May 16, 2017

MALONEY SLAMS FINANCIAL CHOICE ACT: “IT WOULD TAKE U.S. BACK TO PRE-FINANCIAL CRISIS CONDITIONS”

Source: Queens Gazette By John Toscano Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D–Queens/Manhattan) Ranking Member on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment, during the April 27 Committee on Financial Services full committee hearing, slammed the Republican-proposed Financial CHOICE Act, which would repeal the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and roll back “the …

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May 16, 2017

Democrat upsets GOP by calling banking bill a ‘middle finger’

Source: Washington Examiner By Joseph Lawler A markup of a Republican financial reform bill quickly ran off the rails Tuesday when a Democrat called the legislation a middle finger to the public. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York called the Republican bill a “591-page middle finger to consumers, investors, regulators and markets,” upsetting the Republican members of the House Financial …

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May 16, 2017

House panel delays vote on Dodd-Frank repeal bill

Source: CNN Money By Donna Borak House lawmakers on Tuesday postponed voting on changes to a sweeping GOP bill to kill Obama-era financial regulations after Democrats worked to obstruct advancement of the plan they claimed would harm Americans and rescue Wall Street. Throughout a seven-hour House Financial Service Committee hearing, Democrats repeatedly tried to stonewall efforts by Republicans to advance a …

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May 16, 2017

Maloney goes into battle for MacBride

Source: The Irish Echo By Ray O’ Hanlon There’s another battle brewing on Capitol Hill. And at the center of it are the MacBride Principles. The fair employment guidelines for Northern Ireland, that were so hotly debated around the United States in the 1980s and 1990s, are under a new threat as a result of a bill before the House …

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May 1, 2017

Maloney Slams Proposed Cuts for Public Housing, Attends Rally

Source: Queens Gazette By John Toscano Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney joined with New Yorkers from across the city for the No HUD Cuts rally at 26 Federal Plaza on April 20. The gathered crowd was there to protest the proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to the U.S. Department of Housing and urban Development that would negatively impact millions across the country. After the rally, she …

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May 1, 2017

Simotas, Maloney Celebrate Women’s History

Source: Queens Gazette On Friday, April 21, State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and US Congress Member Carolyn Maloney hosted a luncheon to commemorate and celebrate Women’s History Month and to honor three exceptional local women for their contributions to the communities of western Queens. Approximately 60 invited guests joined the celebration, which was held in the Astor Room at Kaufman Astoria Studios.  The Honorees …

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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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