June 17, 2019

USA TODAY: 2020 Census citizenship question would hurt business decisions on jobs, stores and even TV

Census data helps all kinds of companies decide where to build and what to sell. Imagine the impact if that information were incomplete or distorted. The Supreme Court is expected to decide this month whether to uphold three district court decisions that ruled illegal the Commerce Department’s wish to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. It is difficult to overstate the …

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June 14, 2019

WASHINGTON POST: Carolyn Maloney’s jacket stands out during the 9/11 victims fund fight. That’s the point.

Source: The Washington Post

By Kayla Epstein

Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart made headlines Tuesday for his impassioned plea for Congress to pass a bill that would extend funding for 9/11 victims and their families.

But there was another advocate for first responders who made a bold statement on the Hill that day: Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney and her firefighter’s jacket.

Fireman’s garb has become a signature accessory for the congresswoman. She wore a different jacket during a 2015 legislative battle over funding for 9/11 victims.

With its oversized proportions and unmissable coloring, it’s not a subtle look. And that’s the entire point.

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June 14, 2019

The US Makes Progress Towards Putting an End to Anonymously-Owned Shell Companies

Source: Global Witness

By Alexandria Robins, Julie Anne Miranda-Brobeck and Mark Hays

We welcome the efforts of these Senators to draft the ILLICIT CASH Act and we applaud Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Pete King (R-NY) for their enduring leadership on this issue to see the Corporate Transparency Act passed out of committee. With today’s events, Congress is inching closer to a landmark achievement in the effort to combat illicit finance and corruption around the world.” 

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June 14, 2019

Problem Solvers Caucus Commends King, Maloney on Passing 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Bill Out of House Judiciary Committee

Source: Insider NJ

oday, the Problem Solvers Caucus, Co-Chaired by Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) and Tom Reed (NY-23), applauded the House Judiciary Committee for passing bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1327, the Never Forget the Heroes Act, favorably out of committee, moving the bill forward for a vote on the House floor. Together, the co-chairs recognized the impressive leadership and dedication of Representatives Pete King (NY-3) and Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) for their commitment to ensuring 9/11 first responders and survivors have continued benefits.

On February 15, 2019, the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund announced that injured and ill 9/11 responders and survivors would receive cuts to their awards due to insufficient funding, including reductions of 50% for pending claims and 70% for future claims, noting the dramatic increase in claims filed.

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June 14, 2019

Maloney Hails Committee Passage of Bill for 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Source: The National Herald

By TNH Staff

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), on June 12 celebrated committee passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act. Reps. Maloney, Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) introduced HR1327 on February 25, 2019. The bill currently has 312 bipartisan cosponsors, 81 of which are Republicans.

Rep. Maloney said, “We are going to make the VCF permanent because there is no other choice. We have a double moral obligation to our 9/11 first responders, survivors, and their families. First, to those who ran to save lives, putting others ahead of themselves. They were selflessly there for us – we now must be there for them. Secondly, to all those our government told it was safe to breathe the air, drink the water – go back to work and school when it wasn’t. We lied to them, and now we need to do everything we can to be there for them and make their suffering less.

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June 14, 2019

I On Politics

Source: Queens Gazette

By John Toscano

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) called on Mayor Bill de Blasio on June 4 to reconsider his plans to close the Astoria Houses Senior Center, located in her district. In a letter urging Mayor de Blasio to keep the center open, the lawmaker highlighted the tremendous impact the senior center has on the community and the hundreds of low-income seniors who will be negatively impacted should de Blasio’s plan come to fruition.

Hundreds of Astoria Houses seniors rely on the center for the critical services it provides, including lunch programs, educational opportunities, and social programs. In fact, for many seniors, the Astoria Houses senior center is their only opportunity to socialize and be active in their community. Local elected officials recently invested roughly $500,000 to renovate the center, a project slated for completion this year. This will now go to waste, Maloney noted.

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June 14, 2019

How Jon Stewart Became a Fierce Advocate for 9/11 Responders

Source: The New York Times

By Michael Gold

“This bill is about fulfilling our promise to ‘Never Forget,’” Representative Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, a Democrat who is one of the sponsors of the bill, said in a statement. “And we won’t stop fighting until we guarantee that this program will be there for anyone and everyone who needs it.”

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June 14, 2019

The Women’s Forum of New York Announces Honorees for The 9th Annual Elly Awards

Source: Look to the Stars

The Women’s Forum of New York will present the 9th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefiting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum on Monday, June 17th, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The awards, named for the Women’s Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, will honor outstanding women leaders. This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum, which has helped over 260 women, age 35 and over, whose lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity, complete their college degrees.

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June 14, 2019

ABA, Industry Groups Support Beneficial Ownership Bill

Source: ABA Risk and Compliance

Ahead of the House Financial Services Committee markup today, ABA joined eight other financial trade organizations in support of Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-N.Y.) bill (H.R. 2513) to counter the use of shell corporations to move illicit funds. The bill directs the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to create a national database of beneficial ownership information.

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