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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Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
“I applaud the MTA and LIRR unions for working together to arrive at a final deal that settles a four-year-old contract dispute. When the congressional delegation met with MTA leaders last week, the message we sent was simple: go back to the bargaining table and do what is necessary to avoid a strike. With the support and urging of Governor Cuomo, that is what has occurred. “This is a victory for union members, commuters, businesses and taxpayers throughout New York. Any shutdown in LIRR services would have had a severe impact on our economy. We should all be glad that all parties were able to come together with a resolution that works.”
Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today passed a bill (HR 2291) introduced by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) to rename Grand Central Station Post Office, located at 450 Lexington Avenue in New York City, the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office.”
May 9, 2014 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Upon learning of the horrific traffic death of a woman who was hit by a school bus full of children while crossing the street at 93rd Street and Second Avenue today, a block from her district office, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement: 

May 9, 2014 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Council Member Ben Kallos (District Five) and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer today praised Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to invest $35 million in the East River Esplanade, a stretch of public, open space along the East River from 60th to 125th St. in dire need of restoration. The funding in the Mayor's Executive Budget Proposal represents a crucial start to the total of $115 million over ten years as reported in the Daily News needed to repair the seawall to prevent needing to spend $430 million on the repair later, according to the Parks Department. Maloney and Kallos co-chair the East River Esplanade Task Force, a group of community members and elected officials advocating for improvements to the park.  

Feb 10, 2014 Press Release

“The Mayor laid out an aggressive first term agenda that will help ensure our city offers hope and opportunity to all of its residents. From paid sick leave and raising the minimum wage to affordable housing and universal pre-k, Mayor de Blasio set forth a plan that will make New York an even better place to live and raise a family. He’s focused on the needs of everyday New Yorkers, and with the cost of living continuing to grow, that’s something that is sorely needed. He is off to a great start."

Jan 15, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement in support of the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

“This legislation offers a substantial improvement in how we fund our nation’s priorities. I commend Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey for their success in finding the compromise necessary to avert another government shutdown."

Jan 14, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) today lauded a decision by Congressional negotiators to fully fund both the East Side Access (ESA) and Second Avenue Subway (SAS) projects in the omnibus appropriations bill that is expected to be approved later this week. New York will receive $215 million for the ESA and $14.6 million for the SAS. Both figures reflect the funding levels requested by the Obama Administration. For SAS, the funding represents the last remaining installment due from the federal government under the full funding grant agreement signed between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Dec 3, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives’ approval of H.R. 1846, the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Amendments Act. The bill, introduced by Rep. Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) and cosponsored by Rep. Maloney, will expand the boundaries of the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site to include 103 Orchard Street.