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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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Nov 8, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: The U.S. House or Representatives passed an $80,000 appropriation today for the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Inc. and its T.E.E.N. Society Program, a pregnancy prevention initiative for teenagers. The appropriation was voted on as part of the fiscal year 2002 Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations conference report. After the Senate votes on the conference report, the President is expected to sign the legislation into law.

Nov 8, 2001 Press Release

WASHINGTON: The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a $250,000 appropriation for Carnegie Hall to support the Hall's effort to enhance its arts education and cultural enrichment programs. Specifically, the funds will help complete the Hall's Third Stage Project, a new intermediate-sized venue for educational and culturally diverse music initiatives. The $250,000 appropriation was voted on as part of the fiscal year 2002 Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriation conference report. After the Senate votes on the conference report, the President is expected to sign the legislation into law.

Sep 21, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY) introduced a House Resolution honoring Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the rescue workers, and the residents of New York City for their valiant efforts in responding to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Sep 5, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK: Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney joined caregivers, seniors, and members of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) today at the Florence Nightingale Health Care Center in the Upper East Side to draw attention to the long-term care staffing crisis facing New York's nursing homes and to build support for a solution. Excerpts from Representative Maloney's remarks at the event follow:

Aug 2, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Originally requested in September of 1997, the final Roosevelt Island Seawall Study performed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE), was received this week by the Roosevelt Island Operating Committee (RIOC) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY). The study investigated the condition of the seawall that structurally supports Roosevelt Island as well as the non-sea-walled, South-End shoreline of the island. The seawall study states, “While imminent failure is not a concern, an appropriate preventative maintenance program should be undertaken.”

Jul 12, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) recognized the effective work of Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton today, as the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation announced it had included $3 million for the Second Avenue subway, $20 million for the East Side Access project for the Long Island Rail Road, and maintained funding for the Farley Post Office project in the annual Transportation Appropriations bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee will now consider the bill and send a final version to the full Senate for a vote.
Jul 11, 2001 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the U.S. House of Representatives passed its annual Agriculture Appropriations bill tonight, Congressman Joseph Crowley (NY) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) announced a major increase in federal appropriations to battle the tree-killing Asian Longhorned Beetle.
Jun 18, 2001 Press Release

Washington, DC-Today, Congressman Joseph Crowley (NY-07) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) announced that a House subcommittee has approved $250,000 for the Long Island City Links Project (LIC Links). The funding will be made available through an earmark in the FY 2002 House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. The full House will vote on the measure later this year.

Jun 11, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK: Today, the Task Force for an East Side high school, co-chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields, together with Board of Education officials, announced a major investment in an existing school and the creation of another one the East Side of Manhattan.

Jun 7, 2001 Press Release

NEW YORK - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan) expressed strong support for the Port Authority's recently released recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aimed at reducing flight congestion at LaGuardia airport. Key ideas in the Port Authority report include encouraging voluntary industry solutions, limiting the number of flights permitted each hour at LaGuardia, charging airlines a "congestion fee" for most flights during peak periods or conducting an auction among the airlines for a predetermined number of permitted flights, and providing financial incentives to encourage the use of larger aircrafts.

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