WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressional Census Subcommittee Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
NEW YORK -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) urged Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson to immediately release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in order to address the crisis caused by high home heating oil prices in the Northeast. The SPR is a national reserve of oil created by the federal government during the 1970s to respond to oil supply shortages. In a letter to Secretary Richardson, Maloney praised the recent decision by President Clinton to increase assistance to low-income residents through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), but urged the Administration to take the next logical step of selling off some of the SPR. In the letter, she explained that only selling off part of the SPR would bring about a significant drop in heating oil and gasoline prices and that action should be taken immediately to provide assistance to all residents of the Northeast.
NEW YORK - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's efforts to obtain adequate resources for the fight against the Asian Longhorned Beetle have proven successful. In recent letters to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Craig Reed, Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Maloney urged that additional resources be provided to fight the tree-killing beetle. Today, the Congresswoman commended President Clinton for significantly increasing resources to combat the beetle in his 2001 budget. The President's recently released budget would provide $4.6 million for APHIS and $2.5 million for the U.S. Forest Service to be used primarily for tree inspections, education and research on the beetle, removal of infested trees, and tree replacement programs.
NEW YORK - President Clinton's budget for Fiscal Year 2001 will contain $5 million for a study on the feasibility of a Second Avenue subway in New York City. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) joined Senator Charles Schumer in commending the President today, saying, "I am extremely pleased to have the President's commitment for a Second Avenue subway and I only wish we had that kind of support from the Governor."