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

Nov 16, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "According to published reports, an agreement has been reached under which the Interior Department's new oil-valuation rules will go into effect March 15th. If these reports are accurate, this deal represents a tremendous victory for the American taxpayer. This agreement will end the sweetheart deal which lets oil companies shortchange American schoolchildren, states, and Indian tribes of millions of dollars in royalty payments each year. This agreement shows that the days of big oil's dominance in the U.S. Capitol are coming to a long overdue end," Maloney stated.

Oct 28, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Ken Blackwell, chairman of Steve Forbes' campaign, charged in a 10/27/99 Washington Post article that George W. Bush's latest campaign ads are 'clearly misleading.' I am astounded that Mr. Blackwell would make such a choice of words after being accused by countless Census professionals of distributing a misleading message about the message.

Oct 25, 1999 Press Release

New York - Today, Chancellor Rudolph F. Crew and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined students from MS 167, Senator Wagner Middle School, to listen and learn about the "Census in the Schools" program, a program designed to help children understand the Census, and raise awareness within children's families about the importance of filling out Census forms.

Oct 1, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Census Bureau Director Ken Prewitt, Congressional Census Subcommittee Chairman Dan Miller (R-FL), and Census Subcommittee Ranking-Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) visited a local census office in Alexandria, Virginia.

Sep 29, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Mr. Blackwell spent this past weekend in California busy campaigning for his Republican presidential hopeful, Steve Forbes. Maybe if Mr. Blackwell were focused on attending to just one of his two day jobs, he would have noticed that his office released an irrelevant report to the Congress on the 2000 Census. There are three reasons why this report is irrelevant :

Sep 28, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Mr. Blackwell spent this past weekend in California busy campaigning for his Republican presidential hopeful, Steve Forbes. Maybe if Mr. Blackwell were focused on attending to just one of his two day jobs, he would have noticed that his office released an irrelevant report to the Congress on the 2000 Census. There are three reasons why this report is irrelevant :

Sep 28, 1999 Press Release
  • On September 22, 1999 the GAO released a report which verified the accuracy of the Census Bureau's financial plan for the 2000 Census.

  • With less than 200 days until Census Day 2000, the Census Bureau needs to buy advertising time, and recruit and interview over 3 million prospective employees in order to hire 860,000 enumerators to actually do the Census. The Bureau needs and deserves funding which is adequate consistent, and predictable.

  • The GAO found the Census Bureau to be helpful, open, and meticulous in sharing information. They that the Census Bureau has crafted itself a smart, timely, and conservative plan for operating the 2000 Census.
Sep 23, 1999 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney released the following statement upon the release of GAO's review of the Census Bureau's budget request:
Sep 23, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "I want to commend both Senator Durbin, Senator Feingold, and especially Senator Boxer for their hard work to defeat this special interest legislation in the Senate. I am outraged that their opponents in the US Senate continue to defend this inexcusable special interest rider. Their opponents are obviously more interested in protecting the greasy hands of big-oil special interests, than in giving America's schoolchildren the money they are entitled to."

Sep 14, 1999 Press Release
Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong opposition to the Sweeney Amendment.

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