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Jul 12, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Eighty New York hospitals stand to lose approximately $65 million in FY05 and $700 million over the next 10 years in Medicare reimbursements because three New Jersey counties with much lower average hourly wages have been unnecessarily added onto the current New York metropolitan statistical area (MSA), say a united group of New York Members of Congress. In a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Mark McClellan, Reps. Charles Rangel (Harlem), Peter King (Seaford), Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan and Queens) and the entire New York delegation urge McClellan to reverse his decision to expand the New York MSA and instead maintain the current boundaries for the purposes of the Medicare program (PDF of letter).
Jul 12, 2004 Press Release
QUEENS, NY - Today, with a number of concerned residents from Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney announced two separate funding streams totaling $825,000 for the repair of a dangerous seawall along the Queens shore line that currently has life-threatening gaps, holes and cracks in it, right next to hundreds of units of family housing.
Jul 9, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - To force the Department of Defense to take action on the problem of poor care for servicewomen and men who have been sexually assaulted, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Diane Watson (CA-33) and 46 other Members of Congress wrote to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today asking for immediate, concrete measures to support victims of sexual assault (PDF of letter). Members also asked for a timeline of when the recommendations made in DoD’s recently released Department of Defense Task Force Report on Care for Victims of Sexual Assault will be implemented. Members say that the report does little to actually help the victims but instead makes long-term, broad recommendations that do nothing to help the victims now.
Jul 8, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens) urged her House colleagues to pass the “Freedom to Read” amendment, during debate on H.R. 4754, the Fiscal Year 2005 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations bill. The “Freedom to Read” amendment failed to pass the House of Representatives by a vote of 210-210-1 after the Republican Leadership held the vote open for more than twice its allotted fifteen-minute time limit. The “Freedom to Read” amendment would have passed the House if not for the Republican leadership taking an extra fifteen minutes to twist the arms of its members.
Jul 8, 2004 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) called for greater accountability from businesses that use subcontractors who repeatedly violate fair labor laws, as New York City workers and labor rights advocates held an event in Manhattan to draw attention to the problem.
Jul 6, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - In a letter to Health and Human Service Secretary Tommy Thompson, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) asked for his response to reports that an ad campaign to promote breastfeeding was watered down due to pressure from the baby formula industry (Click here). Though numerous medical studies have shown breastfeeding to be extremely beneficial for children’s health and development, an ABC News report (“Milk Money,” June 4, 2004) indicated that HHS made a number of changes to the Ad Council’s original campaign following meetings with industry officials. Meanwhile, breastfeeding advocates were not granted meetings with HHS.
Jul 6, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - The Greek Cypriots’ recent vote to reject the UN settlement plan for Cyprus should be construed as opposition to the UN’s plan, not as opposition to the overall concept of ending the division of Cyprus, 95 lawmakers say in letters to President Bush, Secretary of State Powell and UN Secretary General Annan (Click here). Reps. Michael Bilirakis (FL-09) and Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who head the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, along with their colleagues, have asked Bush, Powell and Annan to “reflect on legitimate concerns” Greek Cypriots had with the UN plan. Those included:
Jul 2, 2004 Newsletter

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I would like to share with you some of the important issues I have been working on in Washington as we head into summer.

Jul 2, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - With serious questions about voter disenfranchisement particularly in the African-American and poor communities still hanging over the 2000 presidential election in Florida, Rep. Carolyn Maloney has joined an effort to have the United Nations observe this year’s presidential election. Maloney signed on to a letter sent by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan asking him to send election observers from the UN’s Electoral Assistance Division to monitor the election on November 2.
Jun 21, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - As reported in today's New York Times, the Bush administration is once more doing the bidding of right-wing, anti-abortion groups in threatening to de-fund any organization that cooperates with UNFPA, the UN Population Fund.