Press Releases

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.
Sep 25, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Congressman Jim Greenwood (R-PA), Congresswoman Connie Morella (R-MD), and other Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell inquiring about the $34 million Congress appropriated for United Nations Family Planning (UNFPA), but was instead given to USAID Programs. In late July, President Bush made the decision to invoke Kemp-Kasten, thereby defunding UNFPA. It took the State Department 38 days to notify its intention to make this transfer, and the money has still not been released to USAID.

Sep 25, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, along with Representative Judy Biggert (R-IL), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney introduced the "Judicial Code of Conduct Privacy Clarification Act." This legislation is aimed at the continuing controversy as to whether attorneys at law, who are subject to to strict codes of professional conduct, should be subject to the privacy section of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley-Act. The following is Congresswoman Maloney's statement:
Sep 14, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Senator Chuck Schumer and Representatives Josè Serrano (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Nydia Velàzquez (D-NY) sent a letter to Joseph Allbaugh, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pushing for full reimbursement to New York City schools for the $103 million for lost instruction time due to 9/11, and urged him to reimburse the New York City Board of Education for additional expenses incurred. In a press report earlier this week, FEMA indicated they were inclined to consider reimbursing a portion of the expenses incurred, but New York Lawmakers are pressing for a full reimbursement.
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.

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