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.

More on Local Issues

Sep 18, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement in the wake of the explosion in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday evening:

Sep 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – During Thursday’s hearing of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), Ranking Democrat Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) called for a balanced approach to the federal budget, including both policies to deal with long-term drivers of the debt and policies to lay the groundwork for economic growth.

Sep 10, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Congressman Peter T. King (NY-02), lead sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, sent a letter Friday to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requesting their support for a memorial to honor the thousands of responders and survivors who have died or continue to suffer from the effects of the toxins that covered lower Manhattan in the weeks and months following the September 11th attacks.

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: