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Nothing is more important to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney than the quality of life in her district. She is proud of the work she has done to improve infrastructure, preserve historic neighborhoods, fight for better zoning and create schools in her district. Whether working to create an academically rigorous public high school on the Upper East Side, seeking to restore the crumbling Queens seawall or fighting for a full build Second Avenue Subway, her first priority has always been to make her district a better place to live.

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Sep 8, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK - After questions were raised publicly last week about whether the Eleanor Roosevelt High School would open on time at its new location, Congresswoman Maloney today toured the school on the first day of scheduled classes for the entire school system. Admiring the nearly finished building, Maloney applauded the work of New York's school system and those involved in the build-out process, for doing what was necessary to complete the school for opening day.
Jul 28, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14) released a new report about the impact and value of Head Start programs for the East Side of Manhattan and Western Queens. In conjunction with the release, Rep. Maloney joined with many of her Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives last week in speaking out against H.R. 2210, a bill proposing dramatic and needless changes to the early childhood Head Start program.
Jul 25, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - New York's Second Avenue subway got another major endorsement this year from the full Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives yesterday with the inclusion of $3 million for the project in the appropriations bill that passed the full committee. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), the prime sponsor of the project in the House called decision "a major development for the much needed subway."
May 27, 2003 Press Release

NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) and leading medical professionals from New York University Medical Center announced the start of a $500,000 year long study to research the potential causes of high breast cancer rates on Manhattan's East Side and in Rockland County. Specifically, the study will investigate environmental factors that may be related to high breast cancer rates.

Apr 25, 2003 Press Release
New York, NY - Today, with a group of senior New Yorkers at Manhattan's Carter Burden Senior Center, U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney released a Congressional report that reveals disturbing and harmful conditions in many of New York City's nursing homes.
Apr 14, 2003 Press Release
Thank you all for the invitation to address this distinguished group. I especially want to thank MaryClare Fitzgerald and Michel Orban of the Women's High Tech Coalition and Merrill Lynch for hosting the event. I also want to recognize my colleague Nita Lowey who works tirelessly for New York in Washington.
Mar 17, 2003 Press Release
NEW YORK: Today, on St. Patrick's Day, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) and Ruth Abrams, founder and President of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, announced a new initiative - the Irish Family in America project - to celebrate and exhibit the history of the Irish American experience.
Mar 7, 2003 Press Release

NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (Queens, Manhattan) and City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (Queens) urged the New York City Department of Corrections to develop discharge plans for Rikers Island prisoners who are currently simply dropped off at Queens Plaza with a token in the early hours of morning.

Feb 27, 2003 Press Release
  • Third Consecutive Year of Federal Funding

  • "Recommended" Status from Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

  • Project on Schedule for 2004 Construction Start

  • Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Awaiting FTA Approval

  • Design and Engineering Nearing Completion

  • $1.05 Billion in MTA Capital Plan

  • Existing Tunnel Segments Planned for Use in New Subway Line

WASHINGTON: The third consecutive year of federal funding for the Second Avenue subway became a reality this week, as the omnibus appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2003 became law. Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, the lead advocate for the subway in the House, detailed numerous additional advances in the subway's path to completion, including this year's federal funding news.

Feb 13, 2003 Press Release
WASHINGTON: New York's East Side Access project - connecting the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Station with a stop in Sunnyside Queens - got another significant boost today as the House and Senate finalized an omnibus appropriations bill that includes $13.5 million for the project for Fiscal Year 2003.