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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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.

Jan 14, 2000 Press Release

NEW YORK - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) is fighting the proposal to build a tower on top of the Citibank building at the corner of 91st and Madison. The proposed tower would be completely out of context in the Carnegie Hill Historic District. The area was designated a historic district because it preserves a moment in time when Madison Avenue was made up of low brownstones and townhouses.

Jan 5, 2000 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) expressed her approval of the plan for the development of Governors Island released to the public today. She is a member of the Task Force on Governors Island :
Dec 10, 1999 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Last night President Clinton signed Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney's (D-NY) bill into law, House Joint Resolution 46. HJ Res. 46 grants honorary veteran status to Zachary Fisher. Mr. Fisher, a resident of Maloney's district, devoted his life to supporting the American military. The President, when awarding Mr. Fisher with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998, called Mr. Fisher one of the "best friends of freedom this country ever had."

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