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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WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan & Queens) joined with leading advocates of pay equity to mark the observance of “Equal Pay Day” on Capitol Hill and to herald the release of a new report prepared by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) that shows that American women continue to earn 80 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts in the workforce. “I hope that within my lifetime, we can actually celebrate Equal Pay Day because women have achieved pay parity with their male counterparts. Instead we simply mark its observance as we release yet another comprehensive study documenting the wage gap between men and women,” said Congresswoman Maloney at today’s news conference, which she co-hosted. Equal Pay Day symbolically marks the amount of days in the calendar on which women would have to work additionally in order to earn equal pay to men.
NEW YORK,NY - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) met with a visiting delegation of Iraqi women leaders at the United Nations on the day the historic Transitional Administrative Law (TAL) was signed.