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

Jul 2, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - With serious questions about voter disenfranchisement particularly in the African-American and poor communities still hanging over the 2000 presidential election in Florida, Rep. Carolyn Maloney has joined an effort to have the United Nations observe this year’s presidential election. Maloney signed on to a letter sent by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan asking him to send election observers from the UN’s Electoral Assistance Division to monitor the election on November 2.
Jun 9, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - With Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) poised to introduce legislation to replace Founding Father Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill with Ronald Reagan, and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) seeking to do the same to the Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), has stepped up in defense of those two historical figures and urged a more cautious approach to changing American money.
May 13, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - To lead the federal government’s effort to combat often-overlooked women’s health issues, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH) and 35 of their colleagues have introduced the “Women’s Health Office Act of 2004.” The bill would make permanent women’s health offices within five federal agencies - the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Apr 22, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Should a terrorist attacks kill more than 100 Members of the House of Representatives, overseas voters will have an opportunity to cast ballots in the special elections that follow, thanks to an amendment attached to the Continuity in Representation Act (HR 2844) today by House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Ike Skelton (MO-04) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14). (PDF of amendment) The amendment gives overseas voters – including men and women of the military – 45 days from the time ballots are mailed to them to return the completed ballots. The original version of the legislation did not address the issue of overseas voters. The Continuity Act passed the House 306-97.
Mar 25, 2004 Press Release
QUEENS, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), a national leader on the federal Census, released the following statement about the test 2004 Census and 2010 Census. Maloney’s statement was released at an event in Western Queens with the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) and other members of the Latino Advisory Committee on the Census, together with Assemblyman Jose Peralta and New York City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate and other New York City elected officials. Maloney’s statement follows:
Jan 28, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today GAO released its report 2010 Census: Cost and Design Issues Need to Be Addressed Soon (http://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/olddocs/census/GAO_Census_2010.pdf ). This report, coupled with the recent report from the National Academy of Sciences, The 2000 Census: Counting Under Adversity, suggest the 2010 census may already be in jeopardy. The National Academy cited two major problems with the 2000 census: "the error-plagued development of the Master Address File (MAF) and the poorly managed enumeration of residents of group quarters." GAO states bluntly that the modernization of the MAF/Tiger system "will not reengineer the MAF process." Planning for improved coverage of group quarters was not even mentioned in the GAO report.

Oct 9, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - To loosen the grip that firms such as Halliburton have on the Iraqi reconstruction effort and to ease the burden of reconstruction on the American taxpayer, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Henry A. Waxman (CA-30) and Maurice Hinchey (NY-22) today introduced the "Clean Contracting in Iraq Act of 2003" (H.R. 3275). The bill would achieve the following:

Sep 26, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Census Bureau released its annual poverty and income statistics, which is breaking from tradition, since the numbers are released year-in and year-out at the National Press Club on a Tuesday or Thursday. 1.7 million more Americans fell into poverty in 2002. The poverty rate rose from 11.7% to 12.1%. Median household income declined 1.1%. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who criticized the Administration for moving the announcement of the statistics to Suitland, Maryland on a Friday - a low-profile time and place - said that the declining economic indicators are proof that the Administration purposely made the move.

Sep 23, 2003 Press Release
SUITLAND, MD - Are you used to the annual poverty and income statistics being delivered every year like clockwork in downtown Washington at the National Press Club on a Tuesday or Thursday in late September? Are you having trouble finding them this year? That's because the Bush administration has set up a challenging game of hide and seek for the press - and the public - to find the data.
Jul 17, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) along with Reps. Gary Miller (R-CA), Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), Major Owens (D-NY), Edolphus Towns (D-NY), and Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced the Contractor Accountability Act of 2003, which would improve Federal agency oversight of contracts with private companies and strengthen accountability of the government-wide debarment and suspension system. This legislation stems from a long commitment to increased disclosure in government contracts and a revised report and database of contractor irresponsibility by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) www.pogo.org. <http://www.pogo.org.>