"It's high-tech, beautiful and welcoming to children," U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said, adding to a burst of laughter. "It almost makes me feel like I want an emergency."
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U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney issued a statement calling Abate "a fearless champion of many important causes."
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