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Nov 30, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: US Senators Charles E. Schumer, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Representatives Jerrold Nadler, Peter King, Carolyn Maloney and Gregory Meeks announced today that the two most important New York City mass transit capital projects - East Side Access and the 2nd Avenue Subway - will receive a combined $16.7 million in new federal funding. Also included in the funding package is $5 million for the Cross Harbor Freight Rail Tunnel Study and $3 million for the Jamaica Station Intermodal. Earmarked as part of the 2002 Transportation Appropriations Bill, Schumer, Clinton, Nadler, King, Maloney and Meeks pushed these funding projects through conference committee.

Nov 30, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: The Second Avenue subway got its second boost of the week last night as Congress moved forward with $2 million in funding for the much needed East Side line. A conference committee of the U.S. House and Senate agreed late last night on a final version of the Fiscal Year 2002 Transportation Appropriations bill and it includes funds for the Second Ave subway. The House passed the bill this morning.

Nov 29, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: After learning about the conclusions of the Office of Personnel Management's study on paid parental leave which Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY14) requested as part of the FY01 Treasury Postal appropriations bill, Mrs. Maloney released the following statement:

Nov 27, 2001 Press Release
The World Trade Center is still burning - but the federal government is already wavering on its $20 billion commitment to help New York. We need the ALL federal aid we were promised - not next year, not next month, not tomorrow. We need it yesterday.
Nov 27, 2001 Press Release
NEW YORK: Today, a coalition of New York residents, small businesses, hospitals, and unions detailed the devastating financial costs they incurred as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks. At a morning event at Penn Station, the group urged the U.S. government to provide full and adequate aid to help New York recover from the most costly and tragic attack on the nation since Pearl Harbor.
Nov 15, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) - the former ranking Democrat of the House Census Subcommittee - responded today to a federal court ruling in Oregon that ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to release its statistically corrected count of U.S. residents:

Nov 14, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON: Today, election reform legislation to protect overseas voters moved forward as it was included in a highly anticipated, bipartisan election reform bill introduced in the House.
Nov 9, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON: The U.S. House of Representatives this week appropriated $500,000 for a New York University Medical Center study on the potential causes of high breast cancer rates on Manhattan's East Side, neighborhoods along the East River, and in Rockland County. Specifically, the study will investigate environmental factors that may be related to increased rates of breast cancer. The $500,000 appropriation was voted on as part of the fiscal year 2002 Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriation conference report. After the Senate votes on the conference report, the President is expected to sign the legislation into law.
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Nov 8, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a $250,000 appropriation for Carnegie Hall to support the Hall's effort to enhance its arts education and cultural enrichment programs. Specifically, the funds will help complete the Hall's Third Stage Project, a new intermediate-sized venue for educational and culturally diverse music initiatives. The $250,000 appropriation was voted on as part of the fiscal year 2002 Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriation conference report. After the Senate votes on the conference report, the President is expected to sign the legislation into law.

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Nov 8, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: The U.S. House or Representatives passed an $80,000 appropriation today for the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Inc. and its T.E.E.N. Society Program, a pregnancy prevention initiative for teenagers. The appropriation was voted on as part of the fiscal year 2002 Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations conference report. After the Senate votes on the conference report, the President is expected to sign the legislation into law.

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