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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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Jan 3, 2019 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement regarding Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement regarding the L Train:

Dec 19, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Jake Lemonda of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, Gerard Fitzgerald of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, local elected officials and community leaders to call for the reinstatement of FDNY Engine Company 261. Rep. Maloney has written a letter to Mayor de Blasio to call for the reinstatement of FDNY Engine Company 261 at its former location (see below).

Dec 18, 2018 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Maloney released the following statement at the ribbon-cutting for the newly renovated Sgt William Dougherty Park:

 

Nov 30, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Nydia Velázquez, Jerrold Nadler, and Adriano Espaillat; U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee; and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced new legislation to rename the Manhattan Campus of the VA New York Harbor Health Care System after Revolutionary War hero Margaret Corbin. Margaret Corbin fought alongside the Revolutionary Army and was the first woman to be recognized for her military service by the United States.

Nov 19, 2018 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) greeted the news that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway with the following statement:

Oct 14, 2018 Press Release

New York, NY – Following reports of alleged assaults by the hate group known as the “Proud Boys” on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

“Hate, bigotry, and violence have no place in this country, especially in New York. The assaults committed on Friday by members of the known hate group ‘Proud Boys’ were assaults on all New Yorkers and we all condemn them. 

Sep 29, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Council Member Ben Kallos and members of the community to issue a report card on the progress of the East River Esplanade projects. The report applauded the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for moving forward with effort to fix the Esplanade, celebrated the use of public and private partnerships, and expressed approval for the efforts to secure more than $110 million for the project.

Sep 17, 2018 In The News

BROOKLYN — It was a celebration of sorts in Willamsburg on Monday afternoon as commuters and politicians cheered a small victory for L train riders with the impending shutdown just seven months away.

Monday the MTA announced plans to add a fourth bus line during the closure. It will take commuters from Williamsburg to 14th street, saving some riders as much as 20 minutes on their commute.

"That is a big, big improvement," said Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. "We are thrilled that we have this extra line for Brooklyn and I thank the people with me."

Sep 17, 2018 Press Release
NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, State Senator Brian Kavanagh, and members of the community to call for additional service to address community needs during the L Train shut down starting April 2019. Residents are concerned that the MTA is making it too difficult for Brooklyn residents to access ferry service and offering too little ferry service. But just today, Maloney’s office received news that the MTA is working with the contractor and hopes to expand ferry service – increasing the capacity of boats from 149 passengers to 240 passengers and having three boats running instead of two.
Aug 29, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK— Today, two days after the nation marked the 98th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) rang the Closing Bell at NYSE in honor of Women’s Equality Day and released a new report, “Earn Less, Pay More: The State of the Gender Pay Gap and’ Pink Tax’ in 2018,” documenting the state of economic inequality women still face today.

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