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

May 7, 2007 Press Release
New York, NY - Today, Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) held a field hearing in New York City on the certification and testing of electronic voting systems.
Mar 14, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1309, the “Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 2007,” which included language offered by Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) that will provide the FOIA requester with more information about why a deletion has been made from requested material. Maloney’s language was adopted during consideration of the legislation in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee  The bill, which passed 308-117, makes several changes that will improve the FOIA process and eliminate many of the problems that exist in today’s system.
Feb 7, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC –   Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) reacted to the Department of Interior’s announcement that an official who may be most responsible for costing the American taxpayers billions of dollars in oil and gas royalties will be promoted to a position that oversees private oil and gas exploration in federal waters nationwide.
Jan 30, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today was a good day for an accurate Census count in 2010, as well as a reprieve for a long standing government survey on poverty in America. On the brink of being underfunded and plunging into disarray shortly before the 2010 count, the House Appropriations Committee today proposed a much-needed infusion of funding in the budget for the Census Bureau.
Jan 19, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed landmark legislation that will revamp the system by which oil and gas companies pay royalties for the natural resources extracted from land owned by American taxpayers. As a complement to those changes, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) is touting legislation she recently reintroduced (H.R. 435) that would help ensure that the federal government uses the most accurate methods to collect royalties on natural resources taken by oil and gas companies from taxpayer-owned land (link to bill).
Jan 12, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – As the Census Bureau enters a crucial moment that will determine the accuracy of the 2010 count, Members of Congress are urging President Bush to quickly fill high-level vacancies at the Bureau with seasoned, non-partisan professionals (letter to president). Already facing severe budget cuts that may hamper its work, the Bureau has been in flux since Director Louis Kincannon and his top deputy, Hermann Habermann, abruptly resigned on the same day in November.

Jan 11, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Census Bureau today released A Child’s Day: 2003, an insightful and informative report on American children’s well-being and daily activity that was produced using data from the Bureau’s Survey on Income and Program Participation (SIPP). In his FY07 budget, President Bush proposed eliminating funding for the SIPP before redesigning it in 2010.
Dec 6, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – New legislation in Congress would help ensure that the federal government uses the most accurate methods to collect royalties on natural resources taken by oil and gas companies from taxpayer-owned land. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) introduced the bill (H.R. 6368), which would direct the National Academy of Engineering to conduct a study analyzing methods that could greatly improve the accuracy of royalty collection on the production of oil, condensate and natural gas under leases of Federal onshore and offshore lands and onshore Indian Tribal lands (text of bill).
Nov 21, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a new report today examining the high rates of hardship – including overcrowded living conditions, difficulty paying for food and the lack of medical care – faced by African American and Latino families (link to report). The informative report was prepared using data from the Census Bureau’s Survey on Income and Program Participation (SIPP).
Nov 14, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As the 2010 Census nears, it appears that the Census Bureau is in turmoil. The Director of the Census Bureau, Louis Kincannon, and his top deputy, Hermann Habermann, stepped down from their positions today. The loss of the two top officials at Census on the same day this close to a decennial count appears to be unprecedented.

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