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Feb 13, 2003 Press Release
As the House and Senate finalized an omnibus appropriations bill that includes nearly $1 billion in aid to New York City and State for September 11th related costs, Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) lauded the inclusion of the full $90 million needed for the medical monitoring of Ground Zero heroes who continue to suffer high rates of respiratory illness from the disaster. The next step for this year's bill are votes in the House and Senate, expected before . Because the bill was developed and agreed upon by House and Senate leaders, final passage of the bill is considered highly likely. After passage, the bill would require the President's signature. Current indications are that the administration supports the bill.
Feb 12, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney congratulated an Illinois House Committee for sending the Equal Rights Amendment to the full chamber for ratification. The ERA was three states shy of full ratification when the deadline passed in 1982.
Feb 6, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) was elected Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology. A Subcommittee of the Committee on Financial Services, this Subcommittee oversees Federal Reserve interest rate policy that directly affects all mortgage, car, and credit card interest rates.
Feb 5, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC- Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest statistics on employment and unemployment, and the New York metropolitan area ranks second in the largest over-the-year employment decrease. In other words, from December 2001 to December of 2002, the New York metropolitan area lost over 45,000 jobs - second to Chicago, IL, who lost over 57,000 jobs. The over all unemployment rate for New York State has jumped from 6.5% in December of 2001 to 7.5% in December of 2002. The national employment rate in December was 5.7%.
Feb 4, 2003 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, in reaction to President Bush's FY04 Budget, Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement:

Jan 31, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY: Responding to Governor Pataki's request to use only $23 million in available FEMA funds for a health program that requires $90 million to cover the medical monitoring of Ground Zero workers, Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement:
Jan 30, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK: According to recent information obtained from relief agencies and individuals by the office of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), FEMA officials are once again improperly discouraging help to economic victims of 9/11 by providing potential Mortgage and Rental Assistance (MRA) applicants with grossly inaccurate information about eligibility standards for the program. The Henry Street Settlement Organization informed Congresswoman Maloney of how potential MRA applicants were informed by FEMA operators that "they are not eligible (for the program) unless they worked one or two blocks from the world trade center." This description of FEMA's MRA guidelines is completely inaccurate. The actual guidelines provide for assistance to all Manhattan residents economically impacted by the disaster and to all residents of the city's four other boroughs who can show income loss related to the disaster. Exceptions are also made for specific cases in New Jersey and other counties included in the original declared disaster area.
Jan 28, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC: Today, numerous leaders from New York's firefighter and labor unions joined Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) in an effort to draw to the President's attention the health needs of Ground Zero workers and volunteers suffering from the threat of long-term illnesses from toxins at the site. A total of nine Members of Congress gave their guest State of the Union passes to Firefighters and EMS workers who responded to the disaster.
Jan 27, 2003 Press Release

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.

Jan 27, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), a longtime advocate for protecting the health of women, introduced H.R. 373, The Robin Danielson Act. The bill directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research to determine the extent to which the presence of dioxin, synthetic fibers, and other additives in tampons and related products pose any health risks to women. The legislation also asks the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect and report information on Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).