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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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Jul 15, 2021 In The News

LOWER MANHATTAN — As the deadline to register for 9/11-related health benefits nears, there are still many impacted New Yorkers who haven’t signed up — or don’t even know they’re eligible altogether.

Virtually anyone who worked, lived or went to school in Lower Manhattan during that time — between Sept. 11, 2001 and May 20, 2002 — or volunteered to help in the area, is eligible for benefits.

Officials told PIX11 80% of eligible first responders have registered, but less than 10% of the office workers, students and teachers have signed up.

Jul 13, 2021 In The News

When Rachel Rothenberg-Saenz, former director of product development at Oscar de la Renta, was furloughed in the spring of 2020, she heeded Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call to help with the shortage of personal protective equipment

“We pivoted and called everyone we knew from years in the industry,” Rothenberg-Saenz said.

Jul 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) today announced she secured $6.3 million for NY-12 through community project funding requests in appropriations legislation.


“I was proud to submit community project funding requests for these deserving organizations. These groups are integral to our community, and I’m thrilled to be able to support their work through federal funding.


Jul 12, 2021 Press Release

New York, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) convened a roundtable at LIM College with manufacturers, designers, and the Garment District Business Improvement District. The discussion focused on the designers and manufacturers who pivoted to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 crisis and why the District’s revitalization is critical to New York City’s recovery.


Jul 9, 2021 Press Release

BROOKLYN, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) this week visited the North Brooklyn Angels’ new facility on Kent Street. The Congresswoman recently submitted a community project funding request for $676,000  to expand the North Brooklyn Angels preparation and distribution of free meals and produce to food-insecure individuals and fund projects including Operation Neighbors Feeding Seniors to provide thousands of meals to homebound seniors.


Jul 7, 2021 In The News

A city showed its thanks to the heroes of the last 17 months through an extravagant parade Wednesday, July 7.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the term essential worker was coined and healthcare professionals, supermarket employees, educational staff, firefighters, and more were elevated to hero status. Now, as the Big Apple emerges from the ashes of the worst global health crisis in over a century, a who’s who of elected officials lined up to demonstrate their gratitude in front of a legion of television cameras and a roaring crowd of supporters.

Jul 2, 2021 In The News

With most COVID-19 restrictions now lifted in New York City, the city's economy is now “turning the corner” as businesses reopen to full capacity amid a boom in new business applications. This is attributable to the fact that people are getting vaccinated, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who represents New York’s 12th congressional district, told Yahoo Finance Live.

Jun 24, 2021 Press Release

New York, NY –Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) is calling on all middle and high school students in New York’s 12th Congressional District to participate in this year’s Congressional App Challenge.  

Jun 23, 2021 Press Release

New York, NY – Following the lack of Spanish and Chinese translation services at the Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement poll site on Election Day, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) called on New York Board of Elections (NYBOE) Executive Director Michael Ryan to ensure that this problem is rectified before the November general election. 


Jun 17, 2021 In The News

New York Democrats want JPMorgan Chase to return the overdraft fees the bank collected during the pandemic — and to scrap the hated charges altogether.