Mr. Chairman, Mrs. Maloney, and Members of the Subcommittee: I welcome this opportunity to report on the status of Census 2000. When I last testified, we were 53 days from Census Day, April 1. Now we are 24 days away and the clock is racing. Much has happened in the last month. The next few weeks will be the most demanding phase of Census 2000 thus far.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, joined by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, and moms who have been fired for breastfeeding on the job, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) announced that she has introduced the Pregnancy Discrimination Act Amendments of 2000. Maloney's bill clarifies the Pregnancy Discrimination Act civil rights law to protect women from job termination or workplace discrimination if they choose to breastfeed or express milk in the workplace.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Yesterday, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), the Ranking Democrat on the House Census Subcommittee, asked the Postmaster General to investigate, what seems to be a clear violation of federal law, mailings that are intended to resemble government documents. The letters were part of a fund-raising solicitation sent by the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF), the leading critic of the Census Bureau, to over a quarter-million households. The letters were sent in envelopes designed to look like official Census Bureau mailings and were timed to overlap with the Census Bureau's mailing out of the official census forms to every home in the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Rush Holt (D-NJ) introduced legislation requiring colleges and universities to address the need for sprinklers, smoke alarms, and flame retardant furniture in dormitories. The Fire Safe Dorm Act of 2000 will improve the fire safety of the nation's college and university housing from the Federal level. Also today, Senator Frank Launtenberg (D-NJ) introduced companion legislation in the US Senate.
NEW YORK, NY -- Today, in front of the Isaiah Wall in Manhattan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Ms. Nikki Stephanopoulos (mother of Sister Maria), and Archbishop Mark and Father Victor Potapov of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russian (ROCOR) reported extremely positive news from their trip to visit two American nuns under siege in a monastery in Jericho. This week a delegation of family members, church officials, and representatives from Congressional offices traveled to the Middle East to investigate the situation and meet with Palestinian and U.S. officials.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressional Census Subcommittee Ranking Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
NEW YORK -- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) urged Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson to immediately release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in order to address the crisis caused by high home heating oil prices in the Northeast. The SPR is a national reserve of oil created by the federal government during the 1970s to respond to oil supply shortages. In a letter to Secretary Richardson, Maloney praised the recent decision by President Clinton to increase assistance to low-income residents through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), but urged the Administration to take the next logical step of selling off some of the SPR. In the letter, she explained that only selling off part of the SPR would bring about a significant drop in heating oil and gasoline prices and that action should be taken immediately to provide assistance to all residents of the Northeast.