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May 12, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Legislation to revisit and potentially reverse the FDA’s decision not to make the Plan B® contraceptive, or “Morning-After Pill, available over-the-counter (OTC) was announced today by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) and has already been joined by four of her colleagues. 30 days after enactment of the legislation, the FDA Commissioner would be required to review his Plan B® decision and affirm that it is not based on politics, that it is based on sound science and that it conformed to FDA precedent. Maloney plans to introduce the legislation on Thursday.
May 11, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney said the following regarding the prisoner abuse in Iraq and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld:

May 10, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The General Accounting Office (GAO) has determined that the Department of the Interior's pilot oil and gas program allowing the government to take royalties in barrels of oil rather than cash has produced mixed results, according to U.S. Representatives. Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), who serves as the Ranking Democrat on the House Resources Committee which has jurisdiction over oil and gas development on federal lands, and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).

May 7, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Veterans’ Administration Secretary Anthony Principi today announced a plan for the VA Hospital system, which includes studying the feasibility of moving in-patient services out of the Manhattan VA Hospital to Brooklyn, and/or the feasibility of moving Brooklyn VA Hospital services to Manhattan. This follows the report of the VA’s CARES Commission, which included the same recommendation. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), whose district includes the Manhattan hospital and has stood with New York veterans in opposition to a reduction of services, said the following:

May 7, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Late yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to go against the recommendation of an expert scientific panel and reject over-the-counter (OTC) status for the Plan B contraceptive, the so-called “Morning-After Pill.” In December of last year, the FDA Nonprescription Drugs and Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committees endorsed the idea of making Plan B available OTC by a 23-4 vote. Proponents of the OTC status, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) who has been outspoken in her criticism of the FDA, have been concerned that the FDA would bow to political pressure from the right wing.
May 5, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, a change in the government’s rule for collecting royalties from oil companies producing oil on federal lands was finalized by the Department of the Interior’s Mineral Management Service (MMS). Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who has urged MMS to be cautious with taxpayer money since the rule change was first discussed last year, today reacted with disappointment:

Apr 29, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - A coalition of Members of Congress and top women’s organizations joined together on Capitol Hill today to demand an apology from White House aide Karen Hughes for her comments on CNN last Sunday equating pro-choice values to terrorist values.
Apr 29, 2004 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - For her support of cooperative business, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan and Queens) today received a National Cooperative Business Association Honored Cooperative Award. The award was given to recognize Maloney’s long-time work on behalf of businesses owned and democratically controlled by their members, rather than outside businesses.

Apr 28, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - A month ago, as former White House Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke testified before the commission investigating the 9/11 attacks, Republicans went on the offensive by attacking his credibility and saying that he told an entirely different story in classified testimony before Congress in 2002. Republican leaders called for the declassification of that testimony, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Porter Goss said he began the process for declassification. The testimony has yet to be made public, and Republicans, who were up in arms in March, no longer talk about Clarke’s testimony.
Apr 28, 2004 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Legislation to put each president on the front of the dollar coin over 10 years and revitalize the golden dollar coin program (HR 3916) passed the House Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology today and is now set to go before the full Financial Services Committee. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who introduced the legislation along with Rep. Mike Castle (DE), is the Subcommittee’s Ranking Democrat.