Local Issues

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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Jun 29, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, when weary House and Senate negotiators brought the conference report of the FY2000 supplemental appropriations spending bill to the House and Senate floors, included in the final text of the bill was $3 million for New York's Second Avenue subway secured by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens). The conference report will likely be voted on in both the House and Senate before the July 4th recess and signed by the President shortly thereafter.
Jun 13, 2000 Press Release

NEW YORK - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) expressed her support for Queens Borough President Claire Shulman's decision to join the City of New York's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Jun 12, 2000 Press Release

NEW YORK - Three federal grants totaling $800,000 were recently awarded to outstanding service organizations in the 14th Congressional District, represented by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D - Manhattan, Queens). The receiving organizations, the International Rescue Committee, the Department of Geriatrics/Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the Salvation Army of Greater New York are dedicated to improving conditions for the sick, the disadvantaged, and the homeless. Federal funds will enable these organizations to develop innovative programs to better serve New Yorkers.

May 19, 2000 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "After weeks of "will he run" "won't he run" speculation, Mayor Giuliani's decision today will cause many people to finally exhale, especially the mayor! If there is one thing I know about Mr. Giuliani, it is that he is a fighter. I certainly hope that he will now be able to focus on his important fight against his recently diagnosed cancer."

 

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Mar 17, 2000 Press Release
NEW YORK -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), a long-time supporter of a full-build Second Avenue Subway, saluted Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's recent decision to hold up the New York State budget unless the MTA's Capital Plan includes a commitment to a full-build Second Avenue Subway.
Mar 15, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D- Queens, Manhattan) announced that she and her colleagues in the Queens delegation, Reps. Ackerman, Crowley, Weiner, and Meeks, were successful in extending the High Density Rule (HDR), which limits the number of airplanes taking-off and landing at LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports. The measure, part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Authorization bill, H.R. 1000, passed today in the House, 318- 102.
Mar 15, 2000 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, tucked in the many pages of the successful Aviation Investment and Reform spending bill (H.R. 1000), language authored by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) to address public complaints regarding helicopter noise, traffic, and safety issues, passed in the US House of Representatives. The Aviation spending bill passed 318-102.
Feb 7, 2000 Press Release

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.

Feb 3, 2000 Press Release

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."

Feb 3, 2000 Press Release

"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.

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