Press Releases

Aug 26, 1999 Press Release

NEW YORK - "Seventy-nine years ago today, legions of visionary women, and men, celebrated a hard-fought victory: Constitutional ratification of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment made the right for women to vote in America inalienable. With inspiring momentum, from the 1920's to the present, women's votes have step by step changed the course of our country's history. Since the days of Seneca Falls, women have campaigned for our rights to liberty and happiness, and our campaign will not stop until we pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

Aug 17, 1999 Press Release

"I am deeply frustrated to learn that the MTA is only considering a Second Avenue Subway that would end at 63rd Street. Although I am encouraged that there will most likely be money in the MTA’s Capital Plan for the new subway line, it is still clear that the MTA plan is simply inadequate. New York City needs a full length Second Avenue Subway that extends into the financial district.

Aug 4, 1999 Press Release

"With the passage of this bill, we are setting a federal standard - breastfeeding is welcome here!" – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Aug 2, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) was joined today by Rep. George Gekas (R-PA), other Members of Congress and representatives from the construction industry, in urging support for H.R. 1219, the Construction Industry Payment Protection Act of 1999.

Aug 2, 1999 Press Release


Jul 28, 1999 Press Release
In the past decade we have witnessed great advances for peace and justice throughout the world. We have witnessed the end of the cold war and break-up of the Soviet Union. We have seen the triumph of democracy in South Africa and movement toward peace in the Middle East and in Northern Ireland. These events have been beacons of hope for us all. In the light of these advances, the situation in Cyprus is all the more tragic for that island remains divided by the shackles of occupation and oppression. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the brutal Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus. You don't have to be a Cypriot to feel outrage and pain that parts of Cyprus have been occupied for 25 years.
Jul 27, 1999 Press Release
"I am pleased that the Senate has apparently decided to put the interests of American taxpayers, schoolchildren, and the environment ahead of big oil companies' profits. This action today proves what I have argued all along: that while big oil companies will try every tactic imaginable to avoid paying the royalties the owe, their slick backroom deals won't stand up to the light of day. It is clear that these companies couldn't face the public outrage that their slick deal had generated and had no choice but to give in."
Jul 27, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Just one year ago, Glamour Glove was in jeopardy of losing a major portion of its business to Federal Prison Industries (FPI), the inmate-work program to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP), which runs a centrally-managed chain of 99 factories that employed 20,200 inmate-workers and hard sales of $534.3 million in 1998, making FPI the 35th largest contractor to the Federal Government, just behind IBM with $593.4 million in Government sales.

Jul 22, 1999 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during the House subcommittee markup of the Commerce-Justice-State spending bill, the Republican leadership will reportedly own up to the crisis that they created and declare a budget emergency to fully fund the 2000 Census.
Jul 20, 1999 Press Release

"I want to begin by thanking Martha McSteen, former acting director of the Social Security Administration and president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Sara Burger, National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, Burton Fretz, Executive Director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, and Cindy Wade from the Office of Elder Rights and Protection of Northwest Georgia, for being here today.