WASHINGTON, DC – In response to President Trump’s announcement that he will ban transgender Americans from serving in the U.S. military, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) and this week introduced H.Con.Res. 72, which expresses the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that state courts should improve adjudications of custody issues in instances where family violence is alleged.
New legislation would triple prison sentence to 15-years
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) and Dave Trott (R-MI-11) introduced the bipartisan Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation (SAFE) Act, legislation that would increase the federal penalty for female genital mutilation from 5 years to 15 years in prison and encourage states to implement reporting requirements for suspected genital mutilation:
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) mourns the death of Betty Dukes, the named plaintiff in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, the Supreme Court case that limited the availability of class action status for plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congresswomen Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Ann Wagner (R-MO) sent a joint letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling on the Department of Justice to open an immediate criminal investigation into Backpage.com’s knowing advertisement and facilitation of online sex trafficking.
Congresswoman to reintroduce her Supporting Working Moms Act, which provides workplace protections for breastfeeding and pumping mothers
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NEW YORK—Following the horrific shooting of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:
“The cold-blooded assassination of Officer Miosotis Familia, while she was sitting in a police vehicle in the Bronx early this morning, was a horrific and contemptible act of mindless savagery.
Joint Economic Committee Democrats released a video today highlighting the impact TrumpCare would have on American families. The video features Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), House Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee.
WASHINGTON — The long, hard fight to reauthorize funds for 9/11 survivors is finally coming to an end.
Congress is expected to approve the renewal of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — There’s new hope that the law providing health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 attacks will continue.
WASHINGTON -- A new bill to aid ailing 9/11 responders was on the cusp of completion Tuesday, with legislators and staff scrambling to tie up the last details, lawmakers and sources said.
When all is said and done, the new James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act should weigh in at about $8 billion.
After tirelessly lobbying Congress since late summer, the first responders who spent months working at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, are set to finally receive lifetime medical care for the illnesses attributable to their time on "the pile."
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 I was driving into New York City for work. In truth, most Americans remember where they were that dark day. But judging from the federal government’s unacceptable delay in reauthorizing the Zadroga Act, some members of Congress seem to have forgotten.
The first responders and survivors of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, share a common bond.
WASHINGTON -- Congress is finally responding.
Over 14 years after terrorists hijacked planes to strike the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, lawmakers on Capitol Hill cut a deal Tuesday to provide effectively permanent health care for the thousands of Americans who are now sick and dying because they came forward to help that day.
John Feal is a tired man.
The 49-year-old Long Islander has made 22 trips to Washington in the past 11 months, leading groups of fellow construction workers and 9/11 responders to plead with members of Congress and staff to renew $8 billion in aid for those who fell sick after working at Ground Zero.
The poor treatment of 9/11 first responders started before the toxic dust had settled, with federal officials declaring the air safe to breathe and the mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, putting progress with the cleanup ahead of worker safety.
No one in charge insisted the job get done right, just that it get done.