Working Families

It can be difficult to juggle both work and family, which is why Congresswoman Maloney has worked in Congress to advance legislation that supports working families. She was a proud supporter of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Congresswoman Maloney also fully supports an increase in the federal minimum wage and has authored legislation that would expand workforce protections to support working families.

Affordable Childcare: Congresswoman Maloney has been a continuous supporter of legislation in Congress to provide American families access to safe, affordable, quality child care. She has also fought to safeguard tax exemptions for families with children, such as the Child Tax Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and Dependent Care Assistance Programs.

Paid Family and Medical Leave: Congresswoman Maloney understands the difficulties too many Americans face to meet everyday obligations for their families and workplaces. In response, she has supported legislation to ensure families get paid leave for family or medical emergencies, and worked to expand the Family Medical Leave Act to meet the demands of modern parents. Read more.

Paid Leave for Federal Employees: Federal employees are now guaranteed 12 weeks of leave for the birth of a child, but many families cannot afford to take this much time off of work without any compensation. Congresswoman Maloney has introduced legislation to provide paid FMLA leave for all federal employees. Read more.

Flexibility for Working Families: Congresswoman Maloney knows that the working dynamic of most American families has greatly changed over the last 50 years. Many families do not have a stay-at-home member, making it difficult to manage when someone in the family falls ill and needs extra care. The Congresswoman supports legislation that would support working family members adjusting their work schedules to accommodate busy, family friendly schedules. Read more.

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Apr 16, 2021 Newsletter
Dear Friend, Before we get to this week’s updates, I want to wish all those observing the holy month of Ramadan a Ramadan Mubarak. This week, I introduced the Family Medical Leave Modernization Act to expand who and what is covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); chaired the Oversight Committee’s historic vote to pass H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act; and voted with my colleagues to pass H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. I’m also glad to report that the FDA heard my call to lift the medically unnecessary in-person dispensing requirement for mifepristone — a prescription medication that has been used to safely end early pregnancies in the United States for more than two decades.
Apr 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced legislation that would modernize the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for the 21st Century. The Family Medical Leave Modernization Act will guarantee small necessities leave and make important updates to the definition of family to ensure a broader range of caregiving relationships are covered by FMLA’s protections. 

 

Mar 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — At today’s House Financial Services Committee hearing entitled “Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response,” Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), senior member of the committee, questioned Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about what steps the Treasury Department is taking to implement the provisions of her Corporate Transparency Act, and about the impacts COVID will have on the American labor force going forward, post-pandemic.

 

Mar 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – At today’s Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing: “From Rescue to Recovery: Building a Thriving and Inclusive Post Pandemic Economy,” Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and author of the Measuring Real Income Growth Act, highlighted the need to make sure that equity is at the center of our economic recovery policy.

 

Mar 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, today voted with her colleagues to send the American Rescue Plan Act to President Biden for his signature.

 

The Congresswoman spoke on the floor Wednesday morning, urging all her colleagues to join her in voting to pass the bill. You can read those remarks, as prepared for delivery, here.

 

Feb 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, voted to pass H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Funding and assistance from this bill is expected to deliver more than $70 billion to New York State, its communities, and its families.

Feb 12, 2021 In The News

Proposed legislation being considered by a House committee on Friday could expand paid leave for federal workers who have exhausted their allotment amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Jan 31, 2021 In The News

Rep. Maloney stands on the steps inside a subway station with the word "excelsior" behind her.

Career politicians all around have been sent packing but Carolyn Maloney says she isn't going anywhere. | Guerin Blask

Jan 29, 2021 In The News

Rep Maloney speaks at a congressional hearing

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) says she is confident her bill on paid family leave will become law.) (Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

Jan 28, 2021 In The News

For too many years, the United States has stood out as one of the only countries in the developed world without a national paid family leave policy. Since the start of my time in Congress over 20 years ago, I have been fighting to make America’s paid leave policy something that we could be proud of. In December 2019, Congress finally passed my paid parental leave bill as part of the defense authorization package; and on Oct.