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 9, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Congressional study released today by members of the House Committee on Government Reform shows that voters in low-income, high-minority districts were, on average, over three times as likely to have their votes for president discarded as were voters in affluent, low-minority districts in the 2000 presidential election.
Jun 27, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - An article that appeared in today's The New York Times details how the rewording of a question on the 2000 Census form about Hispanic ethnicity led to large numbers of Latinos failing to identify themselves in the appropriate ethnic group. The Bureau reported that the number of Dominicans in the city was 406,806, yet city officials believe that number is missing almost 150,000 individuals. The Bureau also reported that the City's Colombian population had dropped by more than 7,000, but this number was expected to increase by 35,000. After reading these press reports, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) called on Congress to hold an immediate hearing to look into how the Census Bureau made this sizable statistical error.
Jun 21, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, when the U.S. House of Representatives considered the Interior Appropriations Bill for FY 2002 (H.R. 2217), the House passed, by voice vote, an amendment targeting the oil royalties scheme authored by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) was ruled into order. The amendment ensures that tax payers do not lose money through the Royalty in Kind program (RIK).
Jun 12, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) testified before the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee hearing on collection and disposition of federal oil and gas royalties taken in-kind.
May 25, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Rep. Carolyn Maloney(D-NY) and Rep. Thomas Reynolds(R-NY) introduced the Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Reform Act, HR 1997, to establish a single set of laws to protect overseas voters.

May 21, 2001 Press Release
Today 16 members of the House Government Reform Committee, led by Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), are filing suit in federal court in Los Angeles against the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of the lawsuit is to compel the Bush Administration to release the adjusted data from the 2000 census.
May 21, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), the former Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee and the founder and Chair of the Congressional Census Caucus, issued the following statement upon the release of the Census 2000 Demographic Profile for New York.

May 17, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) praised President Bush for recommending in his energy package that the Department of Interior and the Department of Health and Human Services bolster LIHEAP funding by using a portion of oil and gas royalty payments. Senator Schumer and Congresswoman Maloney introduced legislation to this effect earlier this spring. Mrs. Maloney's bill in the House "To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to make available for the low-income home energy assistance program 5 percent of moneys received by the United States from onshore Federal oil and gas development," was introduced on March 8, 2001.
Apr 30, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) released a United States Congressional Report that shows overcrowding in a staggering 85% of kindergarten through third grade classrooms in Manhattan school districts one through four. Parents and school officials joined Representative Maloney at P.S. 290 in District 2, to discuss the challenges they face in providing high-quality learning environments for students, while dealing with a teacher shortage, severely limited space for new classrooms, and a growing student population. The report, done through the Committee on Government Reform & Oversight at the request of Representative Maloney, also shows that more than a third of these classrooms are extremely overcrowded according to established national standards. The following comments are excerpts from Maloney's remarks at the event:

Apr 19, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON-- Rep. Carolyn Maloney(D-NY) today urged President Bush not to appoint oil industry insiders to lead the Federal agency charged with the oversight of oil companies' conduct on Federal lands. Recent reports have indicated that President Bush is considering two industry insiders, Tom Sellers of Conoco Inc. and Ben Dillon of the Independent Petroleum Association of America to lead the Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service.