WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, during his weekly radio address, President Clinton announced the recipients of High-Performance Bonus (HPB) Grants for Fiscal Year 1999. (The HPB program was created by the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 to reward states by providing additional funding for those that excel in moving families from welfare to work.) In addition, he announced that the Department of Health and Human Services is issuing proposed regulations to expand the HPB program to include measures that would reward states for doing an exceptional job in providing food stamps and Medicaid to eligible families, thus requiring states to track their success in providing these services. Moreover, beginning immediately, all states that wish to compete for HPB grants would be required to certify that they are taking certain steps to inform eligible families about their options under these programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement this morning:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "According to published reports, an agreement has been reached under which the Interior Department's new oil-valuation rules will go into effect March 15th. If these reports are accurate, this deal represents a tremendous victory for the American taxpayer. This agreement will end the sweetheart deal which lets oil companies shortchange American schoolchildren, states, and Indian tribes of millions of dollars in royalty payments each year. This agreement shows that the days of big oil's dominance in the U.S. Capitol are coming to a long overdue end," Maloney stated.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, after learning about negotiations between the Administration and GOP congressional leaders to trade $1 billion in back dues to the United Nations for language linking the dues payments to restrictions on abortion advocacy, Congressional Women's Caucus Co-Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
It is the day after Election Day, and it is very fitting that today we are unveiling a stamp that the American public VOTED for.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Ken Blackwell, chairman of Steve Forbes' campaign, charged in a 10/27/99 Washington Post article that George W. Bush's latest campaign ads are 'clearly misleading.' I am astounded that Mr. Blackwell would make such a choice of words after being accused by countless Census professionals of distributing a misleading message about the message.
New York - Today, Chancellor Rudolph F. Crew and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined students from MS 167, Senator Wagner Middle School, to listen and learn about the "Census in the Schools" program, a program designed to help children understand the Census, and raise awareness within children's families about the importance of filling out Census forms.