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

Sep 30, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - To address the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that congressional oversight ought to be consolidated and strengthened, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) have proposed changes to the House Rules to reorganize Congress (PDF). The Rules changes would include three main actions:
Sep 24, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Chairs of the 9/11 Commission Caucus will introduce in the House the Collins-Lieberman National Intelligence Reform Act, as reported out of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.
Sep 22, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Americans living overseas may be shut out of voting in the coming elections. The Pentagon is blocking access to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website for internet service providers in 25 countries, claiming that it needs to protect this website from hackers. Americans in countries including Great Britain, France, Spain, and Japan are unable to access this site, violating the program’s mission to help Americans overseas vote.
Sep 20, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Commerce, responding to a request from the Department of Homeland Security, entered into an agreement to provide the Mexican government access to U.S. Census Bureau data on the value of exports. Leading Democrats on the House Government Reform Committee are urging Commerce Secretary Don Evans, who authorized the data sharing, to halt the practice (PDF).

Aug 30, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Despite reports today suggesting that the Census Bureau has ended its policy of supplying law enforcement with information on Arab-Americans, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), former Ranking Member of the House Census Subcommittee, says that while a level of bureaucracy was added, not much has changed. During the Bush Administration, Census Bureau employees have freely supplied the Department of Homeland Security with information on where Arab-Americans live. Under the new policy announced today, an Associate Director of the Bureau must now approve such an action.

Jul 30, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY), former ranking member of the House Census Subcommittee, released the following statement today in response to a press report that the Census Bureau assisted the Department of Homeland Security in preparing tabulations of the location by zip code of concentrations of Arab Americans:

Jul 27, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - To help ensure the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations are implemented as soon as possible, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) will introduce legislation to extend the Commission until it deems most of its recommendations have been enacted into law.

Jul 27, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and William Lacy Clay (D-MO) have introduced legislation (HR 4969) to protect the objectivity of scientific data. The bill would require the annual poverty estimate and the National Assessment of Educational Progress to be subject to certain guidelines on the release of the information to the public. Maloney and Clay drafted the legislation because of concerns with the politicization of data by the Bush Administration on important issues ranging from worker safety to emergency contraceptives.
Jul 21, 2004 Press Release

Bill targets Republican leadership ignoring rules on floor votes, calling the cops on fellow Members, unethical redistricting, among other actions

WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to ensure that the American people are fully in control of Congress - the people’s house - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) today introduced the “Restoring Democracy to the U.S. Congress Act of 2004.” This legislation would enact ten specific changes to House and Senate rules. These ten provisions directly relate to abuses under Republican control of the U.S. Congress that have shut down open debate in Washington and prevented accurate representation of the American people.

Jul 8, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens) urged her House colleagues to pass the “Freedom to Read” amendment, during debate on H.R. 4754, the Fiscal Year 2005 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill. The “Freedom to Read” amendment failed to pass the House of Representatives by a vote of 210-210-1 after the Republican Leadership held the vote open for more than twice its allotted fifteen-minute time limit. The “Freedom to Read” amendment would have passed the House if not for the Republican leadership taking an extra fifteen minutes to twist the arms of its members.

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