(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.
Washington DC: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, a founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, made the following statement regarding the Cyprus situation:
Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, former ranking member of the House Census Subcommittee released the following statement regarding the Census Bureau's announcement today:
Washington, DC - Today, after Attorney General John Ashcroft announced that the Department of Justice will commit $1 billion over the next five years to improving DNA testing in criminal cases, including $176 million in fiscal year 2004, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
(Manhattan) Legislators Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, State Senator Liz Krueger, and Assembly Members Pete Grannis united to send a joint letter to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau expressing their outrage over a recent gay-bashing incident in the Upper East Side neighborhood they represent. After frequenting an Upper East Side bar with a largely gay clientele last Sunday, a Yorkville man was allegedly followed home and then savagely beaten by three attackers who used anti-gay slurs during the assault. In their letter to the District Attorney, the elected officials praised the quick action by the 19th Precinct. Recognizing the horrific nature of the assault, they wrote, "In any prosecution that you determine is appropriate, we hope that you would consider the penalties available under New York State's Hate Crimes Law."
NEW YORK: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney announced a $321,000 federal grant today, awarded to Educational Alliance through the Office for Children and Families (OCF) to expand Head Start programs for children and families of the Lower East Side, Chinatown and Alphabet City communities. Congresswoman Maloney, who wrote to OCF regarding the grant on behalf of Educational Alliance, joined Carol Judelson, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees for Educational Alliance, Linda Lynn, Secretary of Board, Robin Bernstein, Executive Director of Educational Alliance, and Marion Lazer, Senior Associate Executive Director, in a tour of Head Start services at the site today. Youth participants also joined in today's announcement.
NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Queens, Manhattan) and City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (Queens) urged the New York City Department of Corrections to develop discharge plans for Rikers Island prisoners who are currently simply dropped off at Queens Plaza with a token in the early hours of morning.