New York City, NY - NYC seniors are paying some of the highest prescription drug prices in the developed world, forcing them to choose between life-altering or even life-saving treatments and necessities such as food or rent, according to a new international study conducted by the offices of Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D - Manhattan & Queens) and Anthony Wiener (D-Queens & Brooklyn). The study, which was prepared in conjunction with the Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform, revealed that NYC Seniors pay substantially more for the same medications than seniors in other countries.
Senator Boxer, Chairman Biden, and members of the committee: On behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, and especially on behalf of its women members and supporters of the rights of women worldwide, I commend you for holding this hearing on the CEDAW Treaty for the Rights of Women. A public discussion is an important step toward ratification of the treaty and a step toward equality for women worldwide. These hearings are long overdue - more than 22 years overdue.
Washington, DC - Today, the Health subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives favorably reported HR 1784, The Women's Health Office Act, to the full committee. The bill was introduced last May by Congresswoman Connie Morella (R-MD). Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney is the lead Democrat on the bipartisan bill.
NEW YORK: The U.S. Department of Transportation will release federal funds to the MTA this week for the long-awaited Second Avenue subway and for the extension of the Long Island Railroad into Grand Central Station - a project known as "East Side Access" - according to Transportation Department documents released today.
New York, N. Y. - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, (D-Manhattan, Queens) received the National Legislative Leadership Award from the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, this Sunday, June 9, 2002, at their Twenty-Sixth Annual Legislative Breakfast: "The Challenges of Transition and Change."
NEW YORK: At the request of eight members of Congress from New York, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) has produced the first official assessment of major economic impact studies of the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York.
NEW YORK -- East Side parents are eagerly anticipating the opening of a new academically rigorous high school on the East Side of Manhattan. The new school, which will be known as the Eleanor Roosevelt High School, is slated to open its doors to students in September 2002 in a temporary location. The school is expected to move to its permanent location the following year. Parents and Elected Officials received an update on the new school from the Board of Education last Friday at a meeting of the Task Force for an East Side High School.
Washington, DC -- Today, on the 82nd Anniversary of Congress sending the 19th Amendment to states for ratification, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, the author of the woman's equality amendment (ERA), released a state-by-state report of Members of Congress that have yet to co-sponsor the Constitutional Amendment -- despite the fact that the states they represent ratified the ERA in the past, or their home-state constitutions include language almost identical to the federal amendment awaiting approval. The report can be viewed at: www.house.gov/maloney/proerastates.htm