Latest News

Feb 17, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, in an unprecedented move, the Governor of Arizona, Republican Jane Dee Hull, an avid supporter and the Chair of George W. Bush's Arizona Presidential campaign, went over the head of Arizona's Attorney General, Democrat Janet Napolitano, and sent a notice to the Voting Rights Section of the U.S. Justice Department stating that Arizona is withdrawing its submission to the U.S. Justice Department of the state's anti- sampling law. Until today, Arizona had submitted for clearance, as is mandated under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, its attempt to bar the use of modern statistical methods for re-districting Arizona's state and federal legislative district lines.
Feb 16, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Late last week Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) took another significant step forward for veterans rights. Rep. Maloney, a child of a World War II veteran, introduced H.R. 3571 a bill that would give veterans the freedom to choose where they live. The Veterans Housing Fairness Act of 2000 will allow veterans to use their VA loans to purchase co-ops.
Feb 16, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Hellenic Caucus Co-Chair, meet with Ambassador Al Moses, President's Special Envoy to Cyprus, and Ambassador Thomas Weston, U.S. Special Coordinator to Cyprus, updating the Congress on the proximity talks in Geneva regarding Cyprus.
Feb 14, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Democratic Chair of the Congressional Women's Caucus, introduced H.R. 3634, "Saving Women's Lives through International Family Planning Act of 2000," a bill which provides international family planning funding for the fiscal year 2001. The bill was introduced with 11 original cosponsors: Reps. Greenwood, Pelosi, Gilman, Campbell, Crowley, Morella, Woolsey, Kelly, McKinney, Thurman and Weiner. In the last session of Congress, Rep. Maloney led the crusade to restore US funding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Feb 8, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - This morning, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Democratic Chair of the Congressional Women's Caucus, received the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association's (NFPRHA) reproductive rights award: the Distinguished Public Service Award.
Feb 7, 2000 Press Release

NEW YORK - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's efforts to obtain adequate resources for the fight against the Asian Longhorned Beetle have proven successful. In recent letters to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Craig Reed, Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Maloney urged that additional resources be provided to fight the tree-killing beetle. Today, the Congresswoman commended President Clinton for significantly increasing resources to combat the beetle in his 2001 budget. The President's recently released budget would provide $4.6 million for APHIS and $2.5 million for the U.S. Forest Service to be used primarily for tree inspections, education and research on the beetle, removal of infested trees, and tree replacement programs.

Feb 3, 2000 Press Release

NEW YORK - President Clinton's budget for Fiscal Year 2001 will contain $5 million for a study on the feasibility of a Second Avenue subway in New York City. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) joined Senator Charles Schumer in commending the President today, saying, "I am extremely pleased to have the President's commitment for a Second Avenue subway and I only wish we had that kind of support from the Governor."

Feb 3, 2000 Press Release

"Good Evening, tonight we begin the process of examining Con Edison's plans for their two east side power plants. The development that will result from Con Edison's plans will not only forever change the skyline but also the quality of life along the entire east side of Manhattan. We should not move in haste and this cannot be a closed process. So far, we have lots of questions and few answers.

Feb 2, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This morning, after attending a press conference with Vice President Gore and Senate and House Democrats, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) released the following statement:

Feb 1, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After speaking with both Sister Maria Stephanopoulos, sister to former White House advisor George Stephanopoulos, and Nikki Stepanopoulos, mother of Sister Maria, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the chair of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, sent a letter to Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat expressing her outrage that the Palestinian Authority is using police to forcefully evict Sister Maria Stephanopoulos and another U.S. based religious leader from church property. Rep. Maloney has also been in contact with the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The two American nuns have been secluded in the Jericho Garden Monastery in a two-week standoff with the Palestinian Authority to prevent the monastery from being taken over by the Moscow-based ''Red'' Russian Orthodox Church.

Pages