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Jul 28, 1999 Press Release
In the past decade we have witnessed great advances for peace and justice throughout the world. We have witnessed the end of the cold war and break-up of the Soviet Union. We have seen the triumph of democracy in South Africa and movement toward peace in the Middle East and in Northern Ireland. These events have been beacons of hope for us all. In the light of these advances, the situation in Cyprus is all the more tragic for that island remains divided by the shackles of occupation and oppression. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the brutal Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus. You don't have to be a Cypriot to feel outrage and pain that parts of Cyprus have been occupied for 25 years.
Jul 27, 1999 Press Release
"I am pleased that the Senate has apparently decided to put the interests of American taxpayers, schoolchildren, and the environment ahead of big oil companies' profits. This action today proves what I have argued all along: that while big oil companies will try every tactic imaginable to avoid paying the royalties the owe, their slick backroom deals won't stand up to the light of day. It is clear that these companies couldn't face the public outrage that their slick deal had generated and had no choice but to give in."
Jul 27, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Just one year ago, Glamour Glove was in jeopardy of losing a major portion of its business to Federal Prison Industries (FPI), the inmate-work program to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP), which runs a centrally-managed chain of 99 factories that employed 20,200 inmate-workers and hard sales of $534.3 million in 1998, making FPI the 35th largest contractor to the Federal Government, just behind IBM with $593.4 million in Government sales.

Jul 22, 1999 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during the House subcommittee markup of the Commerce-Justice-State spending bill, the Republican leadership will reportedly own up to the crisis that they created and declare a budget emergency to fully fund the 2000 Census.
Jul 20, 1999 Press Release

"I want to begin by thanking Martha McSteen, former acting director of the Social Security Administration and president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Sara Burger, National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, Burton Fretz, Executive Director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, and Cindy Wade from the Office of Elder Rights and Protection of Northwest Georgia, for being here today.

Jul 20, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Last year Congress altogether eliminated US contributions to the UNFPA. Because the US did not contribute to the UNFPA, in one year alone an additional 1,200 women and 22,500 infants died during pregnancy and an additional 870,000 women and men were deprived of effective contraception. Since the UNFPA’s inception 30 years ago, the US has been its largest donor," Congresswoman Maloney said in a statement this afternoon.

Jul 17, 1999 Press Release

If there is one bright point that has arisen from the untimely and unexpected death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. it is the unearthing of his many marvelous acts of humanity, which until recently had been uncelebrated, cloaked in John Kennedy Jr.'s humility.

Jul 16, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late last night, an amendment introduced by Congressional Women’s Caucus Co- Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to ensure that none of the funds made available in Treasury, Postal appropriations may be used to implement, administer, or enforce any prohibition on women breastfeeding their children in Federal buildings or on Federal property, passed by a voice vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jul 13, 1999 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, July 15, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Co-Chairs Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sue Kelly (R-NY), along with over 50 other U.S. Congresswomen will unveil the Women’s Caucus Legislative Agenda for the 106th Congress.
Mar 16, 1999 Press Release

Chairwoman Johnson, Ranking Member Cardin and the rest of the Committee members, thank you for allowing me to testify before you. Today we are discussing the role of the government in the area of child care, an issue I have been working on all of my political life.