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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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Mar 31, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) celebrated the news that the state budget will include an additional $1 billion for the Second Avenue Subway:

Mar 24, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK— Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) announced today The Floating Hospital’s receipt of a $325,000 federal grant at a ceremonial check presentation to Cynthia Davis, Director of Community Outreach for The Floating Hospital, at their clinic in Long Island City. Rep. Maloney advocated on behalf of The Floating Hospital, and was pivotal in ensuring its receipt of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Substance Abuse Service Expansion grant.

Mar 18, 2016 In The News


Good news from oppostive ends of the income divide.

Mar 17, 2016 Page

Dear Chairman Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member Price: 

As you prepare the Transportation-HUD appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017, we write to respectfully request a funding level for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)’s Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grant Program, commonly known as New Starts and Small Starts, which matches the President’s budget request of $3.5 billion. 

Feb 18, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK--Congresswoman Maloney joined Governor Andrew Cuomo at a rally for paid leave in Harlem yesterday. The Governor’s proposal, included as part of his 2016-17 budget, would grant workers up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to handle family emergencies and would cover all employees, regardless of business size. The legislation is part of a larger effort on the Governor’s part to fight worker inequality. Under Cuomo’s plan, workers would be eligible to receive 35% of their weekly salary.

Feb 17, 2016 Page

February 19, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio
City Hall
New York, NY 10007

Dear Mayor de Blasio,

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today released the following statement on the passing of Robin Chandler Duke:

“America lost a distinguished citizen on February 6, 2016. She was both a dear friend and an inspiration to me professionally.

Jan 25, 2016 Page

NEW YORK—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney wrote a letter to MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast in which she was joined by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, State Senators Martin Malavé Dilan and Daniel Squadron, Assembly Member Joseph Lentol, and Council Member Stephen Levin. requesting a meeting to discuss concerns pertaining to the proposed L train repairs and to work with the MTA on creating a mitigation plan.

Jan 7, 2016 Press Release

NEW YORK—Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today released the following statement on the passing of Judith Kaye:

Dec 10, 2015 Press Release

New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn) condemned the recent attack on Sarker Haque, owner of Fatima Food Market, on 21st Avenue in Astoria, which is being investigated as a hate crime because the perpetrator reportedly said : “I kill Muslims,” as he repeatedly punched Mr. Haque in the head: