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 Parental 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 six weeks of paid parental leave for new parents of both biological and adopted children. 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 is in support of legislation that would support working family members adjusting their work schedules to accommodate busy, family friendly schedules. Read more.
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New York, NY – On Friday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) requested a meeting with MetLife CEO C. Robert Henrikson to discuss the impending sale of the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village housing developments. Residents of the complexes, which are located in Maloney’s district, are concerned that purchasers are likely to try to force out existing tenants. In a letter dated September 15, 2006 (text), Maloney expressed her desire to talk with Henrikson about ways “to enable MetLife to achieve its ends while still maintaining affordable housing and a stable community at Stuy Town and Peter Cooper.”
NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens) expressed renewed concern today about the possible sale of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village (ST/PCV) by MetLife.
WASHINGTON, DC - Bipartisan legislation reintroduced in Congress would help federal workers care for new additions to their families. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY); Tom Davis (R-VA), chairman of the House Government Reform Committee; and Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Minority Whip, have sponsored the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (H.R. 5148), which would give civil servants six weeks of paid leave for the birth of a child or an adoption. Currently, federal workers have to use annual leave and sick leave to care for their newborns.