August 29, 2016

Congresswoman Presses Regulators on Volcker Rule Data

Source: New York Times A senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee is pressing regulators to share two years of market data they have collected in connection with the Volcker Rule, a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act intended to rein in banks’ risky trading and investments. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York, sent a letter to regulators on Monday …

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August 24, 2016

U.S. To Issue Long-Awaited Diwali Postal Stamp

Source: Silicon India A commemorative Diwali stamp will be issued by the US this year, capping seven years-long efforts by Indian-Americans here and influential American lawmakers to have a stamp marking the Indian festival of lights, a move welcomed by the community. The stamp that shows a photo of a traditional ‘diya’ lit against a sparkling gold background and the …

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August 24, 2016

Maloney, De Blasio On Combating Zika Virus

Source: Queens Gazette Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Mayor Bill de Blasio were joined on August 16 by Health Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett, Congressman Jose Serrano, state Senator Adriano Espaillat, and Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh to demand that Congress take decisive action to combat the Zika virus, provide funding needed to adequately respond to Zika in the U.S., and develop a vaccine to protect our citizens. …

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August 23, 2016

At Last, Diwali Stamp Issued by United States Postal Service

Source: India West A 15-year effort by the Indian American community to get the United States Postal Service to issue a Diwali stamp has finally come to fruition. The USPS announced Aug. 23 the official release of a postage stamp commemorating the Hindu festival of Diwali — also known as the Festival of Lights. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., a leader in …

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August 23, 2016

Pandas could be coming to NYC if Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s group gets its way

Source: AM New York Get ready for some panda-monium! Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said Tuesday that a group she’s spearheading to bring panda bears to New York City has created a nonprofit and opened a bank account devoted to the cause. “I’d say, the pandas are coming!” the ursine enthusiast said, nibbling beneath a tree on a confectionery outside City Hall. Earlier …

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August 19, 2016

Rep. Maloney Calls for On-air Olympics Correction from NBC

Source: The National Herald Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) and her Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues Co-Chair Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) sent a letter to NBCUniversal CEO Stephen B. Burke expressing concerns raised by comments made about Macedonian history during NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremonies of the XXXI Olympiad on Friday, August 5, 2016. The full text of the letter …

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August 16, 2016

De Blasio, Others To Call On Congress To Pass Emergency Zika Funding

Source: CBS Local Mayor Bill de Blasio and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney are calling on Congress to passemergency funding to help fight Zika. De Blasio said Tuesday that there are 480 confirmed cases of Zika in New York City. Most appeared to be connected to travel to affected areas.   The city has tested more than 3,400 pregnant women for the virus, and 49 tested positive. One baby was born with microcephaly …

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August 16, 2016

We need $2B to Fight Zika in Our Global ‘City of Immigrants,’ Pols Say

Source: DNA Info Congress should approve $2 billion in federal emergency money to combat the Zika virus because as a global city with many tourists and immigrants from places where the disease is spreading, New York City is particularly vulnerable, Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials said Tuesday. The mayor and other politicians called on Congressional leadership to …

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August 2, 2016

Rep. Carolyn Maloney urges Congress to fund drug rehab programs to combat rise in heroin overdoses

Source: NY Daily News With the number of fatal heroin overdoses on the rise, Congress must fully fund drug rehab programs, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan) said Tuesday. President Obama on July 22 signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), but Congress has yet to provide money for the new programs. In Brooklyn alone, 29 per 100,000 residents died …

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August 1, 2016

Rep. Maloney Applauds OPIC Policy Change on Greece

Source: The National Herald The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is now open to reviewing proposals for projects in Greece according to a document issued by the agency for investors. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) consulted for months with OPIC on this issue which could help with the Greek financial crisis. Congresswoman Maloney, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, …

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