President Bush is withholding lifesaving funds from the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) and there is reason to believe his administration will soon invoke a prohibitive amendment to permanently paralyze the money from being released. This is amid reports that a three person delegation team has returned from an investigative trip to China with a squeaky clean report on the work UNFPA does there. So this action would be unconscionable and inconsistent with the Bush Administration's public support for family planning over the last 18 months.
Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), and Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) urged Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), and Senator Joseph R. Biden (D-DE), to subpoena a White House memo which allegedly makes political calculations for the President in relation to funding for UNFPA, and a report submitted to the President by a team sent to China to investigate the United Nations Population Fund's program.
Washington, DC - Late Thursday night and into Friday morning, the House of Representatives voted on a Republican bill that subsidizes insurance companies and does not guarantee specific benefits to seniors who need prescription drugs. The bill passed 221 to 208. The Republicans debated their bill without allowing Democrats to propose any amendments or substitutes. Seniors can check to see how much money they would have saved with the Democratic plan versus the Republican plan by accessing
New York - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) expressed guarded approval for the New York City Economic Development Corporation's (EDC) decision to sell 2 Columbus Circle to the American Craft Museum and expressed the hope that changes to the facade would be minimal in a letter to the American Craft Museum.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney organized a letter signed by twenty-eight members of the New York delegation in the House asking Chairman Harold Rogers and Ranking Member Martin Olav Sabo of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation to provide federal funding for the Second Avenue Subway in the FY2003 transportation appropriations bill. This unprecedented support for the Second Avenue Subway comes from every member of the New York delegation other than three Appropriations Committee members who generally do not join requests for specific appropriations.
NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Queens, Manhattan) asked Christine Whitman, EPA Administrator to withhold her approval of a proposed rule change that would weaken the air quality protections and pollution clean-up measures required by the Clean Air Act. The Bush Administration's plans, announced last Thursday, would rescind a part of the New Source Review (NSR) regulation in the Clean Air Act, allowing older power plants, refineries and other facilities in nearly every state in the nation to operate without installing the most up-to-date pollution control devices, even when they are making significant modifications to the facilities. Older power plants are the most polluting since they don't use modern pollution control devices. The Clean Air Act was passed with the expectation that older plants would be replaced with new plants or cleaned up as major modifications were made. The rule change creates a major hole in the regulatory scheme that will allow millions of tons pollution to continue being released into our environment. Essentially, it allows the dirty plants to continue polluting forever.
The past year will go down in history as one of the most scandal ridden in the history of our nation's capital markets. Enron, Global Crossing, Tyco and ImClone all raise the cloud of insider corruption, massive financial restatements and outright fraud on investors. The legislation before us takes an important step in assigning these episodes to history and ensuring that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has the resources to prevent future calamities.