie Burton, Director of the Minerals Management Service (MMS), for answers (letter to Burton: http://maloney.house.gov/documents/govreform/oil/20060403ltrMMS.pdf). MMS’s new program, which was initiated in 2001, focuses on compliance reviews of company royalty reports rather than full audits conducted under U.S. Government Auditing Standards. Compliance desk reviews are also being used for collecting royalties owed federal taxpayers and State governments.

Mar 16, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced legislation that strengthens the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and requires the President to provide a specific funding line for the Board.  The 9-11 Commission Civil Liberties Board Act addresses the concerns the 9/11 Commission expressed in their Final Report Card, in which the Administration received a "D" for its "very little urgency" and "insufficient" funding for the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. 
Mar 14, 2006 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - During a news conference today, lawmakers announced landmark whistleblower protection legislation for federal workers and contractors. The legislation authored by Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Edward Markey (D-MA) in the House (H.R. 4925) and Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) in the Senate will give protection for whistleblowers who risk their careers to stand up for the American people.

Mar 10, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Twenty-nine U.S. Senators and forty-two Members of Congress have sent a letter to President Bush asking him to reverse the administration’s decision to eliminate a Census Bureau survey that is critical for evaluating American living standards and the effectiveness of government programs such as unemployment insurance, food stamps, Medicaid, and welfare. The President’s budget would eliminate the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), the only large-scale government survey that collects high-quality, policy-relevant data on the economic well-being of American families over time.
Feb 21, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - As the Los Angeles Times reported this week, the Civil Liberties Oversight Board, created as part of the landmark intelligence reform bill in December 2004, has yet to begin working due to inadequate resources and delays in the appointment and confirmation process. A bipartisan group of 23 Members of Congress - led by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Christopher Shays (R-CT), Tom Udall (D-NM) and House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS) - is urging the president to give the board adequate resources and to support legislation that would give the board more power (view PDF document).
Feb 16, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens), together with Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) and 4 other Democratic colleagues, has introduced legislation this week to save taxpayers billions of dollars now slated to go directly to large oil and gas companies earning record profits.
Jan 23, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The New York Times reported today that oil and gas companies shortchanged the government and American taxpayers last year by as much as $700 million in royalty payments due for extracting natural gas from public land. In response, high-ranking Members of Congress are demanding hearings on the matter.

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