July 19, 2019

NEW YORK COUNTY POLITICS: MANH Lawmakers on the Move, July 19, 2019

Maloney Testifies in Favor of Raise the Wage Act Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens) testified in support of the “Raise the Wage” act yesterday. The bill, which was passed later that day, will gradually hike the minimum wage up to $15 per hour over the next few years. “The minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 for the past ten …

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July 19, 2019

CNN: Congresswoman Maloney: Trump misled us in his economic report. I’m setting the record straight

“Every year, the public gets a window into the White House’s views of the economy when the administration publishes the Economic Report of the President. Typically, it is a dense but interesting read, offering a data-driven assessment of the economy, and highly anticipated by economists, policymakers and others who care about economic policy. However, the Trump administration’s 2019 report is …

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July 19, 2019

QNS: Several Queens organizations involved in city’s tech workforce training programs

Proving once again that the Queens tech community is at the forefront of the city’s fastest growing sector, the de Blasio administration awarded microgrants to seven joint ventures that all specialize in workforce development. One of the joint ventures includes LaGuardia Community College and another brings together Queens Public Library, Urban Upbound and Pursuit, formerly known as Coalition for Queens, …

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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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