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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July 12, 2019

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Det. Lou Alvarez and Firefighter Ray Pfeifer added to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill name

The new bill’s lead sponsors wanted to enshrine their names alongside Zadroga’s, adding powerful symbolic partners in the current fight to pass permanent compensation, through 2090. “Heroes like James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez exemplify the best of us. Naming this bill after them is just a small way to honor their service and that of the whole 9/11 …

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July 12, 2019

KINGS COUNTY POLITICS: Bklyn Congress Members Call For Immediate Firing Of CBG Agents

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Greenpoint, Manhattan, Queens) said it was outrageous learning that these CBP Officers are routinely expressing hate, misogyny, racism and indifference to the suffering of others. “People who express such sentiments should not be in a position of absolute power over immigrants, women, people of color. They do not represent the American we all know and love,” Maloney …

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July 12, 2019

PEOPLE: Jon Stewart Salutes the Casket of 9/11 Responder Luis Alvarez, Who Died After 68 Rounds of Chemo

Alvarez passed away on Saturday. He was 53. His funeral, held Wednesday morning at Immaculate Conception Church in N.Y.C., was standing room only, the New York Post reported. New York Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney attended along with Stewart, who saluted Alvarez’s casket as it was moved inside the church. According to the Post, Stewart declined to give comment at the funeral and said the Alvarez family would …

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July 12, 2019

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE: House Democrats Aim to Add Paid Family Leave for Feds to Defense Policy Bill

House Democrats will attempt to amend the annual Defense authorization bill to provide all federal employees with 12 weeks of paid family leave when lawmakers consider the bill following the July 4 recess. Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.; Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa.; and Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, announced last week that they would include the amendment when the fiscal …

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July 12, 2019

QNS: ‘A mistake is a 10-year mistake’: How two Queens Congresswomen helped stop Trump’s Census citizenship question

Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney and Grace Meng celebrated a major victory on Tuesday as the Trump administration dropped the controversial citizenship question from the 2020 census after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling temporarily blocked its inclusion on June 27. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who directed the Census Bureau to include the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” …

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July 12, 2019

QUEENS GAZETTE: On Politics

SAFE ACT STRENGTHENS ELECTION SECURITY:  On June 27, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) voted to pass H.R.2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, to better secure our democracy against foreign interference by providing state funding to update and secure their state’s voting systems. The bill mandates paper ballot voting systems, post-election risk-limiting audits, and strict cybersecurity requirements for both election …

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