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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Oct 25, 2016 In The News

A triumphant U.S. Rep Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria), joined by community advocates, neighborhood business owners, transit advocates and elected officials proclaimed Tuesday that the long-awaited Second Avenue subway is about to become a reality.

“The MTA tells me as of Oct. 1 the project was 98 percent complete,” said Maloney. “With that news, I am proud to be able to give them an A-plus on my final report card on the progress of Phase 1.”She also gave the overall $1.3 billion project a final grade of A-plus.

Sep 19, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement after news of the suspected Chelsea bomber being brought into custody.

Sep 18, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement Sunday afternoon after a meeting at the Emergency Management Command Post.

“Our emergency responders have been working tirelessly to make sure that our community is safe and that those who need aid get the assistance they need and area residents have expressed their gratitude and admiration to me for the NYPD during this incident.  

Sep 18, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in the wake of the explosion in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday evening:

Sep 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – During Thursday’s hearing of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), Ranking Democrat Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) called for a balanced approach to the federal budget, including both policies to deal with long-term drivers of the debt and policies to lay the groundwork for economic growth.

Sep 10, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Congressman Peter T. King (NY-02), lead sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, sent a letter Friday to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requesting their support for a memorial to honor the thousands of responders and survivors who have died or continue to suffer from the effects of the toxins that covered lower Manhattan in the weeks and months following the September 11th attacks.

Sep 6, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK – Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Ranking Member of the U.S.

Aug 16, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Mayor Bill de Blasio were joined by Health Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett, Congressman Jose Serrano, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh to demand that Congress take decisive action to combat the Zika virus and provide funding needed to adequately respond to Zika in the U.S. and develop a vaccine to protect our citizens. They also provided an update on what the city is doing right here at home to protect citizens from the virus.

Aug 5, 2016 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan) sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio urging him to use eminent domain to fulfill the City’s long-delayed promise to create a 27.8 acre park in Greenpoint/Williamsburg as part of a 2005 rezoning of the area that is expected to add roughly 17,000 new residents to a community starved of green space.  The CitiStorage site constitutes 40% of the promised Bushwick Inlet Park.