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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Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), called for the City of New York to reopen Engine 261 in Long Island City, which has been closed since 2003. Over the last 14 years, LIC has become the fastest growing neighborhood in the city, with an increasing population and growing commercial sector. Reopening Engine 261 will ensure that the City has the capacity maintain prompt response times to structural fires and medical emergencies.  

Jun 19, 2017 Press Release
NEW YORK—Following the news that Legionnaires disease has been found in a section of Lenox Hill, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), who represents the area in the U.S. House of Representatives, released the following statement: “I am deeply concerned that seven cases of Legionnaires disease have been reported in Lenox Hill. I offer my sincerest condolences to the family of the individual who passed away from the disease. My thoughts are with those who have been infected, and I wish them a speedy recovery.”
Jun 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D, NY-12) and Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) members of the House Financial Services Committee, announced today that their bipartisan bill, the NFIP Policyholder Protection Act (H.R. 2868), which was introduced earlier this week, passed through the Financial Services Committee as part of Congress’ overall effort to reauthorize and reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  

May 30, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Councilmember Ben Kallos joined with Community Voices Heard, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, and Assemblyman Dan Quart to express their deep concerns about the recently announced New York City Housing Authority development plan for the playground at Holmes Towers. Tenants at Holmes have expressed outrage over the proposal, which would cost them light, air, and a playground, while providing very little in return.

May 5, 2017 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), whose district is home to Trump Tower, Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; and other members of the New York City Congressional Delegation held a press conference in the Blue Room of New York City Hall to announce $68 million in federal funds to reimburse local law enforcement agencies and New York taxpayers for costs incurred protecting the President, then-President-Elect Trump, and the First Family.

Apr 27, 2017 Press Release

New YorkCongresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today applauded the opening of the new span of the Kosciuszko Bridge. Rep. Maloney helped secure $670 million in federal funds, roughly 85% of the total cost, to pay for the new bridge.

Apr 12, 2017 Press Release

New York, NY –Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Secretary Hillary Clinton at LaGuardia College where the Governor signed into law the Excelsior Scholarship program, a first-in-the nation program to offer free tuition to all New York public colleges and universities for New York families earning up to $125,000 annually. Years of tuition increases have threatened to put higher education out of reach for many working-class families.

Apr 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) gathered at Roberto’s Winds, a thriving small business in Manhattan, with NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop, local Chambers of Commerce, NYC small businesses, and Community Development Financial Institutions to celebrate Small Business Week and announce her push to prioritize loans for small business growth in developing communities with the reintroduction of her bill, the Investing in America’s Small Businesses Act.
Mar 31, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus, was joined by LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick, and LGBTQ advocates to speak out against the Commerce Department’s decision to reverse its plan to add questions to the 2020 census regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. The data collected from these questions are crucial in ensuring that members of the LGBTQ community are accurately counted and have fair and adequate access to the services and protections they need and deserve under the law and U.S. Supreme Court Decisions.

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

NEW YORK-Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) was joined today by women leaders from across the city to celebrate news that the already iconic statue has been accepted into the Department of Transportation Art program and will remain in place on Wall Street through February 2018. Earlier this month Rep. Maloney sent letters both to Mayor de Blasio and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg requesting that Fearless Girl be accepted into the program.

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