Press Releases

Jan 18, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Leading members of the House Financial Services Committee today introduced legislation (H.R. 556) to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which is responsible for vetting foreign direct investment in this country (text of legislation). Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH), Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), who last year jointly sponsored a bipartisan CFIUS reform bill that unanimously passed the House, have joined together again to introduce the new legislation, which mirrors last year’s version. Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) and Ranking Member Spencer Bachus (R-AL) support the legislation and have joined as original co-sponsors.
Jan 18, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – It has been revealed that computer systems were hacked at TJX, the operator of several large retail stores. As a result, data of consumers has been stolen, although the extent of the breach has not yet been divulged. Following the reports of this that may have affected millions of consumers, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement:
Jan 18, 2007 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) voiced her strong support for H.R. 5, The College Student Relief Act, which will cut federal student loan interest rates in half over the next five years.  Maloney voted to approve the measure, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 356 - 71. 
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Jan 16, 2007 Press Release
Queens, NY – Friday evening, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) was ceremonially sworn in to her eighth term in Congress at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.  During the ceremony, Maloney placed her hand on a bible held by her husband, Clif, while Queens Borough President Helen Marshall administered the oath of office.  Girl Scout Troop #4494 and Brownie Troop #4496 from the Most Precious Blood School, Girl Scout Troop #4852 from the St. Demetrios School and Girl Scout Troop #4435 from the Immaculate Conception School led the Pledge of Allegiance. 
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Jan 16, 2007 Press Release
Washington, DC – Friday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted 255 - 170 to approve H.R. 4, the Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act, which requires Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices on behalf of millions of American seniors.  Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), a longtime proponent of allowing Medicare to use its purchasing power to reduce drug costs, hailed the vote as a victory not only for seniors, but for the American taxpayer, as well.
Jan 12, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – As the Census Bureau enters a crucial moment that will determine the accuracy of the 2010 count, Members of Congress are urging President Bush to quickly fill high-level vacancies at the Bureau with seasoned, non-partisan professionals (letter to president). Already facing severe budget cuts that may hamper its work, the Bureau has been in flux since Director Louis Kincannon and his top deputy, Hermann Habermann, abruptly resigned on the same day in November.

Jan 11, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Census Bureau today released A Child’s Day: 2003, an insightful and informative report on American children’s well-being and daily activity that was produced using data from the Bureau’s Survey on Income and Program Participation (SIPP). In his FY07 budget, President Bush proposed eliminating funding for the SIPP before redesigning it in 2010.
Jan 11, 2007 Press Release
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) today released the following statement about President Bush's plan to send more than 21,000 additional American troops to Iraq:
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Jan 9, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Included in legislation to implement the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations before the House of Representatives today are provisions to give the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board more power and independence.

 

Jan 9, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – As the House of Representatives considered comprehensive legislation to implement the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations, leading bipartisan Members of Congress joined with 9/11 family members today to reiterate the importance of the legislation for America’s national security. H.R. 1 is part of the Democrats’ First 100 Hours agenda, which addresses a number of core issues for all Americans, from national security to education to health care.

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