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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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Apr 23, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today joined with NYCHA residents and climate activists outside of the Astoria Houses Community Center to announce the introduction of the Congresswoman’s Public Housing Solar Equity Act and highlight the need for the Green New Deal for Public Housing.

Apr 19, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and community leaders to announce the $4,320,500 she secured for the Floating Hospital in the American Rescue Plan. The resources are part of the American Rescue Plan’s investments to expand health services and access to COVID-19 vaccines in underserved communities.

 

Apr 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today announced that more help is here for local businesses and jobs as the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program begins accepting applications tomorrow, Thursday, April 8. Congresswoman Maloney helped secure additional funding for the program as part of the American Rescue Plan’s support for small businesses. The program includes a total of more than $16 billion in grants for shuttered venues.

 

Apr 6, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) stood with local elected officials, union leaders, and educators to applaud the estimated $5.2 billion going to New York City in the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) fund under the American Rescue Plan. The money will help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools, address the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on New York City students, and will help fund universal 3-K in 32 school districts across New York City.

 

Mar 31, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) led a letter, also signed by Reps. Suozzi, Meng, Velázquez, Jeffries, and Meeks, to JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes urging him not to move the company’s headquarters from Long Island City, Queens. JetBlue Airway’s lease in Long Island City is set to expire in July 2023, and recent reports have indicated that they are considering moving their headquarters and employees to Florida. 

 

Mar 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, today praised Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle P. Walensky’s decision to extend the CDC’s eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. The moratorium will keep people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings, reducing the spread of COVID-19, and was originally set to expire at the end of this month.

 

Mar 16, 2021 In The News

NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we honor icons throughout Women's History Month, we want to share the powerful work of Brooklyn's own Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who broke barriers and paved the way for thousands of women.

In 1972, she became the first Black candidate for a major party's nomination for president, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

Just four years earlier, she'd become the first Black woman elected to Congress.

Mar 15, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Last week, the Office of Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) testified at The New York City State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hearing against the issuing of an Air State Facility (ASF) permit to The Brooklyn Union Gas Company Grid to install 2 liquefied natural gas vaporizers at The Greenpoint Energy Center located at 287 Maspeth Avenue. 

Mar 12, 2021 In The News

Center, left to right: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velazquez. Photo: Abigail Gruskin

Center, left to right: Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Nydia Velazquez. Photo: Abigail Gruskin