May 1, 2017

Elected Officials Hold Immigration Town Hall

Source: Queens Gazette By Richard Gentilviso New York is a city of immigrants. More than 3 million foreign-born people live in the five boroughs. 1,120,061 of them are in Queens alone, according to the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College (2015). “My parents came to this country from Greece, so the immigrant experience is very personal for me,” said state Senator Michael Gianaris. “We’ve been trying …

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May 1, 2017

Opinion: A Disturbing Trend Against Women’s Health

Source: Roll Call Despite the fact that most Americans want their leaders focused on creating jobs and boosting the economy, in his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has spent significant time and effort attacking women’s access to critical health care services and it is clear that women should expect even more harmful policies in the future. On …

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May 1, 2017

President’s Budget Preview would leave New York’s Infrastructure in the Dust

Source: Real Estate Rama Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), a long time champion for investing in New York City’s infrastructure, expressed serious concerns about the proposed cuts to infrastructure investments in President Trump’s recent budget preview. On March 16, President Trump submitted to Congress his budget outline, or “skinny budget,” which proposed massive cuts to the Department of Transportation that …

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April 25, 2017

Maloney Condemns Trump’s Defunding of UNFPA

Source: On Politics By John Toscano Following the announcement that the Trump administration will cease all funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D–Queens/Manh.) a strong defender of international family planning and UNFPA, released the following statement: “Few organizations save as many women’s lives as the UNFPA, and I deeply oppose the administration’s cruel decision to cut funding …

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April 25, 2017

Rep. Maloney & Sen. Markey Introduce Legislation During National Public Health Week to Reduce Gun Violence

Source: Insurance News Net Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: As community advocates, doctors, elected officials, and public health professionals gather for national public health week, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation today to address the issue of gun violence across the United States. The bill would set aside $10 million in funding each year for FY2018-2023 …

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April 25, 2017

Rep. Maloney introduces bill to help small business get loans

Source: Financial Regulation News By Financial Regulation News Reports U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced a bill this week designed to increase loan opportunities for small businesses in developing communities. The Investing in America’s Small Businesses Act of 2017 would provide grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to establish loan-loss reserve funds for small business loans under $50,000. This would allow …

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April 25, 2017

Fashion and Government Need Closer Ties, Maloney Says

Source: Women’s Wear Daily By Kali Hays With the prospect of Manhattan’s Garment District yielding to high-rise condos complicating life for fashion companies, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D., N.Y.) and industry executives are calling for closer ties between industry and government. During a Friday panel discussion hosted by Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute on “frontiers and land mines for fashion entrepreneurs,” the controversial border adjustment tax proposed by President Donald Trump and the possible …

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April 6, 2017

Maloney on London Terror Attack

Source: Queen Gazette By John Toscano In response to reports of the March 22nd terror attack in London, England, Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement: “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of London and the United Kingdom…in the wake of the terror attack near the UK Parliament and Westminster Bridge. “As our nation’s closest ally, the United Kingdom has stood steadfast …

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April 6, 2017

NY Officials Respond to Failed GOP Health Care Bill

Source: Our Town By Michael Garofalo New York’s Democratic elected officials breathed a sigh of relief last week when Republican leaders in Washington withdrew the American Health Care Act before it could reach a vote in the House. President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and other Republican leaders killed the legislation after failing to win adequate support for the bill …

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April 6, 2017

Dem Congresswoman Proposes ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Ring NY Stock Exchange Bell

Source: The Washington Free Bacon By Alex Griswold Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) suggested Monday that the statue of a little girl located on Wall Street should ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Maloney, whose district is located in New York City, held a press conference at New York City Hall to rally support for making the “Fearless Girl” statue, …

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