Oversight and Government Reform
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
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced legislation today to compensate Richard Barlow, a former high-level CIA and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) counter-proliferation intelligence officer. In the late 1980’s Barlow was essentially forced out of his job after informing his superiors that Congress was being lied to about Pakistan's efforts to acquire nuclear weapons. Within days after expressing his concerns inside OSD, Mr. Barlow was issued a notice of termination and his security clearances suspended based on allegations that he “intended” to blow the whistle to Congress. Despite the fact that Barlow was cleared of any wrongdoing after several investigations, he remains unable to collect a government pension. Rep. Maloney's private relief bill for Barlow (H.R. 6232) would provide him with financial compensation for the some of the losses he has incurred.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.