WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After learning that there is a segment of the federal workforce that does not have any health insurance, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Wynn (D-MD), Davis (R-VA), Hoyer (D-MD), Morella (R-MD), and Moran (D-VA) has introduced a bill to study which federal employees are uninsured and why.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Secretary of State Colin Powell released a report mandated by Congress examining the problem of sex trafficking world wide. Though the report did not include the United States in its three tier assessment, the report did include extensive research about the prevalence of trafficking in the U.S., noting that there are presently 45,000 - 50,000 victims in America. The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 mandated this report and also called on the Secretary of State to chair an Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking. When asked in a media briefing today what Secretary of State Powell intends to do to address the problem of sex trafficking in the U.S., the State Department indicated that this would be up to the Task Force, and also indicated that the Task Force had yet to be established. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), who wrote Secretary Powell earlier this week urging the release of this overdue report, released the following statement today:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Postal Service (USPS) decided yesterday to continue delivering mail six days a week. Facing losses approaching $2 billion this year, the USPS was considering the cancellation of Saturday delivery services. After further review, the Board of Governors decided yesterday to drop the plan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "If the report today that the White House is cutting a deal with the Salvation Army is true, then there is reason for grave concern. If it will serve their right wing agenda, the Bush administration will do just about anything, even contradict their signature local control over federal control mantra by overturning local anti-discrimination laws."
Washington, D.C.: A report released today by the National Archives highlights a recently disclosed document declassified under the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act showing that the United States may have learned about the Holocaust earlier than previously had been known. A November 24, 1941 dispatch from the Chilean consul in Prague to the Chilean government, believed to have been intercepted by British intelligence, stated, "The Jewish problem is being partially solved in the (Nazi) Protectorate, as it has been decided to eradicate all the Jews and send some to Poland...The German triumph will leave Europe freed of Semites..." This document appears in the files of the United States Coordinator of Information (COI), a predecessor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the Central Intelligence Agency, by March 20, 1942 - one of the earliest indications in British and U.S. files of the overall Nazi policy toward the Jewish population of Europe.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, after learning that Citigroup decided to suspend the sale of single premium credit insurance, Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy, Technology, and Economic Growth Ranking Member Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement: