NEW YORK: This weekend New Yorkers learned that two of Central Park’s trees were infested by the Asian Long-horned beetle, a voracious insect that destroys trees. The beetle first appeared in Congresswoman Maloney’s district in 1996 and she has succeeded in obtaining federal funds to combat the beetle ever since. Today, Maloney detailed new federal funds appropriated as part of the Fiscal Year 2002 federal budget to help prevent the spread of the beetle and to assist in eradication efforts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, submitted the following statement at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Housing at which Mel Martinez, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, defended the Administration's HUD budget proposal:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "This was clearly a calculated assault on a woman's right to choose. The intent of this was not for women to have increased access to prenatal care -- but to lay the groundwork for abortion opponents to challenge Roe v Wade. This administration has made it clear that there is at least one promise they intend to keep -- the erosion of women's rights."
Washington, D.C. - At a news conference this morning, Representatives John D. Dingell (D-MI) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released an alarming new report on women in the workforce, which demonstrated that the glass ceiling has actually hardened, rather than shattered, since 1995 for women in management positions. Lorraine Bracco, star of HBO's The Sopranos, joined Dingell and Maloney in publicly releasing the report, which is the first in a continuing series of federally funded studies examining the status of women and the glass ceiling.
WASHINGTON: Today at the White House, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) joined the President and members of the New York and New Jersey delegations to Congress in a bill signing ceremony for the Victims Tax Relief Act of 2001. The new law waives income tax liability for the 2000 and 2001 tax years, and will refund any income taxes paid in those years, for victims of terrorist attacks. It also waives tax liability for money a family receives from a victim's employer, the federal government, and an insurance company.
WASHINGTON: Today, the House of Representatives passed the Help America Vote Act of 2001 to reform the nation's electoral system. In particular, the bill requires states to adopt a uniform system for maintaining the accuracy of voter registration records; a set of uniform standards for what constitutes a vote on different types of voting equipment; and assurances that voters can correct voting errors. Furthermore, the bill authorizes $2.65 billion for Federal election reform, including $400 million to buyout unreliable punch card voting systems and $2.25 billion in Election Fund Payments to help states educate voters, improve equipment, recruit and train poll workers, and improve access for disabled voters. In remarks on the House floor today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) said, "Though this legislation is not exactly everything I would have wanted to see it is a positive step in election reform to ensure that the fiasco of last year's Presidential election is not repeated."