Press Releases

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.

Oct 9, 2002 Press Release

Mr. Speaker, this is a very difficult vote for me. If there is ever one vote that should be made in the national interest, a vote that transcends politics and where Members must vote their conscience, it is the one before us today.

Oct 3, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C.: Fourteen members of New York's Congressional delegation in the House urged President Bush today, to support a medical program for the comprehensive monitoring of 9/11 workers' medical needs caused by toxins from World Trade Center destruction. The program, to be managed through the Mt. Sinai Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine, could be established with a $90 million federal grant.
Oct 2, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC- Today, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Chuck Schumer, Representative Carolyn Maloney, Representative Charles Rangel and other New York lawmakers introduced the Community Disaster Loan Equity Act of 2002. The bill will allow reimbursement of lost tax revenues suffered by the City and State of New York as a direct result of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Oct 1, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: New York's Second Avenue subway got a major boost today as the House Appropriations Committee included $4 million for the project in its fiscal year 2003 transportation bill. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY), the prime advocate for the project in the House, called the action "a key victory for a project that will boost New York's economy and revitalize lower-Manhattan."
Oct 1, 2002 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.): Mosquitoes be warned, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation today to combat the West Nile virus at the local level. The Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health (MASH) Act (H.R. 4793) establishes federal grant and assessment programs to help local authorities develop and implement strong mosquito abatement plans.
Sep 30, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK: In response to reports that the IRS may treat $772 million in federal disaster recovery grants to businesses and individuals in lower Manhattan as taxable income, New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, with six colleagues, have urged U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti to immediately declare the aid tax exempt.
Sep 30, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK: A federal 9/11 aid program is being severely mismanaged by the New York State Department of Labor, according to data made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other records compiled by the office of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY). The Individual and Family Grants program (IFG) allows for nearly $15,000 for lost or damaged property and home repairs after national disasters, but only half of 73,000 applications after 9/11 have been reviewed to date, and 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). In addition, the 13.8% approval rate for accepted applications after 9/11 is far lower than the IFG program's approval rate after other national disasters.

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