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Jan 6, 1998 Press Release

It's a tough job being a working mother: you have two full-time jobs and you must do them both well. Those jobs can become even tougher when employers discriminate against new mothers who want to breast-feed or express milk at the office. Breast-feeding has long been touted as healthy for babies, and now a new study published in the January issue of Pediatrics concludes that breast-fed babies are smarter. But the more than 50 percent of all new mothers who work all too often find their civil rights trampled upon when they try to breast-feed at work.

Dec 17, 1997 Press Release

Washington, DC -- December 17, 1997. After weathering strong bipartisan criticism at a hearing in front of the House Subcommittee on Government Management Information and Technology on November 12, the Treasury Department announced drastic management changes to its Financial Management Service (FMS).

Dec 16, 1997 Press Release

"There is a new sex scandal brewing in the nation's armed services. But it has nothing to do with command and subordination. It has to do with the further isolation of, and discrimination against, women.

Dec 7, 1997 Press Release

Lori Berenson has been held prisoner in a Peruvian jail for more than two years. She was sentenced to life in prison by a secret Peruvian military tribunal, on January 11, 1996. Such proceedings are widely regarded as violations of international law.

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Nov 12, 1997 Press Release

Washington, DC -- November 12, 1997. Delinquent fines, student loans, royalties, and other debts to the U.S. government have rolled into a 50 billion dollar tab- and debtors are doing little about it. The numbers are the topic of hearings being held today in the Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney released a report today, in conjunction with the hearings, which shows the break-down of the debt, and the degree to which the agencies are breaking the law.

Nov 11, 1997 Press Release
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce an important piece of women's health legislation – "The Tampon Safety and Research Act of 1997." The research called for in this bipartisan bill will finally give women the accurate information they need to make informed decisions about their health as it relates to tampon use.
Apr 16, 1997 Press Release
After last night’s helicopter crash at the 60th Street Heliport, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement:
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Mar 13, 1997 Press Release
Washington, D.C.-- Today, Rep. Maloney requested a legal opinion from the General Accounting Office regarding whether or not the Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) had proper authorization to negotiate royalty settlements with major oil companies.  She also sent a letter to Attorney General Janet Reno asking for the Justice Department’s policy and role in these settlements.  Rep. Maloney has focused attention on two Interior Department negotiated settlements with Exxon and Chevron.  These settlements may have resolved more than $1 billion in outstanding claims for only $218 million.
Mar 4, 1997 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) has contacted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for assistance in obtaining federal action to regulate the operation of the 34th Street Heliport.  The Heliport has plagued residents of the East Side of Manhattan with helicopter noise and quality of life problems for several years.
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Feb 27, 1997 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-- Today, Rep. Maloney applauded the United States Government, New York State, New York City and local community groups for their combined effort to eliminate Brooklyn's Asian Longhorn Beetle infestation, remove dead or damaged trees and replant new trees in an unprecedented effort to restore the communities' greenery.

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