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

Jan 19, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens ) joined her Democratic colleagues in unveiling a tough new plan to end the corrupt practices that have flourished under the Republican leadership of Congress.  House and Senate Democrats unveiled their "Honest Leadership, Open Government" plan at the Library of Congress, flanked by an audience of groups dedicated to protecting the public trust.
Dec 16, 2005 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today’s news reports that the National Security Agency was authorized to monitor American citizens and foreign nationals in the United States in 2002 have given a new urgency to the push for a strong Civil Liberties Board, as recommended by the 9/11 Commission. The board, in a weakened form, was created as part of last year’s landmark intelligence reform bill.
Dec 6, 2005 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Government Reform Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census held a hearing on a constitutional amendment to remove non-citizen residents from the Census count. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) acted as the ranking Democrat and made the following statement in opposition to the amendment:

“Thank you Mr. Chairman. I appreciate your fairness in handling this hearing, and I always enjoy working with you. I wish Census Director Kincannon could have been here to discuss this proposed change to the way his agency does business.

Jul 25, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Congress honored former President Bill Clinton today with a Congressional Resolution marking his birthday, which is on August 19. Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle spoke on the House floor, particularly in praise of President Clinton’s recent work on the tsunami recovery. He will turn 59 this year.
Jun 30, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - After a deal struck on the House floor last night, the initial budget of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board created in last year’s landmark 9/11 Commission bill will be doubled to $1.5 million. The board would have had a $750,000 budget under the original FY06 Transportation, Treasury and Housing Appropriations bill, which is now on the House floor. Recognizing that such a level of funding is insufficient for a board tasked with monitoring civil liberties at multiple federal departments, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Christopher Shays (R-CT) - Chairs of the 9/11 Commission Caucus - and Tom Udall (D-NM) offered the amendment to expand the board’s beginning budget.
Jun 21, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), which was officially created in the landmark Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, is still not fully operational, and now Congress will keep close tabs on its progress. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and Christopher Shays (CT-3) today offered and successfully attached an amendment to the Intelligence Authorization bill that requires the Director of National Intelligence to report to Congress on the status of the NCTC every 30 days.
May 17, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Maloney offered an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for 2006 (HR 1817) that would strengthen the Civil Liberties Review Board to achieve what the 9/11 Commission recommended as the way to improve our homeland security and intelligence systems while protecting America’s civil liberties. The House Rules Committee blocked the amendment, which prevents Maloney from even the opportunity to offer the amendment on the House floor for consideration by all Members.
Mar 15, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The Civil Liberties Board that oversees all federal intelligence and security agencies has been made powerless, according to a 9/11 Commission member, the ACLU and Members of Congress. They stood together on Capitol Hill today as Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the board, which was envisioned by the 9/11 Commission and created in last year’s landmark intelligence reform bill.
Feb 10, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Co-Chairs of the 9/11 Commission Caucus, have again requested the Attorney General to release the 9/11 Commission monograph on civil aviation matters. According to the New York Times, the monograph was released to the National Archives two weeks ago and holds evidence of forewarning terrorists’ intentions to hijack planes for suicide missions.
Jan 4, 2005 Press Release
 WASHINGTON, DC - The House today passed a rules package for the 109th Congress that did not even come close to the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation for strengthening Congressional oversight of homeland security and intelligence, said 9/11 Commission Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). In its report, the commission wrote that Department of Homeland Security officials currently answer to 88 different committees and subcommittees - far too many for effective oversight or direction from Congress. While the new Rules that passed today do make the Homeland Security Committee permanent, they do not give it exclusive jurisdiction over homeland security issues.

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