In The News
Each year, hundreds of thousands of students travel to Washington, D.C. to learn more about how our country works and, hopefully, get inspired by it all. They tour the extraordinary museums and walk the halls of the Capitol, taking in the exhibits that showcase the courageous accomplishments of extraordinary individuals who have helped to shape our history.
WASHINGTON — A majority of U.S. House members now support legislation to create a Smithsonian museum dedicated to American women's history, marking a major milestone for a bill first introduced in 1995.
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.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney with workers during construction of the Second Avenue subway. Photo courtesy of Congresswoman Maloney's office
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.