August 1, 2017

House Bill Proposes To Triple Penalty For Female Genital Mutilation

Source: Huff Post By Kaeli Subberwal WASHINGTON  ― Reps. Dave Trott (R-Mich.) and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) are aiming to triple the federal penalty for female genital mutilation amid an investigation into the practice in Detroit. On Thursday, Trott and Maloney proposed the Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation (SAFE) Act to increase the federal penalty for female genital mutilation to 15 years in …

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August 1, 2017

Proposed law would triple penalties for genital mutilation

Source: Daily Tribune By Aileen Wingblad U.S.Congressman Dave Trott and U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney introduced new legislation this week that would triple the current maximum penalty for performing female genital mutilation. The Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation Act would increase the federal penalty for female genital mutilation to 15 years in prison and urge states to implement reporting requirements for suspected genital …

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August 1, 2017

REP. MALONEY MEETS WITH HELLENIC COMMUNITY LEADERS ON 43RD ANNIVERSARY OF ILLEGAL TURKISH INVASION OF CYPRUS

Source: Hellenic News WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, addressed the American Hellenic Institute’s annual Breakfast Briefing commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the illegal Turkish invasion of Cyprus. After the breakfast, the Congresswoman released the following statement: “As the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, I was honored to join Ambassador …

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August 1, 2017

Rep. Maloney: Cyprus Must Reunify and Turkish Troops Removed

Source: USA Greek Reporter by Tasos Kokkinidis Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney called for vigilance in calling out all Turkish aggression and said that Cyprus needs to be reunified and Turkish troops must be removed. Maloney, co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus, addressed the American Hellenic Institute’s annual Breakfast Briefing commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the illegal Turkish invasion …

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August 1, 2017

Standing Against Latest ACA Repeal Bill

Source: Queens Gazette Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with New Yorkers, medical professionals, hospital employees, and patient advocates on July 15 to speak out against the latest Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would cause millions of Americans to lose their healthcare coverage. The latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) will, like earlier …

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July 17, 2017

Members of Congress press Sessions to investigate sexual ads at Backpage.com

Source: The Washington Post By Jonathan O’Connell and Tom Jackman Five members of Congress who head anti-human-trafficking groups called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a criminal investigation of Backpage.com after a trove of documents revealed that the website hired a company in the Philippines to lure advertisers and customers seeking sex. Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Claire McCaskill …

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July 17, 2017

Majority Of The House Majority Supports American Women’s History Museum

Source: Queens Gazette Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced on June 28 that their bill to create a Smithsonian museum dedicated to American women’s history on the National Mall is now supported by a majority of the House of Representatives. With 227 co-sponsors, the representatives gave President Trump a joint letter at last week’s White …

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July 17, 2017

A Women’s History Museum Could Be Coming to Washington’s National Mall

Source: Global Citizen By Coleen Curry Just six months ago, hundreds of thousands of women filled the streets of Washington, D.C., to ensure that their voices were being heard in America today. Now, they may have a permanent monument on Washington’s National Mall to remind future generations that women always have been and always will be a central part of …

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July 17, 2017

New York Democrat working to recruit Trump for women’s museum support: report

Source: The Hill By Julia Manchester Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) personally urged President Trump and Ivanka Trump to support the creation of a women’s history museum in Washington, D.C., according to a new interview. She even handed them take-home material to read on the initiative. The New York Democrat is urging the Trump administration to get behind her legislation to …

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