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 12, 1997 Press Release

Washington, DC -- November 12, 1997. Delinquent fines, student loans, royalties, and other debts to the U.S. government have rolled into a 50 billion dollar tab- and debtors are doing little about it. The numbers are the topic of hearings being held today in the Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney released a report today, in conjunction with the hearings, which shows the break-down of the debt, and the degree to which the agencies are breaking the law.

Mar 13, 1997 Press Release
Washington, D.C.-- Today, Rep. Maloney requested a legal opinion from the General Accounting Office regarding whether or not the Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) had proper authorization to negotiate royalty settlements with major oil companies.  She also sent a letter to Attorney General Janet Reno asking for the Justice Department’s policy and role in these settlements.  Rep. Maloney has focused attention on two Interior Department negotiated settlements with Exxon and Chevron.  These settlements may have resolved more than $1 billion in outstanding claims for only $218 million.
Jan 27, 1997 Press Release
Washington, D.C.-- Today, Rep. Maloney announced that the Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) may not have had proper authorization to negotiate royalty settlements with major oil companies containing more than a billion dollars in claims.  Maloney has sent a letter to Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt containing a legal analysis questioning the authority of the Department.  Specifically, the letter states that MMS needed the Justice Department’s authorization to resolve settlements over $100,000, settlements which are printed in the Federal Register.  Furthermore, affected States and Indian tribes should have been parties to the negotiations, and since the settlements were in dispute, the Interior Department should have referred the matter to the General Accounting Office for resolution and instruction.
Sep 23, 1996 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC--Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) announced the release of the Congressional report, “Crude Oil Valuation: The Ineffective Response of the Minerals Management Service.”  The House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight issued this report as a follow-up to a hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Management Information and Technology held on June 17, 1996.  Maloney is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee.  The report concludes that the Minerals Management Service has failed to aggressively collect hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid federal oil royalties.
Aug 5, 1996 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC --  Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) announced today that many States are way ahead of the Federl government in collecting unpaid royalties.  The Project on Government Oversight in conjunction with Rep. Maloney released a report today which shows that, outside of California,  oil companies owe the American public between $400 million and $1.3 billion in unpaid oil royalties since 1985.

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