Press Releases

Nov 1, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Lawmakers called on New York Governor George Pataki to answer questions on the recent dramatic increase in approved Individual and Family Grant applications by the New York State Department of Labor. In a letter signed by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jose Serrano ( D -NY), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Ed Towns (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), lawmakers asked the Governor to explain how the approval process has changed since early September, when the number of IFG grant applications being approved was dramatically low.
Oct 29, 2002 Press Release

New York, NY - The Bush Administration announced Tuesday that it would reimburse the NY Board of Education $80.5 million to make up for lost instructional time resulting from the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), who has been a leader in the fight to press FEMA for full reimbursement of expenses incurred as a result of 9/11, applauded the decision.

Oct 28, 2002 Press Release
We all know too well the effects and some of the costs that September 11th has had on our community and the work that has been and is being done to rebuild and make our City whole again is incredible.
Oct 24, 2002 Press Release

NEW YORK: Today, a coalition of New Yorkers urged the immediate reform of a 9/11 aid program meant to help families and individuals after the disaster, but failing in numerous ways. The program in question is the FEMA Individual and Family Grants (IFG) program that is being managed by the New York State Department of Labor. It allows for nearly $15,000 for lost or damaged property and home repairs after national disasters, but average aid provided through the program in New York ($1,039) is less than half what has typically been provided to individuals in other disasters around the country ($2,586), and applicants have experienced extreme delays in receiving decisions on aid by the state. In addition, the 13.8% to 26% approval rate for accepted applications after 9/11 is far lower than the IFG program's approval rate after other national disasters which averaged 55% in 2001.

Oct 24, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the eleven bipartisan New York members of the House Committee on Financial Services, including Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Peter King (R-NY), John LaFalce (D-NY), Sue Kelly (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Vito Fossella (R-NY), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Steve Israel (D-NY), Felix Grucci (R-NY), sent a letter to Chairman Mike Oxley (R-OH) requested a hearing on a regulatory white paper that could severely harm the New York economy.
Oct 22, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Recent press reports have indicated that $700 million in 9/11 aid, primarily $500 million from the Liberty Zone tax benefits, has disappeared from the books. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is pointing fingers at Congress, but in fact it was the White House who announced $5.5 billion in Liberty Zone tax benefits in March of this year.

Oct 17, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Yesterday, after reports that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to stop supplying the Philippines with contraceptives within 2 years, lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary Colin Powell asking him to reconsider his decision.

Oct 17, 2002 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with Representatives JosÁ Serrano (D-NY), Edolphus Towns (D-NY), and Martin Frost (D-TX), introduced legislation, H.R. 5676, “The Disaster Relief for Our Schools Act,” which would return authority to the U.S. Department of Education for providing assistance to school districts following a disaster.  In 1994, responsibility for disaster assistance officially was transferred from the Department of Education to FEMA under the Stafford Act.  
         

Oct 15, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - On learning that former Representative Bill Green had passed away on October 14, 2002, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) issued the following statement:

Oct 11, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and several other New York Lawmakers introduced legislation yesterday to protect lower Manhattan businesses and residents from having to pay any taxes on 9/11 recovery assistance.

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