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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Feb 13, 2003 Press Release

WASHINGTON: New York's Second Avenue subway got another significant boost today as the House and Senate finalized an omnibus appropriations bill that includes $2 million for the project for Fiscal Year 2003.

Feb 5, 2003 Press Release
Washington, DC- Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest statistics on employment and unemployment, and the New York metropolitan area ranks second in the largest over-the-year employment decrease. In other words, from December 2001 to December of 2002, the New York metropolitan area lost over 45,000 jobs - second to Chicago, IL, who lost over 57,000 jobs. The over all unemployment rate for New York State has jumped from 6.5% in December of 2001 to 7.5% in December of 2002. The national employment rate in December was 5.7%.
Jan 26, 2003 Press Release

NEW YORK: A report done by the Minority Staff of the House Committee on Government Reform was released today by three New York Members of Congress who requested it - Congressmembers Edolphus Towns, Major R. Owens, and Carolyn B. Maloney. The report analyzes the implications of the federal deficit and a failure to repay the Social Security trust funds on the Social Security contributions and benefits of working families in the five boroughs of New York City. This is the first report to examine the local impact in New York City of federal borrowing from the Social Security trust funds.

Nov 20, 2002 Press Release
At a press conference in front of Engine Company 44, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney made the following statement:
Oct 1, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: New York's Second Avenue subway got a major boost today as the House Appropriations Committee included $4 million for the project in its fiscal year 2003 transportation bill. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY), the prime advocate for the project in the House, called the action "a key victory for a project that will boost New York's economy and revitalize lower-Manhattan."
Aug 22, 2002 Press Release
Today elected officials, education officials and community leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the ground-breaking for the new Eleanor Roosevelt High School on Manhattan's East Side. Leading the celebration were Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields who created the Task Force for an East Side High School that brought all the parties together to work toward the creation of the new high school, set to open September 3, 2002 at a temporary location.

Jun 28, 2002 Press Release

New York - Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) expressed guarded approval for the New York City Economic Development Corporation's (EDC) decision to sell 2 Columbus Circle to the American Craft Museum and expressed the hope that changes to the facade would be minimal in a letter to the American Craft Museum.

Jun 27, 2002 Press Release

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney organized a letter signed by twenty-eight members of the New York delegation in the House asking Chairman Harold Rogers and Ranking Member Martin Olav Sabo of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation to provide federal funding for the Second Avenue Subway in the FY2003 transportation appropriations bill. This unprecedented support for the Second Avenue Subway comes from every member of the New York delegation other than three Appropriations Committee members who generally do not join requests for specific appropriations.

Jun 11, 2002 Press Release

NEW YORK: The U.S. Department of Transportation will release federal funds to the MTA this week for the long-awaited Second Avenue subway and for the extension of the Long Island Railroad into Grand Central Station - a project known as "East Side Access" - according to Transportation Department documents released today.

Jun 10, 2002 Press Release

New York, N. Y. - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, (D-Manhattan, Queens) received the National Legislative Leadership Award from the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, this Sunday, June 9, 2002, at their Twenty-Sixth Annual Legislative Breakfast: "The Challenges of Transition and Change."