WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Just one year ago, Glamour Glove was in jeopardy of losing a major portion of its business to Federal Prison Industries (FPI), the inmate-work program to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP), which runs a centrally-managed chain of 99 factories that employed 20,200 inmate-workers and hard sales of $534.3 million in 1998, making FPI the 35th largest contractor to the Federal Government, just behind IBM with $593.4 million in Government sales.
"I want to begin by thanking Martha McSteen, former acting director of the Social Security Administration and president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Sara Burger, National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, Burton Fretz, Executive Director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, and Cindy Wade from the Office of Elder Rights and Protection of Northwest Georgia, for being here today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Last year Congress altogether eliminated US contributions to the UNFPA. Because the US did not contribute to the UNFPA, in one year alone an additional 1,200 women and 22,500 infants died during pregnancy and an additional 870,000 women and men were deprived of effective contraception. Since the UNFPA’s inception 30 years ago, the US has been its largest donor," Congresswoman Maloney said in a statement this afternoon.
If there is one bright point that has arisen from the untimely and unexpected death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. it is the unearthing of his many marvelous acts of humanity, which until recently had been uncelebrated, cloaked in John Kennedy Jr.'s humility.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late last night, an amendment introduced by Congressional Women’s Caucus Co- Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to ensure that none of the funds made available in Treasury, Postal appropriations may be used to implement, administer, or enforce any prohibition on women breastfeeding their children in Federal buildings or on Federal property, passed by a voice vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Chairwoman Johnson, Ranking Member Cardin and the rest of the Committee members, thank you for allowing me to testify before you. Today we are discussing the role of the government in the area of child care, an issue I have been working on all of my political life.