WASHINGTON, DC – In the last week of the year, with the FY21 pandemic relief omnibus bill and H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, becoming law, and with the passage of H.R. 1925, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) closed out 2020 with four legislative wins.
Included in the FY21 pandemic relief omnibus bill is the Congresswoman’s H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act, and included in the FY21 NDAA are the Congresswoman’s Corporate Transparency Act and a provision she authored securing paid leave for the birth, fostering, or adoption of a child for FAA and TSA employees, medical professionals working in VA facilities, and DC courts and public defender employees. H.R. 1925, now passed by both the House and Senate, would rename the Manhattan VA the "Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System.”
The Congresswoman on December 31 issued the following statement on these accomplishments:
“Building a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum, a testament to the women who helped build and shape this nation, has been years in the making and I am thrilled that we finally passed this legislation. It is so fitting that we passed this bill as we mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment and in the year in which we elected our first woman vice president.
“While I did not vote for the underlying bill, I am proud that the FY21 NDAA includes my Corporate Transparency Act, which is a critically important bill that will strengthen our national security by cracking down on anonymous shell companies that are used by terrorists and money launderers around the world. Also importantly, this package includes a correction to my paid parental leave bill that will give FAA and TSA employees, medical professionals working in VA facilities, and DC courts and public defender employees up to 12 weeks of paid leave in the event of the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child. Congress intended to guarantee paid parental leave for all Federal employees, and this bill honors that commitment.
“And finally, we rounded out the last week of 2020 with the passage of my bill to rename the Manhattan VA the ‘Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System.’ This will be the first VA in the country to be named after a woman veteran.”