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.
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)
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.
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.
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.