Congress should be working to reduce crime by keeping dangerous weapons off our nation’s streets and ensuring that criminals pay their debts to society. I have been an outspoken advocate for strong gun control laws during my tenure in Congress. Additionally, I introduced legislation, "The Debbie Smith Act," that was signed into law to ensure that DNA evidence is processed in a timely manner so that rapists are put behind bars.
07/28/2011 - H.R. 2688, Runaway Reporting Improvement Act of 2011 [112th Congress]
07/15/2011 - H.R. 2554, Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act of 2011 [112th Congress]
04/13/2011 - H.R.1523, SAFER Act of 2011 [112th Congress]
09/10/01 - H.R.2874, Debbie Smith Act [107th Congress]
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WASHINGTON–Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the grand jury decision not to indict an NYPD office for the death of Eric Garner.
WASHINGTON—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement applauding Governor Cuomo and the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees on adopting a resolution to implement a comprehensive, system-wide and uniform set of practices to combat sexual assaults on SUNY campuses.
NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney today announced that the President has just signed into law an extension of the Debbie Smith Act, a bill she authored which became law in 2004 and has provided hundreds of millions of dollars to address the nationwide rape kit DNA analysis backlog.