Press Releases

Jan 4, 2000 Press Release

NEW YORK - January 4, 2000 - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan) wants to put a stop to illegal sex tour operations based in the United States. These tour companies systematically promote prostitution and the sexual abuse of young girls in countries like Thailand and the Philippines by advertising and organizing sex tours for American men. Maloney is joined by Equality NOW and Gloria Steinem in the urgent call to Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown to prosecute Big Apple Oriental Tours - a well-established Queens-based sex tour operation.

Dec 21, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement after learning of reports of the delay of the $500 million loan guarantee for the Tyumen Oil Company of Russia:

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Dec 20, 1999 Press Release

Washington - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today, called for a Federal investigation to determine if there is a link between dry cleaning and breast cancer, after a new study by the Silent Spring Institute found that women who regularly use professional dry cleaning are also among those who develop breast cancer at higher rates than others.

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Dec 17, 1999 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY -- Today, after reading a New York Times report that the White House is recommending that the independent Ex-Im Bank cancel a planned $500 million loan guarantee for a Russian oil company, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who has been closely following these guarantees for several months, praised the decision and announced her intention to introduce Ex-Im reform legislation next year. The company in question, Tyumen Oil, is widely reported to have manipulated the bankruptcy of a rival Russian oil company connected to numerous U.S. investors.
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Dec 15, 1999 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY -- Today, after learning that the GAO has released a report expressing the concern that the Census Bureau may not be entirely prepared for all eventualities that may come in the 2000 Census, Congresswoman Maloney, the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on the Census, released the following statement:

Dec 10, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Last night President Clinton signed Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's (D-NY) bill into law, House Joint Resolution 46. HJ Res. 46 grants honorary veteran status to Zachary Fisher. Mr. Fisher, a resident of Maloney's district, devoted his life to supporting the American military. The President, when awarding Mr. Fisher with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998, called Mr. Fisher one of the "best friends of freedom this country ever had."

Dec 4, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, during his weekly radio address, President Clinton announced the recipients of High-Performance Bonus (HPB) Grants for Fiscal Year 1999. (The HPB program was created by the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 to reward states by providing additional funding for those that excel in moving families from welfare to work.) In addition, he announced that the Department of Health and Human Services is issuing proposed regulations to expand the HPB program to include measures that would reward states for doing an exceptional job in providing food stamps and Medicaid to eligible families, thus requiring states to track their success in providing these services. Moreover, beginning immediately, all states that wish to compete for HPB grants would be required to certify that they are taking certain steps to inform eligible families about their options under these programs.

Nov 24, 1999 Press Release
NEW YORK -- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement today, after Secretary of State Madeline Albright's remarks on international family planning at the State Department press briefing:
Nov 18, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement this morning:

Nov 16, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- "According to published reports, an agreement has been reached under which the Interior Department's new oil-valuation rules will go into effect March 15th. If these reports are accurate, this deal represents a tremendous victory for the American taxpayer. This agreement will end the sweetheart deal which lets oil companies shortchange American schoolchildren, states, and Indian tribes of millions of dollars in royalty payments each year. This agreement shows that the days of big oil's dominance in the U.S. Capitol are coming to a long overdue end," Maloney stated.

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