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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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Aug 3, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act and the 2020 American Census Investment Act, today led 44 of her House colleagues in a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross demanding that he respond to Congressional inquires, including one sent by the Congresswoman and her colleague on June 28, regarding the discrepancies between the Secretary’s testimony and documents contradicting his assertion that the Justice Department initiated the request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
May 31, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with members of the Gun Violence Awareness Month task force, LIFE Camp Inc., New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action, Gays Against Guns, and other activist groups to kick off the 5th Annual Gun Violence Awareness Month. In 2013, New York State made history by becoming the first state in the nation to designate an entire month to the issue of gun violence.

May 19, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with gun safety advocates and researchers at Lenox Hill Hospital to call on Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to direct  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) to immediately begin research into how we can combat and reduce gun violence research.

Apr 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King’s (R-NY) request that the OMB abandon its proposal to change the structure of the World Trade Center Health Program, Director Mick Mulvaney doubled down on defending this move. The members, the sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act which created the program, released the following statement in response to Director Mulvaney’s letter.

Apr 7, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK--Today, Congresswomen Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) joined gun violence prevention advocates and New York City students and residents for a town hall on gun safety reform.

Apr 5, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) was joined by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Gays Against Guns, and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence on the Steps of New York City Hall to announce the introduction of new of gun safety legislation related to the efficacy of our nation’s background check system.

Mar 28, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK--Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined gun violence prevention advocates and New York City students for a listening session on gun safety in schools. The students voiced their concerns and asked a panel of experts questions about how to get involved in the fight against gun violence. The panel included Debbie Weir, Senior Managing Director at Everytown for Gun Safety - Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Shaina Harrison, Program Director at New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, and Council Member Ben Kallos.

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), today led a group of their New York and New Jersey colleagues in voicing their continued opposition to helicopter tourism in light of the March 11 helicopter crash in New York City’s East River that killed five passengers. They are also asking for more information about the crash from the FAA and the NTSB who are conducting the investigation. Joining Reps. Maloney and Nadler on the letter were Donald M. Payne Jr. (NJ-10), Nydia M. Velazquez (NY-7), Albio Sires (NJ-8), Bill Pascrell Jr.

Mar 13, 2018 Press Release

New York, NY – Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) commented on the East River helicopter crash: 

“This crash is another tragic reminder that these helicopter tourist flights pose significant public safety risks to our community.  At minimum, these flights should be suspended until there can be an exhaustive review of the safety hazards of operating these flights in such a congested urban airspace. 

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY ­-- In response to President Trump’s infrastructure plan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

“Like everything Donald Trump does, this plan is nothing but hype. After more than a year of big promises to rebuild our nation’s roads, bridges, and subways, this plan doesn’t add a single new federal dollar for infrastructure and would actually end up cutting the funding New York City needs to repair our subway system, extend the Second Avenue Subway, and fix Penn Station.

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