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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Apr 10, 2019 Press Release

Following the announcement that the NYC Health Commissioner issued a mandate for all those living, working, or residing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to be vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), who represents parts of Williamsburg, issued the following statement:

Apr 10, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

 

This weekly update is coming early this week as the House has finished up voting with Democrats heading to our Issues Conference in Virginia this afternoon. While we were only in DC for a short time this week, we still got a lot done. Below are some highlights.

Apr 5, 2019 Newsletter
Dear Friend, This week, the House passed important bills to expand and renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), condemn the Trump Administration’s latest effort to take away Americans’ health care, and to end U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen. I was proud to vote for and support these measures and am especially pleased to tell you that VAWA included a provision I authored to continue and increase funding to process DNA evidence, including untested rape kits, which helps victims get justice and put perpetrators behind bars.
Mar 29, 2019 Press Release

New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Vice Chair of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), unveiled new legislation, the Nonprofit Relief Act of 2019, to undo damage caused by the 2017 Tax Act. Provisions in the law divert money away from charitable missions through higher costs and unfair tax treatment.

Mar 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), joined today with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Representatives Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-07), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) to reintroduce legislation to rename the Manhattan Campus of the VA New York Harbor Health Care System after Revolutionary War hero Margaret Corbin. Margaret Corbin fought alongside the Revolutionary Army and became the first woman to be recognized for her military service by the United States.

Mar 15, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Now that we’ve wrapped up another work week in Washington, I wanted to share with you some highlights of the past week and make sure you know about two events in New York City that I am hosting this weekend.

 

Saturday 3/16 @1pm: Queens Town Hall on the 2020 Census

Mar 8, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

We had another busy week in Washington, DC and I’m excited to see some of you this Sunday at my State of the District event. More information on that and updates from the week below. 

You’re Invited: State of the District Event

Feb 11, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with Queens community leaders in Long Island City to call on New York State to fund the promised, long anticipated LIRR station in Sunnyside Rail Yards. This stop, promised as  part of the East Side Access plan, would create a transportation hub that will incorporate all of the transportation systems that use the Sunnyside Rail Yards (LIRR, NJ Transit, Amtrak and soon, Metro North) to respond to the rapidly growing LIC community.

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), member of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance, released the following statement on the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) deal reached by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

 

Jan 10, 2019 In The News

Local officials have jointly denounced the recent acts of Anti-Semitism and hate in Greenpoint after seven stickers displaying Nazi symbols and messages of white supremacy appeared over the weekend near McGuinness Boulevard.

The messages, written in black marker on USPS stickers, included, “No more white guilt, rise up,” “Jews are poisoning our children,” and the numbers 14 and 88, which refer to white supremacist David Lane’s infamous 14 word slogan, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for our white children,” and “Heil Hitler,” respectively.

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