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 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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More on Working Families

Feb 4, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, on the 15th Anniversary of the enactment of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), Tom Davis (R-VA), and Danny Davis (D-IL) released the following statement:

Jan 28, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Vice-Chair of the Joint Economic Committee and Chair of the House Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after the House overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan economic stimulus package (H.R. 5140):

Jan 22, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement today after the House failed to muster the 2/3 majority needed to override the President’s veto of the revised State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP (HR 3963), legislation that would have provided 10 million children with health care coverage:

Jan 17, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Bush’s remarks today on the need for an economic stimulus:

Jan 6, 2008 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today regarding President Bush’s speech in Chicago on the economy:

Dec 16, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Vice-Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Bush’s speech on the economy in Fredericksburg, Virginia today:

Dec 6, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ November 2007 employment situation:
Dec 5, 2007 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Representative Carolyn Maloney introduced the Working Family Flexibility Act, which will give working Americans the right to request flexible work options in order to balance the demands of their jobs and home life. Senators Dodd, Clinton, Obama, and Congressman George Miller are co-sponsoring this bill. 

Nov 9, 2007 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today voted for the Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007 (H.R. 3996), which will provide immediate tax relief for America’s working families by preventing 23 million middle class families from paying higher taxes this April.  The bill passed the House by a vote of 216 to 193.  Congresswoman Maloney submitted the following statement of support for the bill into the official congressional record:
Oct 11, 2007 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), and Tom Davis (R-VA) today expanded their recently introduced “Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act” to include eight weeks of paid parental leave for all federal employees, including congressional staff.  While benefits for congressional employees are administered under a separate government program, all federal employees currently must deplete their annual and sick time to take parental leave.

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