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

Jun 3, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Chris Cannon (R-UT), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Tom Davis (R-VA), Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), Michael Honda (D-CA), Steny Hoyer (D-MD, Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), and Michael Turner (R-OH), to name the new state-of-the-art Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland Maryland the “Thomas Jefferson Census Bureau Headquarters Building” passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. 

Apr 22, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The “Contractors and Federal Spending Accountability Act” (H.R. 3033), legislation introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) to create a comprehensive, centralized database that would more efficiently monitor the federal procurement system and help protect U.S. taxpayer dollars, passed the House today.  Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) also introduced the Senate companion of the bill today.  Currently, no central database exists to help procurement officials track fraudulent contractors who do business with the federal government.

Mar 17, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Albert Wynn (D-MD), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Thomas M. Davis (R-VA), Michael Turner (R-OH), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Chris Cannon (R-UT), Michael Honda (D-CA) and Charles Gonzalez (D-TX) introduced legislation (H.R. 5599) to name the new state-of-the-art Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland Maryland, the “Thomas Jefferson Census Bureau Headquarters Building.”

Mar 12, 2008 Press Release
Washington, DC – The “Contractors and Federal Spending Accountability Act” (H.R. 3033), legislation introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) to create a comprehensive, centralized database that would more efficiently monitor the federal procurement system and help protect U.S. taxpayer dollars, advanced in the House today.  Currently, no central database exists to track fraudulent federal contractors and prevent them from continuing to do business with the federal government.  Maloney’s bill was marked-up and voted out of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  The bill can now advance to the floor for a full House vote.  
Mar 5, 2008 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), delivered the following statement at a joint hearing of the JEC and House Oversight and Government Reform Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia Subcommittee on the subject of paid parental leave for federal employees:
Feb 4, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a long-time champion of the Census and former ranking member on the Government Reform Census Subcommittee, praised the inclusion of full funding for the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) in the Bush Administration’s Fiscal Year 2009 budget proposal that was released today.  The Bush Administration has left funding for this important Census program out of previous budget proposals.

Dec 17, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congress passed S. 2488, The Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007 (OPEN ACT), legislation that attempts to reverse a decline in federal agencies' response time to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  The bill, which is now headed to the President’s desk for his signature, includes language offered by Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) during the bill’s consideration in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that provides a FOIA requester with more information about the exemption under which a deletion has been made from requested material. 

Nov 16, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), co-chair of the Americans Abroad Caucus, has introduced legislation to protect the voting rights of the millions of American citizens currently living overseas.  According to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, about two-thirds of the absentee ballots requested for last year’s general election by overseas Americans were not counted.  Ballots either weren't received in time, were sent to an incorrect address, or filled out incorrectly.

Oct 16, 2007 Press Release
“I especially want to thank outgoing Census Director Louis Kincannon, who has done an exemplary job leading the Census Bureau for the past five years.  This will likely be the last time you appear before us here, and I want to acknowledge your dedication and service. Thank you. 
Sep 14, 2007 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, the President signed into law the Honest Leadership, Open Government Act of 2007, which will end the tight-knit relationship between lobbyists and lawmakers that flourished under previous Congresses.  Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) hailed the new law, which she strongly supported and passed the House by a vote of 396-22 on May 24th.

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