Press Releases

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.

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.

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