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Jansing and Co | April 29, 2013
Jansing and Co | April 29, 2013
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, announced at this week’s credit union regulatory burden hearing she plans to introduce a bill that would exempt loans from the credit union member business lending cap that are made after federally declared natural disasters.
In a release, the congresswoman said the move would inject much-needed funds into local communities when they need it most.
“We all know Superstorm Sandy caused enormous destruction throughout the Northeast, and wildfires, hurricanes and tornados have wreaked similar havoc across the country,” Maloney said after the hearing on Wednesday.
“Federal disaster assistance that flows after each declaration of a disaster is essential but not sufficient to get a region back on its feet. I’ve heard from many small businesses about theirstruggle to recover from Sandy,” Maloney said.
The bill would exempt member business loans from the 12.25% of assets cap for a period of up to five years after a natural disaster declaration.
“Exempting these loans will open up a new source of credit for struggling small businesses and untie the hands of credit unions that want to provide that assistance,” she said.
“Credit unions are key members of the communities they serve and want to be there for small businesses who need assistance recovering from natural disasters. This bill will provide businesses a source of capital to help them rebuild and recover,” the New York Democrat said.
Last Thursday, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) attended the Presidential signing ceremony of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The bill, long delayed by conservatives in both houses of Congress, finally passed late last month by overwhelming margins. After the ceremony, she issued the following statement:
“As an original cosponsor of VAWA when it first passed in 1994 and a supporter of its subsequent renewals, I’m especially proud that this version of VAWA includes a bill I authored, the SAFER Act, which will help reduce the nation’s untested DNA rape kit backlog, and a bill I was the lead Democratic sponsor of, the Campus SaVE Act which will aid colleges in reducing sexual violence on campuses and help victims obtain needed services.
“The fundamental obligation of government is keeping citizens safe. And by including my two bills and extending VAWA provisions to LGBT, Native American, and immigrant victims, we have now extended protections under this law and affirmed the principle that equal protection under law are not meant just for some. They are meant for all. Furthermore, by reauthorizing the Trafficking Victims Protection Act we are renewing our commitment to ending the scourge of human trafficking.”
Rep. Maloney was an original cosponsor of the Violence Against Women Act when Congress passed it in 1994 and supported the previous renewals in 2000 and 2005.
Democrats aren’t taking House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s takedown of Rep. Spencer Bachus lightly.
Following a POLITICO report earlier Thursday that Cantor forced Bachus, the House Financial Services Committee chair, to reverse course on legislation that would crack down on congressional insider trading, the bill’s top backers lashed out at Cantor’s decision to pressure Bachus to back down.
“I was completely surprised and taken aback to find that the Republican leadership had yanked it off the agenda and stopped the process from going forward,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said. “This is something that 99 percent of the Americans agree [with] completely.”
On Tuesday, Bachus called for a Dec. 14 markup on the STOCK Act, which would explicitly bar insider trading among members of Congress and federal workers. The bill, which stands for “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge,” languished in obscurity before a “60 Minutes” investigation in November propelled it onto committee agendas and to more than 200 co-sponsors.
Joining Woodside residents, Team Maloney spent Monday at Woodside Houses "Clean Up the Grounds" Day participating in activities such as cleaning up around a garden honoring American troops.
"I want to thank all my residents here in Woodside, the children, for coming out and making this a successful day. We try to instill teamwork and community work in our residents so we can live the quality of life that we deserve. And I want to thank Congresswoman Maloney for bringing some of her great folks to come and help us on this day. Thank you Carolyn, and hopefully we'll be working with you in the near future," said Ann Cotton-Morris, President, Woodside Houses Tenants Association.
"I had a great time helping out at the Woodside Houses. I was proud to give back to a community that has shown so much support for Carolyn," said Peter Gao, a Maloney for Congress intern.
Check out photos of Woodside residents, Ann Cotton-Morris (President, Woodside Houses Tenants Association), Christina Leale and Woodside children teaming up with Team Maloney members Loren, Rayees, and Peter.
Jordan first got involved with the Maloney campaign because he thought it “would be a great way to learn about the election process and make a tangible difference.” Jordan wanted to work for Carolyn because her political philosophies strongly mirror his own. And, “her work to help find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease, as a co-founder of the Congressional Working Group on Parkinson's Disease, personally resonates with me, as I have an uncle who passed away from Parkinson’s and another uncle who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease.” Jordan would like to see Carolyn re-elected because “her policies truly reflect the needs of the middle class. Whether it’s expanding health care, fighting for benefits for first responders, or passing the Credit CARD Act, Carolyn is always thinking of her constituents, rather than caving to the interests of the elite. As an experienced congresswoman who has served almost two decades in the House, Carolyn knows how to get things done and has shown again and again her ability to do so.” The first thing Jordan did on the campaign was knock on doors and help with the petitioning process. Although he was a bit nervous, Jordan quickly realized that his "unease was unfounded." Jordan likes working for the Maloney campaign because he enjoys getting to know the other interns, as well as the constituents. There are so many diverse people from different backgrounds in Carolyn’s district whom he would never have the opportunity to meet.
Shirley wants to see Carolyn re-elected because “Carolyn has been relentlessly fighting for the well-being of New Yorkers. Her accomplishments have improved the lives of many Americans with her strong beliefs ranging from consumer rights to healthcare reform. As someone with both the experience and the energy, Carolyn deserves to continue representing her district.” Shirley got involved in the campaign because, as a lifelong New Yorker, she believes it is extremely important to be an informed citizen. “Participating in the democracy that is America is a responsibility that I have, and a great way to begin the process was to get involved in a political campaign.” The first thing Shirley did for the campaign was make phone calls to voters in the district. She loves her work because the campaign team is so enthusiastic. “It is amazing to meet such diverse supporters of Carolyn, not only on the campaign, but all across the district. I love working with every one of the interns and interacting with them on a daily basis has made work both progressive and enjoyable.” Between now and Primary Day, Shirley is going to help Carolyn win by knocking on doors, making phone calls, and spreading the word about Carolyn’s accomplishments and the importance of being an informed New Yorker.
Brian wants Carolyn to be re-elected because she never stops fighting for New Yorkers. He got involved in the Maloney campaign because he thought “it would be a good experience and wanted to do more with my life.” The first thing he did for the campaign was talk to voters in Long Island City. The thing he likes best about working on the Maloney campaign is meeting and talking to other supporters of Carolyn. He also likes how he goes to many new places that he wouldn’t have known about otherwise. Brian is going to help Carolyn win between now and Primary Day by continuing to work hard on her behalf.
Yuliya wants Carolyn to be re-elected because “Carolyn Maloney has done everything in her power to help New Yorkers during the past eighteen years, including writing vital legislation to make the lives of her constituents better. Carolyn will not stop fighting for New Yorkers in the future and thus should remain the Congresswoman in this district.” She got involved in the Maloney campaign because she wanted to learn the basics of how a campaign is run and thought “what better way than in a campaign where the candidate has done so much for her constituents.” The first thing Yuliya did for the Maloney campaign was participate in the Fireworks in Astoria event where she helped with the petitioning process to put Carolyn’s name on the ballot. “It was a great first event because I saw right away the immense support Carolyn had throughout her District.” The thing she likes best about working for the Maloney campaign is “knowing that I am a direct link between the Congresswoman and her constituents. It is a great feeling to share Carolyn’s numerous accomplishments for New York directly with her voters.” Between now and Primary Day Yuliya will work to re-elect Carolyn by “communicating with as many voters as possible, by making phone calls and by knocking on doors, to tell them about the things Carolyn has achieved for them and the importance of their support in the September 14th Primary.”