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Mar 2, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Rush Holt (D-NJ) introduced legislation requiring colleges and universities to address the need for sprinklers, smoke alarms, and flame retardant furniture in dormitories. The Fire Safe Dorm Act of 2000 will improve the fire safety of the nation's college and university housing from the Federal level. Also today, Senator Frank Launtenberg (D-NJ) introduced companion legislation in the US Senate.

Feb 29, 2000 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY -- Today, in front of the Isaiah Wall in Manhattan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Ms. Nikki Stephanopoulos (mother of Sister Maria), and Archbishop Mark and Father Victor Potapov of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russian (ROCOR) reported extremely positive news from their trip to visit two American nuns under siege in a monastery in Jericho. This week a delegation of family members, church officials, and representatives from Congressional offices traveled to the Middle East to investigate the situation and meet with Palestinian and U.S. officials.

Feb 28, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressional Census Subcommittee Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:

Feb 28, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressional Census Subcommittee Chairman Dan Miller (R-FL) and Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following joint statement:
Feb 18, 2000 Press Release

NEW YORK -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) urged Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson to immediately release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in order to address the crisis caused by high home heating oil prices in the Northeast. The SPR is a national reserve of oil created by the federal government during the 1970s to respond to oil supply shortages. In a letter to Secretary Richardson, Maloney praised the recent decision by President Clinton to increase assistance to low-income residents through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), but urged the Administration to take the next logical step of selling off some of the SPR. In the letter, she explained that only selling off part of the SPR would bring about a significant drop in heating oil and gasoline prices and that action should be taken immediately to provide assistance to all residents of the Northeast.

Feb 17, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, in an unprecedented move, the Governor of Arizona, Republican Jane Dee Hull, an avid supporter and the Chair of George W. Bush's Arizona Presidential campaign, went over the head of Arizona's Attorney General, Democrat Janet Napolitano, and sent a notice to the Voting Rights Section of the U.S. Justice Department stating that Arizona is withdrawing its submission to the U.S. Justice Department of the state's anti- sampling law. Until today, Arizona had submitted for clearance, as is mandated under section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, its attempt to bar the use of modern statistical methods for re-districting Arizona's state and federal legislative district lines.
Feb 16, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Late last week Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) took another significant step forward for veterans rights. Rep. Maloney, a child of a World War II veteran, introduced H.R. 3571 a bill that would give veterans the freedom to choose where they live. The Veterans Housing Fairness Act of 2000 will allow veterans to use their VA loans to purchase co-ops.
Feb 16, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Hellenic Caucus Co-Chair, meet with Ambassador Al Moses, President's Special Envoy to Cyprus, and Ambassador Thomas Weston, U.S. Special Coordinator to Cyprus, updating the Congress on the proximity talks in Geneva regarding Cyprus.
Feb 14, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Democratic Chair of the Congressional Women's Caucus, introduced H.R. 3634, "Saving Women's Lives through International Family Planning Act of 2000," a bill which provides international family planning funding for the fiscal year 2001. The bill was introduced with 11 original cosponsors: Reps. Greenwood, Pelosi, Gilman, Campbell, Crowley, Morella, Woolsey, Kelly, McKinney, Thurman and Weiner. In the last session of Congress, Rep. Maloney led the crusade to restore US funding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).