NEW YORK - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's efforts to obtain adequate resources for the fight against the Asian Longhorned Beetle have proven successful. In recent letters to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Craig Reed, Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Maloney urged that additional resources be provided to fight the tree-killing beetle. Today, the Congresswoman commended President Clinton for significantly increasing resources to combat the beetle in his 2001 budget. The President's recently released budget would provide $4.6 million for APHIS and $2.5 million for the U.S. Forest Service to be used primarily for tree inspections, education and research on the beetle, removal of infested trees, and tree replacement programs.
NEW YORK - President Clinton's budget for Fiscal Year 2001 will contain $5 million for a study on the feasibility of a Second Avenue subway in New York City. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) joined Senator Charles Schumer in commending the President today, saying, "I am extremely pleased to have the President's commitment for a Second Avenue subway and I only wish we had that kind of support from the Governor."
"Good Evening, tonight we begin the process of examining Con Edison's plans for their two east side power plants. The development that will result from Con Edison's plans will not only forever change the skyline but also the quality of life along the entire east side of Manhattan. We should not move in haste and this cannot be a closed process. So far, we have lots of questions and few answers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This morning, after attending a press conference with Vice President Gore and Senate and House Democrats, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - After speaking with both Sister Maria Stephanopoulos, sister to former White House advisor George Stephanopoulos, and Nikki Stepanopoulos, mother of Sister Maria, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the chair of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, sent a letter to Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat expressing her outrage that the Palestinian Authority is using police to forcefully evict Sister Maria Stephanopoulos and another U.S. based religious leader from church property. Rep. Maloney has also been in contact with the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The two American nuns have been secluded in the Jericho Garden Monastery in a two-week standoff with the Palestinian Authority to prevent the monastery from being taken over by the Moscow-based ''Red'' Russian Orthodox Church.
NEW YORK – Today, after learning that the US Navy selected Camden, New Jersey over Bayonne, New Jersey, as the permanent location for the soon-to-be battleship museum USS New Jersey, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), a long time friend and advocate of the USS Intrepid museum, released the following statement:
NEW YORK - After learning last night that the US Navy has decided to restore full ties to the Tailhook Association, the naval aviators organization that gained attention in 1991 for a slew of scandalous acts of sexual harassment waged against female officers during their Las Vegas convention, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) released the following statement: