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Nov 15, 2002 Press Release

NEW YORK: In response to the shocking IRS decision today to tax a portion of federal 9/11 grants to individuals and families in lower-Manhattan, Congresswoman Maloney made the following statement:

Nov 14, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: A group of New York elected officials urged Governor Pataki today, to lead a renewed effort in Washington for help with staggering budget shortfalls facing the city and state after 9/11. While some of New York's budget woes stem from the slowed national economy, about $8.8 billion in losses was incurred as a result of the terrorist attacks, according to data from City and State budget offices that was found to be 'reasonably approximate' by the federal General Accounting Office. But so far New York has received no aid from Washington to help cover these losses.
Nov 14, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and other lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell asking him to clarify the Administration's commitment to the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD) Program of Action.

Nov 8, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK: Inexplicably, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has decided to tax 9/11 recovery grants for businesses in lower-Manhattan. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), who had organized Congressional letters to the IRS opposing the idea of a tax on the grants, and has authored legislation (HR 5624) to overrule this decision, called the IRS action "troubling".
Nov 1, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Joseph Hoeffel (D-PA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), James P. McGovern (D-MA), and Henry Waxman (D-CA) sent a letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell expressing concern about the dangerous implications of the Bush Administration's overly broad interpretation of Kemp-Kasten which could jeopardize funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UNICEF, and the World Bank.
Nov 1, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Lawmakers called on New York Governor George Pataki to answer questions on the recent dramatic increase in approved Individual and Family Grant applications by the New York State Department of Labor. In a letter signed by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jose Serrano ( D -NY), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Ed Towns (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), lawmakers asked the Governor to explain how the approval process has changed since early September, when the number of IFG grant applications being approved was dramatically low.
Oct 29, 2002 Press Release

New York, NY - The Bush Administration announced Tuesday that it would reimburse the NY Board of Education $80.5 million to make up for lost instructional time resulting from the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), who has been a leader in the fight to press FEMA for full reimbursement of expenses incurred as a result of 9/11, applauded the decision.

Oct 28, 2002 Press Release
We all know too well the effects and some of the costs that September 11th has had on our community and the work that has been and is being done to rebuild and make our City whole again is incredible.
Oct 24, 2002 Press Release

NEW YORK: Today, a coalition of New Yorkers urged the immediate reform of a 9/11 aid program meant to help families and individuals after the disaster, but failing in numerous ways. The program in question is the FEMA Individual and Family Grants (IFG) program that is being managed by the New York State Department of Labor. It allows for nearly $15,000 for lost or damaged property and home repairs after national disasters, but average aid provided through the program in New York ($1,039) is less than half what has typically been provided to individuals in other disasters around the country ($2,586), and applicants have experienced extreme delays in receiving decisions on aid by the state. In addition, the 13.8% to 26% approval rate for accepted applications after 9/11 is far lower than the IFG program's approval rate after other national disasters which averaged 55% in 2001.

Oct 24, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the eleven bipartisan New York members of the House Committee on Financial Services, including Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Peter King (R-NY), John LaFalce (D-NY), Sue Kelly (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Vito Fossella (R-NY), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Steve Israel (D-NY), Felix Grucci (R-NY), sent a letter to Chairman Mike Oxley (R-OH) requested a hearing on a regulatory white paper that could severely harm the New York economy.