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Oct 3, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C.: Fourteen members of New York's Congressional delegation in the House urged President Bush today, to support a medical program for the comprehensive monitoring of 9/11 workers' medical needs caused by toxins from World Trade Center destruction. The program, to be managed through the Mt. Sinai Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine, could be established with a $90 million federal grant.
Oct 2, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC- Today, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Chuck Schumer, Representative Carolyn Maloney, Representative Charles Rangel and other New York lawmakers introduced the Community Disaster Loan Equity Act of 2002. The bill will allow reimbursement of lost tax revenues suffered by the City and State of New York as a direct result of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Oct 1, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: New York's Second Avenue subway got a major boost today as the House Appropriations Committee included $4 million for the project in its fiscal year 2003 transportation bill. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY), the prime advocate for the project in the House, called the action "a key victory for a project that will boost New York's economy and revitalize lower-Manhattan."
Oct 1, 2002 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.): Mosquitoes be warned, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation today to combat the West Nile virus at the local level. The Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health (MASH) Act (H.R. 4793) establishes federal grant and assessment programs to help local authorities develop and implement strong mosquito abatement plans.
Sep 30, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK: In response to reports that the IRS may treat $772 million in federal disaster recovery grants to businesses and individuals in lower Manhattan as taxable income, New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, with six colleagues, have urged U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti to immediately declare the aid tax exempt.
Sep 30, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK: A federal 9/11 aid program is being severely mismanaged by the New York State Department of Labor, according to data made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other records compiled by the office of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY). The Individual and Family Grants program (IFG) allows for nearly $15,000 for lost or damaged property and home repairs after national disasters, but only half of 73,000 applications after 9/11 have been reviewed to date, and 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). In addition, the 13.8% approval rate for accepted applications after 9/11 is far lower than the IFG program's approval rate after other national disasters.
Sep 25, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Congressman Jim Greenwood (R-PA), Congresswoman Connie Morella (R-MD), and other Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell inquiring about the $34 million Congress appropriated for United Nations Family Planning (UNFPA), but was instead given to USAID Programs. In late July, President Bush made the decision to invoke Kemp-Kasten, thereby defunding UNFPA. It took the State Department 38 days to notify its intention to make this transfer, and the money has still not been released to USAID.

Sep 25, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, along with Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney introduced the "Judicial Code of Conduct Privacy Clarification Act." This legislation is aimed at the continuing controversy as to whether attorneys at law, who are subject to to strict codes of professional conduct, should be subject to the privacy section of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley-Act. The following is Congresswoman Maloney's statement:
Sep 14, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Senator Chuck Schumer and Representatives Josè Serrano (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Nydia Velàzquez (D-NY) sent a letter to Joseph Allbaugh, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pushing for full reimbursement to New York City schools for the $103 million for lost instruction time due to 9/11, and urged him to reimburse the New York City Board of Education for additional expenses incurred. In a press report earlier this week, FEMA indicated they were inclined to consider reimbursing a portion of the expenses incurred, but New York Lawmakers are pressing for a full reimbursement.
Sep 13, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Josè Serrano (D-NY), and Members of the New York Delegation sent a letter to Governor Pataki urging him to look into the high backlog and rejection rate of Individual and Family Grant program (IFG) applications. Governor Pataki recently extended the application deadline to January 31, 2003, but of the 51,469 applications that have been received, only 6,874 have been approved and 21,544 have been rejected, leaving a backlog of over 23,000 applications.