WASHINGTON, DC - Reps. Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) were joined by Family Steering Committee members today urging the House to pass a "clean" bill based on the 9/11 Commission report and legislation introduced by Senators Collins and Lieberman.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing S. 1700, the “Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology Act of 2003” out of committee. The legislation, which will bring long overdue justice to rape victims and their families, passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly on November 5, 2003, 357-67.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Commerce, responding to a request from the Department of Homeland Security, entered into an agreement to provide the Mexican government access to U.S. Census Bureau data on the value of exports. Leading Democrats on the House Government Reform Committee are urging Commerce Secretary Don Evans, who authorized the data sharing, to halt the practice (PDF).
WASHINGTON, DC - Former President Bill Clinton, who turned 58 on August 19 and is currently recovering from heart surgery, was honored by a Congressional resolution marking his birthday that passed the U.S. House of Representative today (H Res 717). The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), also came with wishes for good health on the House floor today.
After an unusually busy August, Congress is back in session and considering important legislation. Here’s an update about some of the main issues I have been working on recently:
WASHINGTON, DC - In response to a report published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showing high levels of lasting illness among rescue and recovery workers to the September 11, 2001 attacks, Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement: