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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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Apr 5, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) was joined by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Gays Against Guns, and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence on the Steps of New York City Hall to announce the introduction of new of gun safety legislation related to the efficacy of our nation’s background check system.

Mar 28, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK--Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined gun violence prevention advocates and New York City students for a listening session on gun safety in schools. The students voiced their concerns and asked a panel of experts questions about how to get involved in the fight against gun violence. The panel included Debbie Weir, Senior Managing Director at Everytown for Gun Safety - Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Shaina Harrison, Program Director at New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, and Council Member Ben Kallos.

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), today led a group of their New York and New Jersey colleagues in voicing their continued opposition to helicopter tourism in light of the March 11 helicopter crash in New York City’s East River that killed five passengers. They are also asking for more information about the crash from the FAA and the NTSB who are conducting the investigation. Joining Reps. Maloney and Nadler on the letter were Donald M. Payne Jr. (NJ-10), Nydia M. Velazquez (NY-7), Albio Sires (NJ-8), Bill Pascrell Jr.

Mar 13, 2018 Press Release

New York, NY – Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) commented on the East River helicopter crash: 

“This crash is another tragic reminder that these helicopter tourist flights pose significant public safety risks to our community.  At minimum, these flights should be suspended until there can be an exhaustive review of the safety hazards of operating these flights in such a congested urban airspace. 

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY ­-- In response to President Trump’s infrastructure plan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

“Like everything Donald Trump does, this plan is nothing but hype. After more than a year of big promises to rebuild our nation’s roads, bridges, and subways, this plan doesn’t add a single new federal dollar for infrastructure and would actually end up cutting the funding New York City needs to repair our subway system, extend the Second Avenue Subway, and fix Penn Station.

Jan 13, 2018 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) hosted a community forum on how the GOP tax law affects New York State. She was joined by a panel of experts including Director of Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign Mark Hannay, Senior Budget & Policy Analyst at the Fiscal Policy Institute Jonas J. Nazimoff Shaende and AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel. The panel used their expertise to help break down the GOP tax law that was rushed through the House and Senate at the end of 2017 despite opposition from every Democrat in both chambers.

Jan 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today announced that she would redouble her efforts to restore the full deductibility of State and Local Taxes (SALT) by encouraging New York City and State to review a creative new plan to counteract the effects on New Yorkers of the tax law recently passed by Congressional Republicans.

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.