WASHINGTON, DC - To help eliminate huge sums of money American troops serving in Iraq are paying just to get home during their two-week R&R stints, Rep. Maloney will donate frequent flyer miles to a program for returning military personnel and has urged New Yorkers to donate miles as well. Troops are currently being flown by the Armed Services to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), but are not given airfare to continue home from BWI. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-03) began the Operation Hero Miles program (website: http://www.heromiles.org ), which asks Americans to donate frequent flyer miles so that troops can fly home free of charge.
NEW YORK, NY: Today, Nancy Ploeger, President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, announced the start of a national campaign to seek the support of Chambers of Commerce around the country in opposing taxation on 9/11 aid and urging federal elected officials to reverse the wrongheaded, harmful IRS decision.
Washington, D.C.-US Rep. Christopher Shays (CT-4), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, today announced the panel will convene an oversight hearing in New York City to examine the short and long term health effects of the September 11th attack on Ground Zero workers, and steps taken by the federal and local government to diagnose and provide treatment to those affected.
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) successfully attached an amendment to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill today that would ensure that Afghan women and girls receive much needed assistance. The Maloney amendment, offered with Reps. Henry Hyde (IL-06), Tom Lantos (CA-12), and Judy Biggert (IL-13), will direct $60 million of the reconstruction aid for Afghanistan to programs that benefit Afghan women and girls. The amendment further specifies that $5 million will go to the National Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan to combat human rights abuses.
WASHINGTON, DC - To loosen the grip that firms such as Halliburton have on the Iraqi reconstruction effort and to ease the burden of reconstruction on the American taxpayer, Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14), Henry A. Waxman (CA-30) and Maurice Hinchey (NY-22) today introduced the "Clean Contracting in Iraq Act of 2003" (H.R. 3275). The bill would achieve the following:
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives commending the women of Afghanistan for their participation in Afghan government and civic society and advocating Kathy Lydon 53515 for the inclusion of women's rights in the Afghan constitution.
WASHINGTON, DC - Concerns that New Yorkers will never see all of the $21.4 billion promised to them for 9/11 recovery have been validated by a brand new General Accounting Office (GAO) report ( http://maloney.house.gov/sites/maloney.house.gov/files/documents/olddocs/Sept11/NYLibertyZoneGAO.pdf ). Specifically, the report, requested by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (Manhattan and Queens) and Charles Rangel (Harlem), states that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not keeping tabs on how much of the Liberty Zone tax benefits are being used, and that there will never be adequate actual accounting for this aid.
NY, NY (Oct. 7, 2003): Today, in front of the Manhattan VA Hospital at 23rd St. and 1st Ave. in Manhattan, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, and Council Member Margarita López stood with veterans from all over New York City to demand that the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) retract a proposal that would eviscerate health care services at the vital Manhattan medical facility for veterans.