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Jun 6, 2002 Press Release

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NEW YORK: At the request of eight members of Congress from New York, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) has produced the first official assessment of major economic impact studies of the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York.

Jun 4, 2002 Press Release

NEW YORK -- East Side parents are eagerly anticipating the opening of a new academically rigorous high school on the East Side of Manhattan. The new school, which will be known as the Eleanor Roosevelt High School, is slated to open its doors to students in September 2002 in a temporary location. The school is expected to move to its permanent location the following year. Parents and Elected Officials received an update on the new school from the Board of Education last Friday at a meeting of the Task Force for an East Side High School.

Jun 4, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Today, on the 82nd Anniversary of Congress sending the 19th Amendment to states for ratification, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, the author of the woman's equality amendment (ERA), released a state-by-state report of Members of Congress that have yet to co-sponsor the Constitutional Amendment -- despite the fact that the states they represent ratified the ERA in the past, or their home-state constitutions include language almost identical to the federal amendment awaiting approval. The report can be viewed at:

Jun 3, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: FEMA - the agency charged with the disbursement of disaster-recovery aid to New York after 9/11 - decided today to provide the New York City Board of Education with approximately $12 million for expenses incurred as a result of the terrorist attacks.
May 24, 2002 Press Release

NEW YORK: Last night at a public hearing held by the Lower-Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) highlighted the glaring absence of the Second Avenue subway in a preliminary proposal for the future of lower-Manhattan.

May 21, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the lead Democrat on H.R. 1877, praised her colleagues for passing this important piece of legislation. The Child Sex Crimes Wiretapping Act gives federal agents the authority to wiretap suspected sex predators and child pornographers.

May 15, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: In a breakthrough for federal recovery aid to New York, FEMA has agreed today to allocate approximately $9 million in aid to New York University for costs related to the terrorist attacks of September 11th in New York City.
May 10, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: The House Appropriations Committee failed last night to help New York's school system recover costs related to 9/11. This while, FEMA has so far denied the vast majority of funds the Board of Education needs related to the costs of 9/11, including the costs of make-up school days and mental health related expenses.
May 9, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney announced that 206 of her colleagues in the House of Representatives have co-sponsored the Women's Equality Amendment, the highest total in any Congress in 20 years. At a bipartisan press conference on Capitol Hill, Maloney said the best gift Congress could give Mother's on Sunday is the gift that keeps on giving - constitutional equality.

May 3, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: In response to FEMA inaction to provide needed assistance to the Board of Education and its students after 9/11, Reps. John Sweeney (R-NY) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced legislation today aimed at solving the problem, HR 4663.