July 19, 2019

QUEENS GAZETTE: On Politics

HOUSE PASSES NEVER FORGET THE HEROES COMPENSATION ACT:  Following House passage of Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund Act (H.R. 1327) on July 12, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and lead bill sponsors, Congressmembers Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) joined with first responders, …

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July 19, 2019

QUEENS GAZETTE: ‘Heroes Act’

On Monday, July 15, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined US Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and 9/11 first responders and health and compensation advocates to celebrate the overwhelming House passage of Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund Act (H.R. 1327). The coalition of …

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July 19, 2019

CNBC: Facebook currency chief faces withering questioning from Democrats in Congress

Velasquez, Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., asked Marcus if he would commit to refraining from moving forward with Libra until policymakers put appropriate regulations in place. Clarifying his response, Marcus told Waters, “I committed to waiting for us to have all the appropriate regulatory approvals and have addressed all concerns before moving forward.” “That’s not a …

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July 19, 2019

NEW YORK COUNTY POLITICS: MANH Lawmakers on the Move, July 17, 2019

Maloney Writes Letter to MTA About Sudden L-Train Closure Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) penned a letter to the MTA expressing concern over their recent decision to close the L line. The MTA announced yesterday that they would be shutting down the L line in Brooklyn for nine weekends and several weeknights, effective immediately. According to the agency, the shutdown …

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July 19, 2019

NY DAILY NEWS: Brazilian meatpacker in Trump bailout scandal may have been illegally courting U.S. investors, Rep. Maloney says

A Brazilian meatpacking company under fire for raking in millions in farm subsidies from the Trump administration is hiding a federal investigation from potential investors in violation of U.S. law, New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney told financial regulators last week. The Democratic vice chair of the House Financial Services Committee said in a Thursday letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay …

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July 19, 2019

THE NEW YORK TIMES: House Votes to Extend 9/11 Fund for Lifetimes of First Responders

Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York, who has led the charge to replenish the fund, said the bill fulfilled “a moral obligation” Congress has to the Sept. 11 emergency workers, who rushed to the rubble immediately after the attacks, and others who worked there in the months that followed. The cause was championed by the comedian Jon Stewart and brought …

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July 19, 2019

HAMODIA: Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund Holocaust Education

The Never Again Education Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide federal funds to provide resources and training to teach the important lessons of the Holocaust, was introduced today in the U.S. Senate by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Representatives. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Elise Stefanik (D-N.Y.) introduced companion legislation in the …

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July 19, 2019

THE VILLAGER: OPINION: We pledged ‘Never Forget’

“Last week, we lost an incredible New Yorker — an American hero — N.Y.P.D. Detective Luis Alvarez. I vowed that we would finish his last mission — to take care of the 9/11 community. On Friday, the House scheduled to finally vote to fully fund and make permanent the Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund to take care of every first responder, …

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