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Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed a bill (HR 2291) introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) to rename Grand Central Station Post Office, located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York City, the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office.”
Jul 9, 2014 Press Release
NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to the construction accident at Asphalt Green “When it comes to construction, safety should be paramount. I am horrified to learn that a drill bit crashed through a fourth floor window at Asphalt Green showering at least one person with glass. I fully support the decision by the city to stop construction on the MTS project following today’s incident and it needs to stay shut down pending a full investigation and until safety at the work site can be examined and improved. The drill bit could just as easily have caused greater damage within the facility or flown onto an Asphalt Green field filled with children at play. This ill-conceived project should not be taking chances with our safety.”
Jun 16, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement in reaction to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report entitled “Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action.” “The CDC just released a report on youth violence. It found that the leading cause of death for young people in America is homicide, and over 80 percent of those homicides are committed with a firearm. The report also says that there is ‘insufficient evidence to determine’ the effectiveness of federal and state firearms laws in preventing this violence. Yet, we don’t have a CDC report on gun violence because for nearly two decades, an NRA-sponsored gag order has been imposed on the CDC, preventing all research into what laws could be enacted to stop this senseless bloodshed. That needs to end.
Jun 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today hosted New York City Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen to discuss New York City’s housing policy with the entire New York City Congressional Delegation. Glen presented the Mayor’s recently released report entitled “Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan.” Maloney is Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE), which has jurisdiction over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) cohosted the meeting.

Jun 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) this week introduced the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014 (H.R. 4842). The bill requires companies with over $100 million in global gross receipts to publicly disclose any measures to prevent human trafficking, slavery and child labor in their supply chains as part of their annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 

Jun 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today introduced new legislation to establish a competitive grant program administered by the National Science Foundation that would encourage more women and minorities to enter the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).


Jun 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement applauding President Obama’s executive order, which allows an additional 318,874 New Yorkers to cap their federal student loan repayments at 10 percent of their income.  


“The President’s expansion of pay-as-you-earn for more graduates will help over 318,000 New Yorkers afford their loan payments each month. This executive order extends a new lifeline to New Yorkers, who acquired debt before October 2007. Many of these students are drowning in student loan debt and have no refinancing options. I’m pleased that these students will be able to access the same manageable loan repayment options available for more recent graduates.”

Jun 5, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) is a member of a Congressional Delegation headed for Normandy to honor the sacrifices made by American troops during the D-Day Invasion 70 years ago. On Friday, June 6, the delegation will take part in observances of the anniversary at Omaha Beach and Sword Beach, in which U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande will participate.

May 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney today reintroduced legislation that would sharply curtail the ability of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) to invest in future transactions that reduce the availability of affordable housing both in New York and nationwide. The bill introduction follows the formation of a Coalition against Predatory Equity in Housing (CAPE) announced earlier this week by  New York City Council Members and Coalition Chairs Dan Garodnick, Jumaane Williams, Mark Levine and Ritchie Torres. Maloney and other elected officials are members of the coalition and announced its creation at a press conference this week (photo).