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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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Jun 17, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today introduced the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Congressional Gold Medal Act, HR 2387, in recognition of his pioneering role in promoting religious freedom and human rights.

May 31, 2013 Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – A new report by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) highlights new data on the bridge’s increasingly decaying conditions. She studied state conditions data, the number of flags the inspectors issued and the number of accidents and traffic delays, and in each case, Kosciuszko Bridge ranked at the bottom of the list. 

May 29, 2013 Press Release

New York, NY — On Monday, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY12) led a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony Monday at Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms Park. 

May 21, 2013 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) applauded the news that the 23rd Street Manhattan VA Hospital is fully operational after having suffered major flood damage during Superstorm Sandy.  For the past seven months, the hospital has been restoring services and reopening departments gradually, but today the facility announced completion of the first phase of its plan to repair the damages and will be able to provide regular services to its patients.  As part of the federal Sandy Relief package, the Manhattan VA will receive $207 million to repair and redesign the facility. 

Apr 23, 2013 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY, April 23, 2013 – Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) hailed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) announcement that the “muck houses” on Second Avenue at 72nd and 69th Streets will be removed now that all blasting has been completed and the debris has largely been cleared.  In addition, the MTA has issued its final set of Requests for Proposals for the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway.

Apr 19, 2013 Press Release

(New York, NY) – After learning of the arrest of a man in Elmira, NY in connection with a series of threatening phone calls to her office, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) offered thanks and praise for the work of New York law enforcement agencies. Maloney said:

Mar 22, 2013 Press Release

New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn) joined with administrators, senior citizens and local elected officials at the Stein Senior Center in Manhattan to hail the allocation by the New York City Department for the Aging of $752,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding to support the rehabilitation of the Center’s new home, which is located in the Uniformed Firefighters Association’s headquarters building at 204 East 23rd Street in Manhattan. The Center is celebrating its Grand Opening at its new space this evening.

Feb 24, 2013 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – At a press conference at Weill Cornell Medical College today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney joined Weill Cornell Dean Dr. Laurie Glimcher, State Senator Liz Krueger, Assembly Member Micah Kellner, City Council Member Jessica Lappin, and Weill Cornell researchers, students and patients to decry the harmful impact of federal budget sequestration on medical research (see photo, attached; caption below). The legislators urged Congress to act before Friday, March 1, the deadline to trigger sequestration, which will impose $85 billion in automatic spending cuts on the federal budget, with a disproportionate share of the cuts being inflicted on federal funding for medical research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies.

Feb 22, 2013 Press Release

New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn) hosted a forum and career fair that promoted women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or “STEM”) careers. The two-part event was held at the CUNY Graduate Center and was attended by about 400 high school and college-aged students. 

Feb 13, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn) issued the following statement today on last night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama, the 22nd she has attended as a Member of Congress.