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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Apr 12, 2017 Press Release

New York, NY –Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Secretary Hillary Clinton at LaGuardia College where the Governor signed into law the Excelsior Scholarship program, a first-in-the nation program to offer free tuition to all New York public colleges and universities for New York families earning up to $125,000 annually. Years of tuition increases have threatened to put higher education out of reach for many working-class families.

Apr 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) gathered at Roberto’s Winds, a thriving small business in Manhattan, with NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop, local Chambers of Commerce, NYC small businesses, and Community Development Financial Institutions to celebrate Small Business Week and announce her push to prioritize loans for small business growth in developing communities with the reintroduction of her bill, the Investing in America’s Small Businesses Act.
Mar 31, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, was joined by LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick, and LGBTQ advocates to speak out against the Commerce Department’s decision to reverse its plan to add questions to the 2020 census regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. The data collected from these questions are crucial in ensuring that members of the LGBTQ community are accurately counted and have fair and adequate access to the services and protections they need and deserve under the law and U.S. Supreme Court Decisions.

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK-Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) was joined today by women leaders from across the city to celebrate news that the already iconic statue has been accepted into the Department of Transportation Art program and will remain in place on Wall Street through February 2018. Earlier this month Rep. Maloney sent letters both to Mayor de Blasio and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg requesting that Fearless Girl be accepted into the program.

Mar 18, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney was joined by women leaders from across the city to call on New York City to permit the statue to remain permanently in place on Wall Street. Maloney also announced the reintroduction of her Gender Diversity in Corporate Leadership Act to help get more women on corporate boards.

Mar 3, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), member of Congress’s Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, today brought together Jewish community leaders, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, and the NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism to call for more federal action in response of the recent wave of anti-Semitic sentiment and actions, including multiple reports of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers and vandalism at Jewish cemeteries.
Jan 9, 2017 Newsletter
I am thrilled that we were able to ring in 2017 with a ride on the brand new Second Avenue Subway! This is a momentous achievement for our city and our country. It is the first new subway line in New York City in more than 60 years and will have a lasting impact for generations to come.
Dec 23, 2016 Press Release
New York, NY – Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) learned that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) approval for Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 to enter Project Development under its New Starts program. This begins a two year process for the project to receive a full funding grant agreement from the federal government under which the project will be eligible to receive a significant amount of federal funding, estimated to be approximately 1/3 of the total cost. During the two year process, the MTA will update its environmental review of the project and complete engineering and design studies.
Dec 20, 2016 Press Release

New York, (NY) December 20, 2016 – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), joined by Dottie Herman, Chief Executive of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the Second Avenue Merchants Association, and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, hailed a real estate and economic boom for New York City once the decades-long awaited Second Avenue Subway Line at last opens December 31, 2016.

Dec 15, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with Congressman-elect Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and local elected officials to call on the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to include the Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 Project in New Starts Project Development (PD) under the FTA’s Capital Investment Grant Program.

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