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Oct 9, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - To loosen the grip that firms such as Halliburton have on the Iraqi reconstruction effort and to ease the burden of reconstruction on the American taxpayer, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Henry A. Waxman (CA-30) and Maurice Hinchey (NY-22) today introduced the "Clean Contracting in Iraq Act of 2003" (H.R. 3275). The bill would achieve the following:

Oct 8, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives commending the women of Afghanistan for their participation in Afghan government and civic society and advocating Kathy Lydon 53515 for the inclusion of women's rights in the Afghan constitution.

Oct 7, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Concerns that New Yorkers will never see all of the $21.4 billion promised to them for 9/11 recovery have been validated by a brand new General Accounting Office (GAO) report ( ). Specifically, the report, requested by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan and Queens) and Charles Rangel (Harlem), states that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not keeping tabs on how much of the Liberty Zone tax benefits are being used, and that there will never be adequate actual accounting for this aid.

Oct 7, 2003 Press Release

NY, NY (Oct. 7, 2003): Today, in front of the Manhattan VA Hospital at 23rd St. and 1st Ave. in Manhattan, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, and Council Member Margarita López stood with veterans from all over New York City to demand that the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) retract a proposal that would eviscerate health care services at the vital Manhattan medical facility for veterans.

Oct 3, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congress took a giant step towards the arrest and conviction of thousands of rapists who will be caught through the improved use of DNA technology this week. Debbie Smith, a rape survivor and advocate for stronger use of DNA evidence in sexual assault investigations, and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), the original author of "The Debbie Smith Act," joined Sens. Orrin Hatch (UT), Joseph Biden (DE), and Patrick Leahy (VT), and Reps. James Sensenbrenner (WI-05), William Delahunt (MA-10), Ray LaHood (IL-18), and John Conyers (MI-14) on October 1, 2003 to announce the introduction of the "Advancing Justice Through DNA Technology Act of 2003." The bipartisan legislation will ensure that DNA evidence is used to send rapists to prison and to protect the innocent from wrongful convictions.
Oct 1, 2003 Press Release
I rise today to honor of the 43rd Anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus. It was on this day in 1960 that Cyprus became an independent republic after decades of British colonial rule.
Sep 30, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - According to press reports today, President Bush, amidst the arrival Hurricane Isabel in Washington, submitted the nomination of Louise Oliver, former president of the controversial partisan political organization GOPAC, for the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Rep. Carolyn Maloney has sent a letter to Senator Joseph Biden (DE), Ranking Member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which will consider Oliver's appointment, urging a full investigation of Oliver's fitness for the position. Among GOPAC's most egregious examples of intolerance are:
Sep 26, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Census Bureau released its annual poverty and income statistics, which is breaking from tradition, since the numbers are released year-in and year-out at the National Press Club on a Tuesday or Thursday. 1.7 million more Americans fell into poverty in 2002. The poverty rate rose from 11.7% to 12.1%. Median household income declined 1.1%. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), who criticized the Administration for moving the announcement of the statistics to Suitland, Maryland on a Friday - a low-profile time and place - said that the declining economic indicators are proof that the Administration purposely made the move.

Sep 24, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Despite previous affirmations from the Administration about the need to change the Homeland Security grant formula that leaves the nation's top terrorist targets shortchanged, the House passed a Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Report (HR 2555) that keeps the formula intact. According to The New York Times, in this year's budget, Wyoming will get $9.78 per person for homeland security while California and New York, two high-threat states, will get only $1.33 and $1.40 per person, respectively. Congress has now approved $1.7 billion last year and another $1.7 billion this year under this funding formula.
Sep 23, 2003 Press Release
SUITLAND, MD - Are you used to the annual poverty and income statistics being delivered every year like clockwork in downtown Washington at the National Press Club on a Tuesday or Thursday in late September? Are you having trouble finding them this year? That's because the Bush administration has set up a challenging game of hide and seek for the press - and the public - to find the data.