WASHINGTON: US Senators Charles E. Schumer, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Representatives Jerrold Nadler, Peter King, Carolyn Maloney and Gregory Meeks announced today that the two most important New York City mass transit capital projects - East Side Access and the 2nd Avenue Subway - will receive a combined $16.7 million in new federal funding. Also included in the funding package is $5 million for the Cross Harbor Freight Rail Tunnel Study and $3 million for the Jamaica Station Intermodal. Earmarked as part of the 2002 Transportation Appropriations Bill, Schumer, Clinton, Nadler, King, Maloney and Meeks pushed these funding projects through conference committee.
WASHINGTON: The Second Avenue subway got its second boost of the week last night as Congress moved forward with $2 million in funding for the much needed East Side line. A conference committee of the U.S. House and Senate agreed late last night on a final version of the Fiscal Year 2002 Transportation Appropriations bill and it includes funds for the Second Ave subway. The House passed the bill this morning.
WASHINGTON: After learning about the conclusions of the Office of Personnel Management's study on paid parental leave which Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY14) requested as part of the FY01 Treasury Postal appropriations bill, Mrs. Maloney released the following statement:
WASHINGTON: Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) - the former ranking Democrat of the House Census Subcommittee - responded today to a federal court ruling in Oregon that ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to release its statistically corrected count of U.S. residents:
WASHINGTON: The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a $250,000 appropriation for Carnegie Hall to support the Hall's effort to enhance its arts education and cultural enrichment programs. Specifically, the funds will help complete the Hall's Third Stage Project, a new intermediate-sized venue for educational and culturally diverse music initiatives. The $250,000 appropriation was voted on as part of the fiscal year 2002 Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriation conference report. After the Senate votes on the conference report, the President is expected to sign the legislation into law.
WASHINGTON: The U.S. House or Representatives passed an $80,000 appropriation today for the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Inc. and its T.E.E.N. Society Program, a pregnancy prevention initiative for teenagers. The appropriation was voted on as part of the fiscal year 2002 Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations conference report. After the Senate votes on the conference report, the President is expected to sign the legislation into law.