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.
Washington, D.C. - In response to a new report by the General Accounting Office, U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) are calling for more "checks and balances" and greater accountability in the Bush Administration's Royalty-in-Kind pilot program initiated to allow companies that extract oil and gas on federal lands to pay the government "in kind," with barrels of oil and natural gas, instead of in traditional cash payments.
WASHINGTON: In response to a report released yesterday by the Inspector General of FEMA, evaluating FEMA's response to the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY)and Congressman José E. Serrano (NY) called on the Bush administration to address FEMA's shortcomings in the delivery of aid to New York and develop a plan to respond to the remaining needs of New Yorkers impacted by the disaster.
Washington, DC -- In response to recent actions by the Bush Administration at a United Nations conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON D.C.: When thousands of laborers, police officers, firefighters, and rescue workers selflessly raced to ground zero after the September 11th attacks, the entire nation recognized their courage and heroism, but now - 15 months later - the federal government is balking at a decision to fund the medical program that could monitor the long term health needs of these recovery workers.