June 14, 2019

Maloney: Ban ‘nonessential’ ’copter flights

Source: The Villager

By Lincoln Anderson

Following Monday’s fatal helicopter crash onto the roof of the AXA Equitable building in Midtown, Carolyn Maloney, who represents the area in Congress, renewed her call to ban nonessential helicopter flights from Manhattan.

Flying in heavy fog and rain, the pilot, identified as Tim McCormack, 58, reportedly tried to make an emergency crash-landing on top of the skyscraper, at 787 Seventh Ave., between W. 51st and W. 52nd Sts., which lacks a helipad. McCormack, who was the only passenger, died as the ’copter blew into pieces and sparked a two-alarm fire.

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June 14, 2019

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

Source: USA Today

By Carolyn B. Maloney

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 importance of this ruling. Siding with the Trump administration would ignore the plain language of the law, make the decennial Census less accurate, deny some parts of the country adequate federal resources and deprive millions of Americans of fair representation.

There is another crucial point about adding the citizenship question that has been almost completely ignored: It would do substantial damage to American businesses nationwide that rely on accurate Census data to make critical decisions.

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June 14, 2019

Helicopter Crash on New York High-Rise Sparks Calls for Tougher Restrictions

Source: TIME

By Katie Reilly, Jasmine Aguilera and Josiah Bates

New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney went further, describing the crash as a “nightmare” and calling for a ban on “unnecessary helicopters” over New York City.

“Today, New York City experienced yet another deadly helicopter crash, this time, with our nightmare of having a helicopter crash into a building. It appears that the pilot was killed and no one else was seriously injured — but this pilot’s death is one too many,” she said in a statement. “We cannot rely on good fortune to protect people on the ground. It is past time for the FAA to ban unnecessary helicopters from the skies over our densely-packed urban city. The risks to New Yorkers are just too high.”

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June 14, 2019

This week: BSA, NFIP reforms set for mark-up; NAFCU gives issue update, meets with Calabria

Source: NAFCU

The Corporate Transparency Act, introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., which would help financial institutions comply with the new customer due diligence (CDD) rule by requiring companies to disclose their true “beneficial owners” to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for creation of a database of beneficial ownership information that would be available to law enforcement agencies and financial institutions.

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June 14, 2019

AOC rallies for 9/11 compensation fund, Congress expected to back bill

Source: New York Post

By Ben Cohn and Lee Brown

Congresswoman Maloney stressed that soon more people will have died from illnesses blamed on Ground Zero toxins than were killed in the attack itself.

“9/11 first responders were there for us. We need to be there for them and to show them that we truly meant that we will never forget,” she said.

“The way we show that is by passing this bill.

“Our whole country owes them a tremendous debt — a debt that we can never fully repay.”

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June 14, 2019

9/11 health claims should be fully funded, first responders and politicians say

Source: AM New York

By Vincent Barone

Firefighters and New York’s congressional representatives rallied at Ground Zero Sunday in support of legislation to fully fund claims by 9/11 victims, citing fears of diminishing dollars for health compensation.

First responders to the deadliest terror attack on American soil said rates of serious illnesses stemming from breathing the toxic air of Ground Zero have intensified in recent years as claims for the federal victim’s fund have increased. By the end of 2018, the fund had received 43,100 claims — more than 10,000 of which were filed in the last year.

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June 14, 2019

In Recognition of Pride, New York Health and Hospitals Opens Two New Pride Health Centers for LGBTQ Patients

Source: Insurance News Net

“This is an incredibly important step to ensure LGBTQ youth and adults have access to the healthcare they need. The LGBTQ community faces extraordinary barriers to accessing culturally-competent healthcare. Discrimination and lack of available services put LGBTQ people at heightened risk for a whole range of health issues, and I’m so proud that NYC is continuing to lead in providing access to life-saving care,” said Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.

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