WASHINGTON, DC - Protecting the health of women, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) introduced H.R. 360, The Robin Danielson Act today. The bill directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research to determine the extent to which the presence of dioxin, synthetic fibers, and other additives in tampons and related products pose any health risks to women. The legislation also asks the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect and report information on Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
NEW YORK, NY - After reading in the Wall Street Journal today that President Bush has promised House Republicans that his administration will block the use of corrected Census numbers in configuring congressional districts throughout the country, Census Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This weekend, Ranking Member of the Census Subcommittee, U.S. Rep Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), took advantage of President Bush's visit to the Democratic Congressional working retreat in Farmington, PA by asking the President whether he would make a commitment not to interfere with the use of more accurate, modern scientific methods in the upcoming census. President Bush responded, as did his Commerce Secretary-Designee Don Evans many weeks ago, by stating that he needed more information about the Census before he could answer Maloney's question.
Long Island City, NEW YORK: Congresswoman Carlolyn B. Maloney visited P.S. 17 - The Henry David Thoreau School - in Long Island City today, to amplify the importance of technology in the classroom. P.S. 17 recently received a grant of $7,000 from Verizon for computers, hardware, software, scanners, and printers to expand a program that incorporates online computer research into the educational activities of the students in the K through 5th grade school.
WASHINGTON-- Today, the White House released a Presidential Proclamation, signed by President Clinton, to grant national monument status to the forts and associated ordinance buildings on Governors Island.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) released the following statement tonight, in response to President Bush's actions regarding international family planning:
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), ranking Democrat on the House Census subcommittee, released the following letter today to Commerce Secretary Don Evans on press reports that Tom Hofeller, the RNC's redistricting expert is being considered by the Bush administration for Census Director.
NEW YORK: Last night, at a town forum that she organized and moderated, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Manhattan, Queens) received a commitment from the President of the New York City Board of Education, William Thompson, and Board of Education member Dr. Irving Hamer, to construct an academically rigorous public high school on the East Side. Dr. Hamer indicated that the school, which will challenge its students with an AP (Advanced Placement) track and emphasize a college preparatory curriculum, will be located in a large existing school building at 96th Street and 1st Avenue. President Thompson suggested that a reasonable time frame for the school's completion would be September 2002.
NEW YORK - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) and Charlie King, the Regional Director of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) highlighted the best HUD budget in 20 years, today, on the last day of the Clinton administration. Maloney noted that HUD's 2001 budget marks the highest funding level approved by Congress since 1981 and a 16% increase over fiscal year 2000.