Press Releases

Sep 13, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Josè Serrano (D-NY), and Members of the New York Delegation sent a letter to Governor Pataki urging him to look into the high backlog and rejection rate of Individual and Family Grant program (IFG) applications. Governor Pataki recently extended the application deadline to January 31, 2003, but of the 51,469 applications that have been received, only 6,874 have been approved and 21,544 have been rejected, leaving a backlog of over 23,000 applications.

Sep 12, 2002 Press Release

Washington DC: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman José Serrano (D-NY) along with ten other New York Members of the House of Representatives introduced the Mortgage and Rental Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2002, HR 5378. The bill reinstates the Mortgage and Rental Assistance program that was discontinued as of May 30, 2002 by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

Sep 11, 2002 Press Release

Mr. Speaker:

It is an honor to serve in the people's House as a representative of New York City, the greatest city in the world.

Aug 23, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Jack Quinn (R-NY), and several other bi-partisan Members of the New York Delegation, sent a letter to President Bush requesting a meeting to discuss the $90 million included in the emergency supplemental for Mt. Sinai to monitor the health of the workers at Ground Zero. This money was subsequently cut when the President made the decision to cut the entire $5 billion Senate Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill last week.

Aug 22, 2002 Press Release
Today elected officials, education officials and community leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the ground-breaking for the new Eleanor Roosevelt High School on Manhattan's East Side. Leading the celebration were Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields who created the Task Force for an East Side High School that brought all the parties together to work toward the creation of the new high school, set to open September 3, 2002 at a temporary location.

Jul 31, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), Congressman Anthony Wiener, and eight other members of Congress from New York and New Jersey urged James Ziglar, Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to address the severe lack of resources at district INS offices in New York and New Jersey. Sources reveal that the New York and New Jersey offices simply do not have the resources to do their jobs effectively. Recently, the INS has been reeling from the highly-publicized issuance of renewal visas to 9/11 hijackers and the poor response of INS offices to local law enforcement officials. The joint Congressional letter is an effort to ensure that the deficiencies in the New York and New Jersey district INS offices are corrected immediately.
Jul 30, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK: Today, eight members of Congress from New York released the first federal assessment of estimated tax revenue losses to New York City and State as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The United States General Accounting Office (GAO) produced the report at the request of Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Charles Rangel, Maurice Hinchey, Steve Israel, Nita Lowey, Jerrold Nadler, Jose Serrano and John LaFalce.
Jul 29, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - June 26 - In the last day before the August recess, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with several other Members of Congress introduced the "Still Saving Women's Lives Act of 2002." The bill, H.R. 5293, gives money to UNFPA for FY03 and makes it harder for the President to use broad interpretations of the law to deprive women around the world of much needed healthcare.

Jul 26, 2002 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY), today introduced legislation that would grant honorary citizenship to legal aliens who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Additionally, the bill would offer citizenship to the spouses and children of those individuals. Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) has introduced this legislation in the Senate (S. 1774).
Jul 26, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC: Friday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Stephen Horn (R-CA) and Congressman Jim Turner (D-TX) introduced legislation - H.R. 5292, the Contractor Accountability Act of 2002 - to improve Federal agency oversight of contracts and assistance and to strengthen accountability of the government-wide debarment and suspension system. Reforms in the Maloney bill stem from a long commitment to increased disclosure in government contracts and a recent report of the Project on Government Oversight.

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