NEW YORK: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) joined a coalition of community groups today to announce the formation of the 23rd Street Partnership, a community improvement project that seeks to reduce homelessness by providing job-skills training and employment in community-improvement projects for low-income men and women. Maloney said of the Partnership, "If anyone ever tells you that a small group of people working together to make a difference doesn't have an impact, tell them to check out the 23rd Street Partnership where a few good people are helping to change a neighborhood and improve lives."
New York, NY - "With the passing of Henry B. Gonzalez our country has lost a true American hero. Since coming to Washington during the Kennedy Administration, Chairman Gonzalez worked tirelessly as an advocate for the poor and disenfranchised. He will be long remembered for his successful leadership as Chairman of the Banking Committee and his willingness to take up causes and spearhead investigations of subjects that others were afraid to approach.
ASTORIA, QUEENS: At a special meeting of the Marine Terrace Tenants Association tonight, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Queens, Manhattan) announced recent actions to protect tenants from losing their homes through renewal of their expiring Section 8 housing contract.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), Democratic Chair of the Congressional Women's Caucus, hailed the passage of the Foreign Operations Appropriations bill in the House, which will restore and increase the United State's commitment to international family planning. The successful bill raises USAID funding to $425 million, up from $385 million last year, and removes anti-democratic Gag Rule restrictions. Maloney released the following statement after the House vote:
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia in a unanimous three judge opinion has told Virginia that it will not approve its attempt to avoid accurately counting Virginia's Black, Hispanic, Asian and American Indian Population.
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee, released the following statement on the Commerce Department's announcement today, that they have put in place a new rule returning to the Census Bureau the ability to decide whether or not to issue corrected Census data for the 2000 Census.