June 13, 2016

Does the Economy Do Better under Democrats or Republicans?

Source: Huffington Post In the rough and tumble of presidential campaigns — rougher this year than ever before — facts are sometimes lost in the debate. But one fact that voters should keep in mind — one that is incontrovertible — is that the U.S. economy performs better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones. Conservatives have long claimed that they are better …

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June 13, 2016

Stonewall Memorial Grows in Wake of Deadly Orlando Terror

Source: NY1 As the NYPD beefs up security in the city, particularly at LGBT facilities, following the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s history Sunday, city residents are mourning the lives lost in what federal investigators say was an act of terror. Police have stepped up their presence at key locations throughout the city as a precaution. Mayor Bill de Blasio …

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June 9, 2016

Maloney: You Can Get Things Done in DC

Source: Queens Tribune U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan/Queens/Brooklyn) is quick to tell someone that it is still possible to get things done in Washington, even as a member of the minority party. Maloney, who has represented Astoria and Long Island City in Congress since 1993, is running for a 13th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She faces a primary …

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June 1, 2016

Congress Launches Inquiry Into N.Y. Fed Handling of Bank of Bangladesh Cyberheist

Source: Wall Street Journal A congressional panel is seeking more details related to the $101 million cyberheist from the Bangladeshi central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York earlier this year. The chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology has asked New York Fed officials to brief the committee on its handling of the security …

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May 29, 2016

Congresswoman Meets with Greek American Leaders to Discuss Greece

Source: USA Greek Reporter Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), co-chair and co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, met with the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), Daughters of Penelope and Sons of Pericles for the AHEPA Family Annual Capitol Hill Day. The meeting took place to address U.S. relations with Greece and Cyprus and the efforts to support awarding Greek American and …

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May 24, 2016

Second Ave. Subway On Schedule: Maloney

Source: Queens Times Ledger U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) said the Second Avenue subway is more than 94 percent completed and on schedule to start running in December, but she recommended “guarded optimism since there is very little room for error” in the final months of construction. The project could fall behind “if milestones are not met,” said Maloney, who issued …

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May 23, 2016

Banking Regulators Questioned On Response to Swift Network Cyberattacks

Source: Wall Street Journal A leading Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee pressed banking regulators Monday for details of their response to a series of breaches on the global money-transfer network Swift. In a letter, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D., N.Y.) asked the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. about …

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May 17, 2016

Rep. Maloney threatens “F” if MTA doesn’t finish Second Ave. Subway on time

Source: DNA Info U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney praised the MTA’s performance on the Second Avenue Subway construction this year — but threatened to give it an ‘F’ if it doesn’t finish the first phase on schedule. Maloney issued the MTA a “report card” on Monday, giving it an “A-” for its annual execution of the project. That’s an improvement from last year’s “B+.” But she said that grade could …

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May 12, 2016

Maloney: NY-Boston Amtrak upgrade funds from Florida’s refusal of high speed rail

Source: Real Estate Weekly A plan that aims to cut train travel time between New York and Boston by two hours was the byproduct of a long-winded political dispute in another part of the country. According to Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the $295 million down payment for improving the Northeast Corridor (Boston-New York-Washington) was originally earmarked for a Florida high-speed rail plan …

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