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Jan 31, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY: Responding to Governor Pataki's request to use only $23 million in available FEMA funds for a health program that requires $90 million to cover the medical monitoring of Ground Zero workers, Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement:
Jan 30, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK: According to recent information obtained from relief agencies and individuals by the office of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), FEMA officials are once again improperly discouraging help to economic victims of 9/11 by providing potential Mortgage and Rental Assistance (MRA) applicants with grossly inaccurate information about eligibility standards for the program. The Henry Street Settlement Organization informed Congresswoman Maloney of how potential MRA applicants were informed by FEMA operators that "they are not eligible (for the program) unless they worked one or two blocks from the world trade center." This description of FEMA's MRA guidelines is completely inaccurate. The actual guidelines provide for assistance to all Manhattan residents economically impacted by the disaster and to all residents of the city's four other boroughs who can show income loss related to the disaster. Exceptions are also made for specific cases in New Jersey and other counties included in the original declared disaster area.
Jan 28, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC: Today, numerous leaders from New York's firefighter and labor unions joined Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) in an effort to draw to the President's attention the health needs of Ground Zero workers and volunteers suffering from the threat of long-term illnesses from toxins at the site. A total of nine Members of Congress gave their guest State of the Union passes to Firefighters and EMS workers who responded to the disaster.
Jan 27, 2003 Press Release

NEW YORK: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney released the following statement today at an event hosted by the New York Immigration Coalition. Attached to this release are letters from Congresswoman Maloney and other members of Congress to the President, his administration and Governor Pataki, urging the MRA program's reform and extension.

Jan 27, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), a longtime advocate for protecting the health of women, introduced H.R. 373, The Robin Danielson Act. The bill directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research to determine the extent to which the presence of dioxin, synthetic fibers, and other additives in tampons and related products pose any health risks to women. The legislation also asks the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect and report information on Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
Jan 26, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today on Meet the Press, when asked by host Tim Russert about the firefighters and other workers who worked at Ground Zero being invited to sit in the Gallery during the State of the Union to get the President's attention to the need to immediately and fully fund the World Trade Center Health Monitoring Program at Mt Sinai, Andy Card, the President's Chief-of-Staff blamed the problem on the lack of a budget being passed by the Democratic controlled Senate. (See transcript below)

Jan 26, 2003 Press Release

NEW YORK: A report done by the Minority Staff of the House Committee on Government Reform was released today by three New York Members of Congress who requested it - Congressmembers Edolphus Towns, Major R. Owens, and Carolyn B. Maloney. The report analyzes the implications of the federal deficit and a failure to repay the Social Security trust funds on the Social Security contributions and benefits of working families in the five boroughs of New York City. This is the first report to examine the local impact in New York City of federal borrowing from the Social Security trust funds.

Jan 24, 2003 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY: Today, numerous leaders from New York firefighter and labor unions joined Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) in announcing a coordinated effort to draw the President's attention to the health needs of Ground Zero workers and volunteers suffering long-term illnesses from toxins at the site. Maloney and Congressman Maurice Hinchey (NY) have asked colleagues in the New York delegation to offer their gallery pass for the President's State of the Union address to a firefighter, police officer, EMS worker, construction worker, or other worker from Ground Zero. Maloney and Hinchey have already offered their passes to New York City firefighters Bob Beckwith (retired), who stood with President Bush at Ground Zero, and Phil McArdle, the Health and Safety Officer of the United Firefighters Association.

Jan 19, 2003 Press Release

New York, NY: - On the week of the 30th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released a "Choice Scorecard" detailing more than 180 anti-choice actions taken by the Republican-dominated Congress since 1995. Representative Maloney was joined at a news conference by Nancy Northup, President of the Center for Reproductive Rights, Gloria Feldt, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Joan Malin, CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City, New York State Senator Liz Krueger, New York City Councilwoman Gale Brewer, and other advocates of reproductive rights.

Jan 16, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C.: With yet another report highlighting significant health impacts on recovery workers from toxins at Ground Zero, fifteen members of the New York delegation have asked the President for a fourth time to support the allocation of federal funds for a medical screening program to help, and have again asked the President to meet with the members of the New York delegation on this issue.