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

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.
Dec 28, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Census Bureau still is not fully capable of assessing the quality of its data, despite some progress since the 2000 Census, according to the Government Accountability Office (http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0586.pdf). Four years ago questions arose about the ability of the Bureau to determine the data’s quality. The new GAO report says that standards were never in place to assess the quality in 2000. Furthermore, the report states that while limited improvements and standards have been implemented since then, the Bureau must accelerate its efforts to review data quality and implement new standards in time for the 2010 Census.

Dec 16, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Chairs of the 9/11 Commission Caucus, who were the House sponsors of the Collins-Lieberman legislation, are eagerly anticipating the signing of the 9/11 Commission bill and looking forward to further action on the commission’s recommendations next year. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CT), who introduced a change to the House Rules to reorganize the oversight of intelligence and homeland security (H Res 837) , said today that they will reintroduce that proposal early next year.

Dec 7, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Tonight, the 9/11 Commission bill finally passed the House of Representatives, 336-75. Reps. Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who introduced the Collins-Lieberman legislation in the House and are Chairs of the 9/11 Commission Caucus, released the following joint statement:
Dec 1, 2004 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congressmembers Christopher Shays (CT) and Carolyn Maloney (NY), Co-Founders of the 9/11 Commission Caucus, joined with family members of those lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center – September 11, 2001 – to urge Congress to stop stalling and act now and pass the “9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act.”

Nov 20, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congress recessed today without enacting the intelligence reform born out of the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations. Reps. Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who chair the 9/11 Commission Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation in the House to enact the commission's recommendations and have strongly advocated quick enactment of bipartisan reform, today said the decision to again postpone intelligence reform is a dangerous one. The partners released the following joint statement:
Oct 28, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - A Member of the House Government Reform Committee wants to ensure a thorough and proper investigation into Army contracts with Halliburton by the Department of Defense Inspector General. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) has sent an official request to Pentagon IG Joseph Schmitz, writing that such a probe is important for the American taxpayer (PDF).

Oct 26, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today’s Congress Daily PM reports that House Republicans see no need to finalize intelligence reform legislation quickly because of the results of a public opinion poll. Republican aides are also quoted expressing confidence in their position because intelligence reform is not an issue that ranks high with the public, according to their polls.

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