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Apr 11, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, joined with Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced H.R. 1801, the "Terrorism Victim Citizenship Relief Act." This legislation would grant honorary citizenship to legal aliens who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Additionally, the bill would offer citizenship to the spouses and children of those individuals. Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) has introduced this legislation in the Senate (S. 889).
Apr 10, 2003 Press Release
(Washington, D.C., April 10) In remarks delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives last night, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Queens & Manhattan) urged a quick resumption of U.N.-mediated talks on the political governance of Cyprus, and expressed her disappointment at the failure to achieve a diplomatic breakthrough. "We had all hoped that a united Cyprus would enter the European Union," said Representative Maloney in calling for a "peaceful, lasting and just settlement" of the dispute over the island. Congresswoman Maloney, Co-Chair and a co-founder of the House Hellenic Caucus, also praised Tassos Papadopoulos, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, for working tirelessly to reach a solution to the impasse over the island's future.
Apr 9, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), former Ranking member of the House subcommittee on the Census, introduced H.R. 1619, the "Census of Americans Abroad Act" last week.

Apr 8, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON: Today, the House of Representatives passed a postal reform bill that will lead to a three year freeze on postage rate increases, if the bill, which has also been passed by the Senate, is signed into law as expected by the President. The Postal Civil Service Retirement System Funding Reform Act of 2003 (S. 380) focuses largely on addressing the Postal Service's fiscal crisis surrounding employee payment formulas, but is also linked to a commitment by the Postal Service to hold rates steady until at least 2006.
Apr 7, 2003 Press Release

New York, NY- Today, in response to an IRS decision to tax 9/11 recovery grants, lower-Manhattan business leaders and residents detailed how the tax will stifle growth and threaten New York's recovery. Together with Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY), the group expressed outrage that the aid grants - provided as incentives to businesses and residents to stay in lower Manhattan - would be taxed. The group noted that the IRS waited until just weeks before the fiscal year ended to determine that the grants would be taxable and that taxation of the grants was not the intent of Congress when the grants were authorized. Maloney and Nadler also released a letter to the Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, urging their intervention. It can be viewed at: http://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/olddocs/Sept11/040703HastertFrist.pdf

Apr 3, 2003 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), with the support of nine other members of the New York delegation, introduced legislation today to ensure that victims of 9/11 do not face taxes on recovery grants made for the relief and revitalization of New York City after the World Trade Center disaster.
Apr 1, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 758, the Kelly-Maloney "Business Checking Freedom Act" which allows banks to pay interest on business checking accounts. The legislation, introduced by Reps. Sue Kelly (R-NY) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), is a high priority for small business and has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and the Chamber of Commerce.

Mar 31, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC, - Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), in a bi-partisan effort, introduced the Access for Afghan Women Act today into Congress. The bill will ensure that U.S. funding for the rebuilding of Afghanistan will reach women in the country.

Mar 31, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC< - Today, joined with Dr. Martha Burk, Chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, and Jane Smith, CEO of Business and Professional Women, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) announced the introduction of a Resolution titled "Fair Play: Equal Access in Club Membership."

Mar 28, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK: Seeking relief for massive tax revenue losses caused directly by 9/11's economic impacts, New York lawmakers today announced the introduction of the "'Whatever It Takes' To Rebuild Act of 2003', named after the President's pledge to do "whatever it takes" to help New York after the terrorist attacks.

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