WASHINGTON, DC - An amendment to cap the Department of Homeland Security’s ever-growing list of “high-threat” entities so that only cities truly at risk receive money from the Urban Area Security Initiative was voted down 292-113 during consideration of the Homeland Security Appropriations bill today. New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and Charles Rangel (NY-15) offered the amendment, which would have maintained the list of eligible entities at its current level, 80.
WASHINGTON, DC - Each of America’s presidents may soon have a turn on the front of the dollar coin. Reps. Mike Castle (R-DE) and Carolyn Maloney’s (D-NY) bill that aims to bring a financial windfall to the U.S. Treasury and teach history by rotating each president on the coin over ten years is being marked up by the full Financial Services Committee and will next be on the House floor for consideration. Castle and Maloney hope the presidential coins will jump start the sluggish dollar coin program and come close to the success of the popular state quarters - a program that has inspired history lessons and netted the Treasury $4 billion over its first 5 years.