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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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Sep 6, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK – Today, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Ranking Member of the U.S.

Aug 16, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Mayor Bill de Blasio were joined by Health Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett, Congressman Jose Serrano, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, and Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh to demand that Congress take decisive action to combat the Zika virus and provide funding needed to adequately respond to Zika in the U.S. and develop a vaccine to protect our citizens. They also provided an update on what the city is doing right here at home to protect citizens from the virus.

Aug 5, 2016 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan) sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio urging him to use eminent domain to fulfill the City’s long-delayed promise to create a 27.8 acre park in Greenpoint/Williamsburg as part of a 2005 rezoning of the area that is expected to add roughly 17,000 new residents to a community starved of green space.  The CitiStorage site constitutes 40% of the promised Bushwick Inlet Park.

Aug 2, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—In response to Police Commissioner Bratton’s announcement that he will be stepping down next month, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

Aug 2, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Warren Zysman, CEO of Addiction Case Interventions (ACI), Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, and survivors of opioid addictions Jyvette Hillman, Eric Dominguez, and Sherman Morris, to call on Congress to fully fund the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) that President Obama signed into law Friday, July 22, 2016. CARA created over several new federal programs to combat opioid abuse, but Congress has yet to provide the funding for these new programs.

Jul 11, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney today released the following statement on this weekend’s sleep-in protest at Bushwick Inlet Park

“We have held press conferences, we have written letters, but we have not gotten the result we are looking for. The city’s offer for the CitiStorage site has still not been accepted. So the community decided to try something different to be sure that our voice is heard. We decided to sleep-in for our park, to make it clear that we expect promises to be kept.

Jun 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C.—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the House floor gun control sit-in and the cache of weapons discovered in a truck on its way to NYC via the Holland Tunnel:

Jun 11, 2016 Press Release

New York—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), local elected officials, Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, and community members gathered to call on CitiStorage to accept the City’s offer of $100 million for the last remaining site that was supposed to be included as part of Bushwick Inlet Park.  The CitiStorage site comprises roughly 11 acres, a significant portion of the anticipated 27.8 acre park promised to residents of Greenpoint-Williamsburg, as part of the rezoning of the area. 

May 16, 2016 Press Release

New York– In recognition of the MTA closing in on the final months of construction for Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) issued a report card today to take stock of the MTA’s progress. As of May 2016, the MTA is reporting that construction on Phase 1 is 94.4% complete, 100% of the 22,000 linear feet of track has been laid, and third rail installation is nearing completion.

May 16, 2016 In The News

New Yorkers who've waited decades for a subway line on Second Avenue may not agree, but the long-running and nearly completed project is getting high marks from a Congresswoman who was vital in securing federal funds to build the line. Transit Reporter Jose Martinez has the story.

The nearly century-long effort to bring a subway to Second Avenue is not done yet as the clock ticks down toward a hoped-for December opening of three new stations.

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