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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Dec 12, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today took to the House floor to stand against any cuts to or delays in funding grants for law enforcement in the wake of Monday’s failed terror attack in New York City.

“We can’t play politics with federal funding for local law enforcement and homeland security. This funding for states and cities, especially high-threat areas like New York City, must not be delayed or cut off.

Nov 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement after House Republicans released their new tax plan.

“The GOP’s tax plan is a complete and total disaster. It would raise taxes on the middle class, double tax New Yorkers, increase the national debt, and lay the ground work for devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Oct 29, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) hosted a town hall at Bellevue Hospital with Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard N. Gottfried, Open Enrollment Specialists, Patient Advocates, and District 12 constituents to kick off the 2018 Open Enrollment Season beginning on November 1 and to highlight the importance of the Affordable Care Act for millions of Americans.

Oct 27, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY— Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17) joined student leaders and advocates to seek new ways to tackle the inadequate sexual assault reporting processes currently employed on college campuses nationwide. The members announced a new effort to track sexual assaults on college campuses through a standardized, national survey and discussed ways to combat the Trump Administration’s rollbacks of Title IX protections for student victims. Sexual assault is a pervasive problem all students contend with during their tenure on campus.

Oct 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following today’s passage of the GOP budget resolution setting the stage for the GOP Tax Plan that includes repeal of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

Oct 7, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, local electeds and gun safety advocates to call on House Speaker Paul Ryan to publicly commit to not allow votes on the Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (HR 3668) and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (CCRA) of 2017 (HR 38). The group gathered at the Gandhi statue—a symbol of peace and non-violence, in Union Square Park.

Oct 5, 2017 In The News

Hundreds of spectators along the banks of Newtown Creek watched the remains of the old Kosciuszko Bridge come down in a controlled explosion Sunday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined city and state officials on the Brooklyn side to watch the implosion just after 8 a.m. using a process called energetic felling, part of the $873 million project to replace the 78-year-old dilapidated crossing with two new state-of-the-art, cable-stayed bridges.

Oct 3, 2017 In The News

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY — A project to revitalize a two-block stretch of the East River Esplanade broke ground Monday, city officials announced.

Local elected officials and executives from the Hospital for Special Surgery celebrated the beginning of a renovation project that will bring noise barriers, irrigation systems and greenery to the East River Esplanade between East 70th and 72nd streets.

Oct 2, 2017 In The News

The Kosciuszko Bridge collapsed in a cloud of smoke with a thunderous bang early Sunday morning.

The 78-year-old bridge was felled at 8 a.m. exactly when hundreds of small charges that had been placed on its joints were detonated.

Gravity then went to work and the bridge collapsed in a smokey show watched by Gov. Cuomo, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Department of

Transportation Chief Engineer Wahid Albert, and others from several boats in Newtown Creek.

Sep 9, 2017 Press Release

New York—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer joined New York City fashion industry professionals to highlight the vital importance of the Garment District to New York’s fashion industry. The group discussed the outsized economic impact of the fashion industry, which generates nearly $2 billion in tax revenue for the city per year, and the annual New York Fashion Weeks, which generate over $900 million in revenue per year, producing a greater economic stimulus than the US Open or the Super Bowl.

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