Local Issues

Nothing is more important to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney than the quality of life in her district. She is proud of the work she has done to improve infrastructure, preserve historic neighborhoods, fight for better zoning and create schools in her district. Whether working to create an academically rigorous public high school on the Upper East Side, seeking to restore the crumbling Queens seawall or fighting for a full build Second Avenue Subway, her first priority has always been to make her district a better place to live.

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Jan 9, 2017 Newsletter
I am thrilled that we were able to ring in 2017 with a ride on the brand new Second Avenue Subway! This is a momentous achievement for our city and our country. It is the first new subway line in New York City in more than 60 years and will have a lasting impact for generations to come.
Dec 23, 2016 Press Release
New York, NY – Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) learned that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) approval for Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 to enter Project Development under its New Starts program. This begins a two year process for the project to receive a full funding grant agreement from the federal government under which the project will be eligible to receive a significant amount of federal funding, estimated to be approximately 1/3 of the total cost. During the two year process, the MTA will update its environmental review of the project and complete engineering and design studies.
Dec 20, 2016 Press Release

New York, (NY) December 20, 2016 – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), joined by Dottie Herman, Chief Executive of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the Second Avenue Merchants Association, and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, hailed a real estate and economic boom for New York City once the decades-long awaited Second Avenue Subway Line at last opens December 31, 2016.

Dec 15, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with Congressman-elect Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and local elected officials to call on the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to include the Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 Project in New Starts Project Development (PD) under the FTA’s Capital Investment Grant Program.

Dec 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing efforts to get New York a full reimbursement for the $35 million of costs incurred protecting President-elect Trump between Election Day and Inauguration Day, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman José E. Serrano (NY-15) jointly led a letter from members of the New York Delegation to House and Senate leadership expressing disappointment that the C.R. approved last week only included $7 million for this reimbursement and seeking the rest of the funding in the next appropriations bill.

Dec 9, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Congressman Jerrold Nadler at Trump Tower to call on the federal government to fully reimburse New York City for costs incurred protecting President-elect Trump from Election Day through Inauguration Day. Mayor de Blasio and the Obama Administration requested $35 million from Congress to reimburse the city to cover the extraordinary costs required to protect the President-elect and his family.

Dec 7, 2016 Newsletter
Dear Friend, I just spoke on the floor of the House to express my disappointment that the bill to keep the government funded through April falls far short of providing the funds needed to reimburse our city for the costs we’ve incurred to keep the President-elect and his family safe.
Dec 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), who, with Congressman José E. Serrano (NY-15) and 10 other members of the New York Delegation on a letter to Congressional leadership in the House and Senate calling for $35M in funding to reimburse the people of New York for costs incurred in protecting President-elect Trump and his family, issued the following statement after the release of the Continuing Resolution which only includes $7M of funding dedicated to this issue:

Dec 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) was briefed today, along with other members of the New York delegation, by NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller on the effects of providing security for President-elect Trump on New Yorkers and the NYPD. Following the briefing, Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement:

Dec 6, 2016 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Congress is in the midst of completing its work for the year, but before we adjourn I believe we must provide New York City with federal funds to cover the costs for securing Trump Tower. Since election day, NYPD has been working tirelessly and professionally to comply with Secret Service requirements for protecting the next President of the United States. However, New York City taxpayers should not be the ones footing this bill. That’s why, last night I led a New York delegation letter to Congressional leadership urging inclusion of a $35 million reimbursement to New York City for the costs our city has incurred providing security for President-elect Trump between Election Day and Inauguration Day.

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