The September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center continue to have serious and lasting impacts on New York and its residents. From long-term health problems, to extensive job loss, to extreme difficulty making mortgage and rental payments or keeping a small business going, thousands of New Yorkers continue to deal first hand with the aftermath of the disaster. My top priority since 9/11 has been to strengthen the federal response in each area of the recovery and to ensure that adequate federal aid is provided to the city for each specific needs that emerged from the disaster.
As the former Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census, Congresswoman Maloney knows the importance of the census and other federal data programs. She fought to ensure that the 2000 and 2010 Census would be fair and accurate, and is working to ensure the 2020 census will be as well. The importance of accurate data cannot be minimized. Decennial census data is used to ensure fair representation and the fair distribution of federal funds.
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.
Throughout history, America’s military men and women have courageously fought for the causes of freedom and democracy. Congress should work to protect not only the rights of active duty servicemen and women, but also the rights of those who served before them. The men and women who risk their lives for our country deserve the best our nation can offer.
As a member of Congress and the Ranking Member on the Joint Economic Committee, Congresswoman Maloney is committed to making sure the economy works for everyone. Congress must ensure that the middle class and working families share in economic growth.
As a former educator, Congresswoman Maloney understands the importance of a quality education. She is a strong advocate for college affordability, investing in K-12 schools, and providing early childhood education for all families. She also is a national leader in the fight to prevent sexual assault on college campuses.
Throughout her time in Congress, Congresswoman Maloney has been an advocate for national energy policies that increase energy independence, protect the environment, and use natural resources responsibly. Development of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures are critical to meeting these goals, as well as developing policies for clean water and sustainable energy.
Financial Services is a key industry for the New York City economy and one of the biggest job creators in the region.
The world is truly a global community, and Congresswoman Maloney is proud that her district is home to a diverse population of thousands of people whose ancestries trace back to all parts of the world. The Congresswoman believes that America should continue to strengthen its relations with other nations politically, economically, culturally, and socially.
Gun violence continues to be a major problem plaguing communities across the country. The massacres at Virginia Tech University, Fort Hood, Texas, Tucson, Arizona, Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut serve as reminders that we need to fight for commonsense policies to make Americans safer.
Congresswoman Maloney understands that the health of her constituents and all American citizens has to be prioritized for the country to grow and thrive.
Nobody knows the importance of homeland security better than New Yorkers. Congresswoman Maloney is working to ensure New York is prepared for, and working to prevent, future terrorist attacks.
Every year, thousands of men, women and children around the world are trafficked into the United States to be sold for commercial sex and labor. Human trafficking is the fastest growing and the third-largest criminal activity in the world. This exploitation of young women, men, and children is a tragic human rights offense.
America’s history is rooted in the strength of immigrants. New Yorkers have a special understanding of how America’s melting pot can create a rich tapestry of ethnic, cultural and religious traditions that infuse vitality into the economic and social aspects of our communities. Throughout her time in Congress, Congresswoman Maloney has made immigration issues a priority, and she strongly believes that by protecting the rights of workers, securing the border, and modernizing our pathway to legal immigration, the hope that we can fix a broken system will become a reality. Congresswoman Maloney will continue to fight in Congress to provide a pathway to citizenship, keep families intact, create a level playing field, and improve the nation’s economy.
Throughout her years in Congress Congresswoman Maloney has been a vocal proponent for a close relationship between the United States and Israel. Israel is a strong American ally and the only real democracy in the Middle East. Congresswoman Maloney has stood with her constituents to support Israel at rallies in her district, as well as on the floor of the House.
It is important for any civil society to maintain an effective, responsive and well-managed legal system that protects people's rights and safety. Despite some progress, the U.S. still has much work to do to address systemic problems within our justice system.
Congresswoman Maloney is a longtime and a strong supporter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. In Congress, she is a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus and a strong supporter of anti-discrimination legislation, including the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Student Non-Discrimination Act, the Equality Act, and other federal measures to expand and protect the rights of LGBT individuals. In 1986, she also introduced the first domestic partnership legislation in New York City history.
Nothing is more important to me than the quality of life in my district, and I am proud of the work I have done to improve infrastructure, preserve historic neighborhoods, fight for better zoning and create schools in my district.
Millions of Americans, including military personnel and civilians, live and work across the world. Although they live overseas, many of these U.S. citizens continue to vote and pay taxes in the U.S. Whether or not they work for American businesses overseas, they help increase exports of American goods and services because they traditionally buy American goods, sell American goods, and create business opportunities for U.S. companies and workers.
Since coming to Congress I have served on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. It has jurisdiction to investigate any federal program and any matter with federal policy implications. I sit on the Government Operations subcommittee and previously served on the National Security Subcommittee and as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on the Census.
During her time in Congress, Congresswoman Maloney has consistently supported efforts to ensure the humane treatment of animals.
Congresswoman Maloney has been an effective and tenacious champion for consumers. Her Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act has saved consumers $10 billion a year since it was signed into law in 2009.
In the 40 years since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which guarantees constitutional protection of a woman’s decision whether to terminate her pregnancy, over 1,000 separate legislative proposals have been introduced affecting abortion policy. The vast majority of these proposals have sought to restrict the availability of abortions, and this same trend can be seen in the Republican House majority. There is a war on women underway and in the last Congress alone, ten votes were taken to roll back on the protections of Roe, as well as numerous votes to curtail family planning funding and even allow hospitals to deny women lifesaving emergency medical care.
Since her election to Congress, Representative Carolyn Maloney has worked to get senior citizens the care and resources they need and deserve.
As I work to improve the quality of life in my district, I have been focusing on transportation issues that impact our lives on a daily basis.
As the daughter, spouse, and sister of veterans, Congresswoman Maloney honors the millions of veterans who live across the country and in New York for their service and sacrifice. Throughout her time in Congress, Congresswoman Maloney has fought to ensure that our returning heroes receive the care and services they deserve.
To offer more opportunity for public scrutiny of project requests submitted for the Water Resources Development Act, I have posted information on these requests submitted to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the Water Resources Development Act of 2010. Please find them listed below.
Since coming to Congress, Congresswoman Maloney has worked tirelessly as an advocate and leader for women. She has placed a special emphasis on women’s health needs, reproductive freedom, international family planning, and securing women’s equality in the Constitution.
In today’s world, we all know how hard it can be to juggle both work and family. That is why I have worked in Congress to advance legislation that supports working families. I was a proud supporter of the Family and Medical Leave Act and I fully support an increase in the federal minimum wage. I have also authored legislation that would expand workforce protections.