November 2, 2018

Reps. Maloney and Donovan Request Hearing on Holocaust Education Bill Following Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Source: The Jewish Voice 

In the wake of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Dan Donovan (R-NY) formally requested that the House Committee on Education and the Workforce hold a hearing on their bipartisan bill to bolster Holocaust education across the country. The Never Again Education Act (H.R. 5460) was introduced in April 2018.

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November 2, 2018

Momentum Grows For 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization

Source: Queens Gazette 

On October 29, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), and Peter King (R-NY-2), Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) released the following joint statement announcing that the House (H.R.7062) and Senate (S.3591) bills called the Never Forget the Heroes Act have garnered 100 bipartisan co-sponsors since being introduced earlier this month:

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November 2, 2018

Joining Up To Fundraise For Breast Cancer Research

Source: Queens Gazette

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Maloney organized a fundraiser for the lead Senate sponsor of her Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act and breast cancer survivor, Senator Heitkamp. One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of their lifetime and it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women.

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November 2, 2018

New York Democrat, Republican Call for Hearings on Holocaust Education Bill

Source: Roll Call

By Griffin Connolly

A bipartisan duo of New York lawmakers asked Wednesday for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to hold hearings on their bill that would provide resources to public and private schools to more adequately teach students about the Holocaust in World War II in Nazi Germany.

The request from Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney and GOP Rep. Dan Donovan comes less than a week after a gunman entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 Jews celebrating Shabbat.

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November 2, 2018

Reps. Donovan, Maloney push for hearing on Holocaust education act

Source: 1010 WINS

By David Caplan

In a bipartisan move, Republican Rep. Dan Donovan and Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney have requested that the House Committee on Education and the Workforce hold a hearing on the Never Again Education Act, which would increase Holocaust education across the country.

The Act would provide educators with tools and training to teach about the Holocaust. The Act has yet to have a hearing. 

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November 2, 2018

Local members of congress slam Trump’s desire to end birthright citizenship

Source: 1010 WINS

By David Caplan

A handful of New York City Democratic members of Congress are slamming President Donald’s Trump’s remarks Tuesday that he would like to end birthright citizenship for some U.S.-born children.

Trump made the comments to “Axios on HBO” ahead of midterm elections that he has sought to focus on his hardline immigration policies.

Revoking birthright citizenship would spark a court fight over whether the president has the unilateral ability to change an amendment to the Constitution. The 14th Amendment guarantees that right for all children born in the U.S.

Asked about the legality of such an executive order, Trump said, “they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”

But that didn’t sit well with Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

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October 26, 2018

MALONEY SPEAKS AT 9/11 VCF WORKSHOP

Source: Queens Gazette: I On Politics

By John Toscano

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), author of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and its reauthorization, addressed 9/11 survivors, first responders, and victims’ families on October 16 at a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Workshop at the Icahn School of Medicine. The event was hosted by Mount Sinai, 9/11 Health Watch and the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program to help survivors and families navigate the VCF claims process. Maloney is currently sponsoring the Never Forget the Heroes Act (H.R. 7062), along with Congress Members Jerry Nadler (NY-10) and Peter King (NY-2), to fully fund and permanently reauthorize the VCF. The VCF is currently scheduled to expire at the end of 2020 and is facing a likely funding shortfall. Maloney was joined by VCF Special Master Rupa Bhattacharyya and VCF staff experts.

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October 26, 2018

Electeds introduce bill to reauthorize and fully fund 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Source: Times Ledger

By Bill Parry

With cancer rates continuing to rise among 9/11 first responders, residents and workers after the 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Victim Compensation Fund is in danger of running out of funding and is set to expire in 2020.

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced last Friday bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize and fund the VCF to ensure that 9/11 first responders and survivors will be compensated for their suffering, lost wages and families.

“We need to permanently authorize and fund the VCF as soon as possible and make sure the VCF has the additional funding it needs to cover the anticipated shortfall. When we vowed to never forget after the 9/11 terrorist attacks — it also meant that we would never leave our heroes without the support they need,” Maloney said.

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October 26, 2018

Maloney Raises Millions to Fight to End Breast Cancer

Source: Queens Daily Eagle

By Victoria Merlino

They’re ringing out for a cure.

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) rang the opening bell at NASDAQ in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 16 to bring awareness to the illness that affects one out of eight U.S. women.

“When I first came to Congress, I wanted to double federal funding for breast cancer research and I am proud to say that we have actually more than tripled it!” Maloney said in a statement about the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF). “We have allocated more than $885 million in federal funds this year but what I always hear from breast cancer research and awareness groups is that we need ever more funding because research is the only way we are going to finally defeat breast cancer.”

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