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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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 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.
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."

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.

Aug 3, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12), co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act and the 2020 American Census Investment Act, today led 44 of her House colleagues in a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross demanding that he respond to Congressional inquires, including one sent by the Congresswoman and her colleague on June 28, regarding the discrepancies between the Secretary’s testimony and documents contradicting his assertion that the Justice Department initiated the request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
Jun 25, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) celebrated the news that the MTA will be adding another shuttle bus route from Bedford Avenue to 14th Street as part of the mitigation plan for the L Train shutdown. Maloney advocated on behalf of her constituents to the MTA in support of this shuttle route after attending local meetings and hearing the concerns of the community.

May 31, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with members of the Gun Violence Awareness Month task force, LIFE Camp Inc., New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action, Gays Against Guns, and other activist groups to kick off the 5th Annual Gun Violence Awareness Month. In 2013, New York State made history by becoming the first state in the nation to designate an entire month to the issue of gun violence.

May 19, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with gun safety advocates and researchers at Lenox Hill Hospital to call on Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to direct  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) to immediately begin research into how we can combat and reduce gun violence research.

Apr 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King’s (R-NY) request that the OMB abandon its proposal to change the structure of the World Trade Center Health Program, Director Mick Mulvaney doubled down on defending this move. The members, the sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act which created the program, released the following statement in response to Director Mulvaney’s letter.

Apr 7, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK--Today, Congresswomen Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) joined gun violence prevention advocates and New York City students and residents for a town hall on gun safety reform.