Press Releases

Sep 18, 2006 Press Release

New York, NY – On Friday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) requested a meeting with MetLife CEO C. Robert Henrikson to discuss the impending sale of the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village housing developments.  Residents of the complexes, which are located in Maloney’s district, are concerned that purchasers are likely to try to force out existing tenants.  In a letter dated September 15, 2006 (text), Maloney expressed her desire to talk with Henrikson about ways “to enable MetLife to achieve its ends while still maintaining affordable housing and a stable community at Stuy Town and Peter Cooper.”

Sep 17, 2006 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – As hundreds of thousands of New York City students head back to college this fall, they’re paying more for their education and not getting the help they need to meet rising expenses.  Today, Reps. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn & Queens), Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens), Eliot Engel (D-Bronx), Gary Ackerman (D-Queens), Joseph Crowley (D-Queens & the Bronx), Edolphus Towns (D-Brooklyn) and Major Owens (D-Brooklyn) released a new report showing that tuition at SUNY and CUNY schools has soared 30% over the past four years while federal student aid has hardly kept pace and household income has remained flat (text of report).
Sep 15, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Bush Administration has once again blocked United States’s $34 million contribution to UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund). The money was appropriated by Congress for FY06, but this is the fifth consecutive year in which the contribution has been withheld. The determination to de-fund UNFPA was apparently made on Wednesday (notification of determination), but the State Department failed to notify the public.
Sep 14, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC. – Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney applauded the House of Representatives for passing by a vote of 362-57, H.R. 2965, “The Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act.” The legislation will require FPI to compete for contracts while continuing to offer rehabilitative work opportunities to federal prisoners.  It will also ensure that contracts are awarded to the company that will provide the best products, delivered on time, and at the best prices.
Sep 12, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The imminent sale of apartment homes at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village has spurred Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens) to call for Congressional hearings to look into the sale and the loss of affordable housing (request for hearings). Maloney has requested that the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity hold the hearing before the 109th Congress adjourns this year. Joining Maloney in the request for hearings is Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, and  Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Senior Democrat on the Financial Services Commitee.
Sep 8, 2006 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – Today, at a field hearing on 9/11 health of responders and residents held by the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) submitted the following statement:
Sep 7, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Five years after 9/11, New York-area Members of Congress and sick 9/11 responders were able to get the Bush administration to finally distribute $75 million earmarked for 9/11 health treatment and monitoring by October 1. The agreement was reached today in a face-to-face meeting with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt that was arranged by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan and Queens) and Vito Fossella (R-Staten Island).
Sep 6, 2006 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On the heels of a study released yesterday which found 70% of 9/11 responders have developed new or worsening respiratory problems, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-Manhattan and Queens) and Vito Fossella (R-NY13 -Staten Island/Brooklyn) today unveiled federal legislation to reopen the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) to provide financial assistance to the heroes who worked at Ground Zero.
Sep 1, 2006 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens) expressed renewed concern today about the possible sale of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village (ST/PCV) by MetLife.

Aug 31, 2006 Press Release
New York – Today the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released clinical guidelines for adults exposed to the World Trade Center Disaster.  These guidelines are the first released and distributed to doctors by New York City that covers disaster-associated physical and mental health conditions.