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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Feb 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmembers Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) today urged Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson to adopt all of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations for doors-off helicopter sightseeing tours that were borne from the Board’s investigation of the March 11, 2018 crash of an Airbus AS350 helicopter in the East River that caused the deaths of all five passengers.

Feb 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2020)—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement condemning Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf’s abrupt policy announcement last night excluding New York residents from Trusted Traveler eligibility:

“The Trump Administration’s public announcement suspending Trusted Traveler Program applications and renewals for New Yorkers is political retribution, plain and simple. 

Jan 24, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friend,


I love being home here in NYC during District Work Periods because I get to hear directly from you, the people of NY-12, about the issues you care about most and what you want to see me working on when I head back to Washington, DC.  


Jan 18, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friend,


This has been an historic week – with the House sending the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate and the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate voting to become the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. On Monday, the House passed my bill to prevent corporate executives from taking advantage of a loophole that currently allows them to trade on information before it’s made public and I introduced a bill to ensure a greater number of employees are entitled to accommodations in the workplace to pump breastmilk.


Jan 17, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY-  Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today led members of the New York delegation in a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) demanding answers regarding the status of Yuen “Chin” Mei Tsui’s release from ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) custody and why his immigration court hearing was abruptly postponed. 


Jan 11, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and that your 2020 has been off to a great start.

As we begin the new year, and the second session of the 116th Congress, I wanted to share some of what I’ve been up to.


Opposing a War with Iran and Mistreatment of Iranian Americans

Jan 7, 2020 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Responding to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announced proposal for the Empire State Complex in Manhattan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement.

Jan 5, 2020 In The News

All the world is a narrow bridge, and the most important thing is to not be afraid.

So goes a famous Jewish folksong, and so was the experience of an estimated 25,000 people who marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City Sunday for a rally against anti-Semitism dubbed “No Hate. No Fear.” Many people could be heard singing that exact song, adapted from the words of a Hasidic master, as they marched — along with am Yisrael chai — the nation of Israel lives — and other secular songs of protest.

Jan 2, 2020 In The News

Local Congressional representatives announce federal aid, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directs State Police to further increase patrols and security in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods across the state, as local politicians and community members continue to rally and stand in solidarity with the Jewish community that suffered more hateful attacks since Saturday’s stabbing in Monsey.

Dec 23, 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

What a year we’ve had! It’s hard to believe that 2019 is coming to an end. With a new year—and decade—ahead, I wanted to take a look back at all that we accomplished together this year. We got a lot done working for the American people, including: