In The News
Today US lawmakers will try once more to drag their country into the modern era in regard to an age-old problem: money-laundering. Five members of Congress from both parties will announce bills in the House and Senate that would force American firms to disclose who actually owns them.
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate unveiled bipartisan legislation on Wednesday they say will pierce the veil on shadowy corporate ownership.
Momentum for a museum of women’s history on the National Mall is building, with 198 lawmakers signing on to co-sponsor legislation to create it.
That’s a jump from 150 co-sponsors on June 6, a surge in support that is edging closer to a House majority.
To the Editor:
“Women Interrupted” (Business Day, June 15) sheds important light on a phenomenon women know all too well.
Folks are coming out against the city's plan to build high-end housing on public-housing land, according to the Daily News.
In 1992, when New York City Democrat Carolyn Maloney won her congressional seat, the number of female representatives nearly doubled overnight to 47; she was part of the largest female contingent ever voted into the 435-member chamber in a single election. Maloney quickly bonded with 10-term Colorado Democrat Patricia Schroeder, who'd been one of 16 women in her first term.
New York's Congressional reps slammed President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, and called for a special prosecutor to take over the investigation into Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.
Manhattan Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney announced last night she would renew her effort to get the long-stalled Equal Rights Amendment passed, arguing that the era of President Donald Trump is even more reason to get the amendment through.