Sep 19, 2000
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), along with Rep. Jim Walsh and other members of the New York Congressional delegation, paid tribute to the retiring Senator from New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Members of the New York delegation spoke from the U.S. House of Representatives floor this morning, sharing stories about and praise for Senator Moynihan.

Members participating in the tribute included: Reps. Peter King, Carolyn McCarthy, Gregory Meeks, Joseph Crowley, Anthony Weiner, Carolyn Maloney, Charles Rangel, Nita Lowey, Sue Kelly, Ben Gilman, Sherwood Boehlert, James Walsh, Maurice Hinchey, John LaFalce, Jack Quinn, and Amo Houghton.

Moynihan has served in the Senate since 1976, and will be retiring at the end of this current legislative session. Representative Maloney began her speech by stating, "Senator Moynihan has always been one of our home grown heroes - our proud gift to the nation." Maloney continued, "The new train station below the 42nd Street post office has not yet been named. I believe it should be named for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan."

"Senator Moynihan's absence will make the Senate a poorer place. I am hopeful that he will remain in the public eye as a strong voice of public conscience. We need him and we will miss him," Maloney ended.