WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, when the Financial Services Committee met to hear the semi-annual report of the Federal Reserve to Congress from Chairman Alan Greenspan, Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) of the Domestic Monetary Policy, Technology, and Economic Growth Subcommittee made the following statement:
NEW YORK: Testifying before a Congressional Subcommittee Field Hearing in New York City this week, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney detailed the continued problem of delays that have been crippling LaGuardia airport. Quoting a December 5th headline from the Los Angeles Times, "Welcome to LaGuardia, Enjoy Your Stay.", Congresswoman Maloney concluded that Congress must continue to limit flights scheduled at LaGuardia airport, citing the crisis of last September, when over 25 percent of all delays in the country occurred at LaGuardia airport, as the possible consequence of future inaction. The following are excerpts from the Congresswoman's testimony:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined several of her colleagues from the House and Senate, individuals suffering from various diseases which will benefit from stem cell research, and organizations supporting stem cell research to send a bipartisan, bicameral message to the President: as you come closer to making your final decisions, we urge you to allow the NIH guidelines to go forward.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After learning that there is a segment of the federal workforce that does not have any health insurance, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Wynn (D-MD), Davis (R-VA), Hoyer (D-MD), Morella (R-MD), and Moran (D-VA) has introduced a bill to study which federal employees are uninsured and why.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Secretary of State Colin Powell released a report mandated by Congress examining the problem of sex trafficking world wide. Though the report did not include the United States in its three tier assessment, the report did include extensive research about the prevalence of trafficking in the U.S., noting that there are presently 45,000 - 50,000 victims in America. The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 mandated this report and also called on the Secretary of State to chair an Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking. When asked in a media briefing today what Secretary of State Powell intends to do to address the problem of sex trafficking in the U.S., the State Department indicated that this would be up to the Task Force, and also indicated that the Task Force had yet to be established. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), who wrote Secretary Powell earlier this week urging the release of this overdue report, released the following statement today:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Postal Service (USPS) decided yesterday to continue delivering mail six days a week. Facing losses approaching $2 billion this year, the USPS was considering the cancellation of Saturday delivery services. After further review, the Board of Governors decided yesterday to drop the plan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "If the report today that the White House is cutting a deal with the Salvation Army is true, then there is reason for grave concern. If it will serve their right wing agenda, the Bush administration will do just about anything, even contradict their signature local control over federal control mantra by overturning local anti-discrimination laws."