WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, when the House approved the Treasury-Postal Conference Report, an amendment introduced by Congressional Women's Caucus Co-Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to make breastfeeding legal on all federal property passed through the U.S. House of Representatives. After today's passage, Mrs. Maloney's breastfeeding legislation will soon be voted on in the Senate, when the Senate considers the Treasury-Postal Conference Report. After the Senate vote, the amendment may shortly be on its way to being signed into law by the President.
WASHINGTON, DC - "I am confident that tomorrow Congress will rise from its own ashes of big-money influence and do the one thing Americans have been asking us to do for decades: pass campaign finance reform.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "Today's defeat in the Senate of the oil royalties rider proves once again that whenever we debate these issues out in the open, the tax payers always win. Whenever big-money, big-oil companies are able to do their dealings in backrooms, the tax payers always lose.
NEW YORK - "Seventy-nine years ago today, legions of visionary women, and men, celebrated a hard-fought victory: Constitutional ratification of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment made the right for women to vote in America inalienable. With inspiring momentum, from the 1920's to the present, women's votes have step by step changed the course of our country's history. Since the days of Seneca Falls, women have campaigned for our rights to liberty and happiness, and our campaign will not stop until we pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
"I am deeply frustrated to learn that the MTA is only considering a Second Avenue Subway that would end at 63rd Street. Although I am encouraged that there will most likely be money in the MTA’s Capital Plan for the new subway line, it is still clear that the MTA plan is simply inadequate. New York City needs a full length Second Avenue Subway that extends into the financial district.
"With the passage of this bill, we are setting a federal standard - breastfeeding is welcome here!" – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) was joined today by Rep. George Gekas (R-PA), other Members of Congress and representatives from the construction industry, in urging support for H.R. 1219, the Construction Industry Payment Protection Act of 1999.