March 15, 2017

Pandas Will Fix Everything

Source: New York Magazine By Carl Swanson   “Children love pandas!” declared Representative Carolyn Maloney with the giddy conviction of a politician getting behind something incontrovertible. Up on the 18th floor of the soon-to-be-gutted, now-owned-by-the-Chinese monument to American Greatness the Waldorf Astoria, a crowd of 450 was deep in thrall to a strange panda fantasia — one that has drifted through the …

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March 15, 2017

NY Rep. Maloney calls for protection of Jewish cemeteries

Source: JP Updates By Menachem Rephun   New York politicians are calling for increased penalties following the vandalism last month of two Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. Over 100 headstones were toppled at St. Louis’ Chesed Shel Emes cemetery, while numerous headstones were knocked down at the Mount Carmel cemetery in Philadelphia. The call for stricter penalties was led by …

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March 15, 2017

N.Y. pols push increased penalties for cemetery vandals amid rise in anti-Semitic incidents

Source: New York Daily News By EDGAR SANDOVAL, REUVEN BLAU   Lawmakers on Monday joined Jewish leaders to call for increased penalties for cemetery vandals after a rash of anti-Semitic graveyard desecrations. “There has been a rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes in our country,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney told reporters gathered inside her Upper East Side office. “We have a challenge ahead of …

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March 14, 2017

NY lawmakers, mayor press feds for Trump Tower security funds

Source: FoxNY By KAYLA MAMELAK   It cost New York City roughly $24 million to protect Trump Tower from Election Day to Inauguration Day. Prices are increasing by the day, and so is pressure from local officials to receive a full federal reimbursement. “It is not the responsibility of the New York City taxpayers to foot the bill of the president of …

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March 14, 2017

Manhattan Congresswoman Urges Trump Administration to Create Anti-Semitism Task Force

Source: New York Observer By Madina Toure   Manhattan Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Jewish community leaders called on President Donald Trump and his administration today to take more concrete measures to combat the wave of anti-Semitic hate crimes that has engulfed New York and the nation in the wake of his election. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NYPD announced that they charged Juan Thompson—a …

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March 14, 2017

Maloney And Seniors Discuss Threat of ACA Repeal

Source: Queens Gazette   Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY- 12) met with seniors on February 27th at two centers in her district—the HANAC Archbishop Iakovos Senior Center, and the HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Senior Center— to warn about how a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will raise drug costs, while cutting healthcare for this demographic. The Congress Member vowed to …

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March 14, 2017

Female Democrats wear white to Trump speech in honor of suffragettes

Source: New York Post By Max Jaeger and Marisa Schultz   Female Democratic lawmakers staged a quiet protest during President Trump’s first speech to Congress on Tuesday night, wearing white outfits — a symbol of the women’s suffrage movement. Many of the House Democratic Women’s Working Group’s 66 members, including New York Reps. Yvette Clarke, Carolyn Maloney, Grace Meng and Nydia Velazquez, …

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March 14, 2017

Maloney warns seniors about possible repeal of ACA

Source: Town & Village By Maria Rocha-Buschel   Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is putting seniors on alert about how a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) would affect their drug prices. “(The ACA) is helpful to seniors and it would be dangerous to repeal it,” Maloney told seniors at the Stein Center on Friday. “It would threaten the economy, children and …

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March 2, 2017

Lawmakers, constitutional rights experts join protest of Trump’s press offensive outside New York Times Building

Source: New York Daily News By Byron Smith, Denis Slattery   It’s not often that New York politicians go to bat for the press. But lawmakers and constitutional rights experts came out swinging Saturday on behalf of the media — blasting the Trump administration’s treatment of journalists. The group, headed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, held court on Eighth Ave., outside the New …

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