Monday, March 28, 2003 at 10:30 a.m.
Steps of City Hall
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney,
City Council Speaker Gifford Miller
Fiscal Policy Institute
Other Members of Congress and City Council, TBA
"Senator Moynihan was a scholar, a legislator, an ambassador, a cabinet officer, a presidential adviser in four administrations, a teacher, a writer, and one of the best Senators ever to grace the Halls of the Senate.
(New York, March 22) In her welcoming remarks to the 10th Annual Gay and Lesbian Business Expo at the Javits Convention Center today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens) announced that she had re-introduced federal legislation to include domestic partners and other relationships under the terms of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Enacted in 1993, the landmark legislation protects employees who need time off from work to care for a sick spouse, parent, or child from being subject to sanctions by their employers. The legislation applies to workers in companies with more than 50 employees. Congresswoman Maloney's amendment to the Act would expand the protections in the original law to domestic partners and others, including grandparents, siblings, and in-laws.
NEW YORK, NY: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) spotlighted astonishing results from New York City's reduction of its DNA evidence backlog from sexual assault crimes, with senior trial counsel from the Manhattan District Attorney's office and anti-rape advocates. The group detailed how the city's processing of DNA kits led to hundreds of rapists identified, with many prosecuted.
(Washington, D.C.): The House of Representatives passed legislation today to combat the West Nile virus. The Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health (MASH) Act (H.R. 342) establishes federal grant and assessment programs to assist local authorities in operating strong mosquito control programs.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), together with Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN), recently organized a letter to President Bush urging the Administration to make clear that the United States will take a strong stand against countries who boycott Israel. Congresswoman Maloney led the effort in reaction to growing indications that the boycott is being revived around the world. In June 2002, the 57 members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference agreed to reactivate the boycott. In October 2002, 18 members of the Arab League agreed to strengthen the boycott. Most recently, in February 2003, the 114 member nations of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) agreed to take concrete measures against certain Israeli products.