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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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Sep 13, 2021 Press Release

New York, NY – Tonight, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), sponsor of H.J. Res. 28, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), made a ‘Fashion With a Purpose’ statement for the certification of the ERA at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibit.

Sep 10, 2021 Newsletter

Dear Friend, 

It's been twenty years since 9/11/2001 – a horrific day on which we lost nearly 3,000 lives – parents, siblings, children, grandparents, friends. We still feel the pain and sorrow from the lives lost that day, and in all the days that followed. 

Aug 31, 2021 Press Release

New York, NY – Yesterday, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) called on New York State Governor Kathy Hochul to support the Coalition For a 100% Affordable World Trade Center Tower 5 (5WTC) proposal to designate all apartments in the complex affordable with a preference for 9/11 survivors and responders.


Aug 23, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Tonight, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) delivered testimony against the proposed rezoning of SoHo/NoHo at Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s virtual hearing. New York City is currently in the midst of an affordable housing crisis, and as a longtime champion of affordable housing in New York City, the Congresswoman made clear in her testimony that the rezoning would fail to address and meet its main objective of affordable housing.

Aug 5, 2021 In The News

JetBlue Airways intends to keep its corporate headquarters in Long Island City and plans to add 1,800 jobs at New York City regional airports, on top of the more than 7,000 existing ones statewide.

Aug 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, after the release of a state investigation report that found Governor Andrew Cuomo had fostered a culture of workplace misconduct and had sexually harassed numerous women, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), along with Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Brian Higgins (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Ritchie Torres (D-NY), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Grace Meng (D-NY), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Mondaire Jones (D-NY), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) released the following statement:

Aug 2, 2021 In The News

Renters are facing uncertainty as the eviction moratorium expires next month. Queens lawmakers are urging the governor to take action to protect New Yorkers.

The New York state freeze on evictions expires on Aug. 31. This moratorium has been extended several times throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but officials have not indicated there will be another extension.

Jul 29, 2021 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) congratulated Janno Lieber on his appointment as acting CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).


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.