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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-225-7944

Address: 2308 RHOB, DC 20515

State Office Contact Information

Phone: (212) 860-0606

Address: 1651 Third Avenue, New York NY 10128-3679

Astoria NY

Phone: (718) 932-1804

Fax: (718) 932-1805

Address: 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Astoria NY 11102

Brooklyn NY

Phone: (718) 349-5972

Fax: (718) 349-5973

Address: 619 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn NY 11211

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Carolyn Maloney Biography
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  • Elected: 1992, 11th term.
  • District: New York 12
  • Born: Feb. 19, 1946, Greensboro, NC
  • Home: Manhattan
  • Education:

    Greensboro Col, A.B. 1968

  • Professional Career:

    NYC Bd. of Ed., 1970–77; Legis. aide, NY Assembly & NY Senate, 1977–82.

  • Political Career:

    NY City Cncl., 1982–92.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Presbyterian

  • Family: Widowed; 2 children

Democrat Carolyn Maloney, first elected in 1992, is known for her forceful efforts on behalf of women and consumers and is one of the most prolific legislators on Capitol Hill. Read More

Democrat Carolyn Maloney, first elected in 1992, is known for her forceful efforts on behalf of women and consumers and is one of the most prolific legislators on Capitol Hill.

Born and educated in North Carolina, she visited New York in 1970 at the age of 22, loved it, and “just stayed.” She taught adult-education classes in East Harlem and, from 1977 to 1982, was an influential legislative staffer in Albany. She was elected to the New York City Council in 1982. Redistricting in 1992 made the Silk Stocking district more Democratic, and Maloney ran against incumbent Bill Green, an independent Republican who shared Manhattan’s cultural liberalism. But he was poorly positioned to appeal to voters in the outer-borough neighborhoods that had been added to the district, who preferred Republicans to be conservative on cultural issues but liberal on economics. Maloney lost the Manhattan part of the district 50%-44% but carried Queens heavily, winning 50%-48% overall.

Maloney has a mostly liberal voting record. She is a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, where she has been a leading voice on banking issues. Annoyed by Republican efforts to block the confirmation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director, as established in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street overhaul, she unsuccessfully proposed an amendment in July 2011 to have the Treasury secretary assume the CFPB director’s duties if a nominee weren’t confirmed. She had a hand in crafting Dodd-Frank in 2010, working with Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., to achieve a compromise on interchange fees charged on consumers’ debit cards. The fees had been an area of contention between merchants worried about their high rates and the financial industry’s worries that lower fees would not cover their costs. She also worked to win House passage of her bill to promote more transparent practices by credit card companies and to restrict abusive lending practices. She called the bill “a much-needed correction to a market that is out of balance.” With a boost from President Barack Obama, the bill was enacted in 2009.

Even though she has many constituents in banking, Maloney had tough rhetoric for bankers who took millions of dollars in bonuses after their firms received federal bailout money in 2008. But she did join in a fight in early 2010 against a proposed .25% tax on stock transactions above $100,000. In earlier years, she worked to keep banks from controlling other businesses, sought more oversight of the Federal Reserve, and added privacy provisions to financial modernization bills. She helped to craft reforms tightening rules for foreign investment. With an eye to her corporate constituents, she voted for normal trade relations with China.

A leader of the Women’s Caucus, Maloney drew national attention in February 2012 for walking out of an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on contraception and religious protection after pointing out its all-male witness list. “What I want to know is, where are the women?” she asked. She also blasted GOP efforts to bar funding for Planned Parenthood and prenatal care. When conservatives that year removed expanded protections for lesbians and Native Americans in a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Maloney called it “as chilling and callous as anything I have seen come before this Congress in modern times.” Earlier, she demanded that theFood and Drug Administration permit over-the-counter sales of morning-after birth-control pills, and she opposed separating men and women in basic training in the military.

In 2007, with Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Maloney introduced the Women’s Equality Amendment, a latter-day version of the Equal Rights Amendment, which had fallen three states short of constitutional ratification in the 1970s. She reintroduced the measure in 2011. The House passed her 2008 bill to give eight weeks of paid leave to federal employees for the birth or adoption of a child. Also that year, she published a book called, Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Why Women’s Lives Aren’t Getting Any EasierAnd How We Can Make Real Progress for Ourselves and Our Daughters.

With part of her district in Lower Manhattan and close to Ground Zero, Maloney was heavily involved in the government response to the September 11 attacks. She was among the most outspoken House Democrats urging President George W. Bush to quickly send New York the $20 billion that Congress approved for cleanup and recovery. But her proposal to give a $1,000 tax credit to visitors to the city went nowhere. In 2010, she and several other New York lawmakers steered into law a long-delayed measure to compensate September 11 first responders with health problems. “It is so fair, it is so right, it should have passed nine years ago,” she said. When gun violence became a prominent topic following the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, she introduced a bipartisan bill in February 2013 to make firearms trafficking a federal crime and to impose stronger penalties for straw purchasers buying guns for convicted felons.

Maloney made a bid for the top Democratic slot on Oversight and Government Reform after Democrats lost the House majority in 2010. Many Democrats contended that the departing chairman, New York’s Edolphus Towns, lacked the aggressiveness to stand up to California’s Darrell Issa, the incoming GOP chairman. Towns bowed out of the race and threw his support to Maloney, who campaigned vigorously. But she lost to the less senior Elijah Cummings of Maryland on a vote of 33-18 in the Democratic Steering Committee and 119-61 in the Democratic Caucus. Cummings reportedly had the pivotal backing of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Maloney has a firm lock on the district. She was bitterly disappointed when Democratic Gov. David Paterson appointed the less-seasoned Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton in 2009. Maloney publicly questioned Gillibrand’s conservative stance on issues such as gun control and curbing illegal immigration, and she began raising money for a primary challenge in 2010. But in August 2009 she heeded the calls of Obama and senior New York Democrats to give Gillibrand a clear path to the nomination. She endured a wrenching personal setback the next month, when her husband, Clifton, died on a mountain-climbing expedition in the Himalayas.

One of Maloney’s leisure-time pursuits is tae kwon do; she has the distinction of being the first woman in Congress to earn a black belt in martial arts. “It energizes you, it makes you think, and it gives you goals to reach,” she told the Associated Press.

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Carolyn Maloney Election Results
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2012 General
Carolyn Maloney (D)
Votes: 194,370
Percent: 80.56%
Christopher Wight
Votes: 46,841
Percent: 19.44%
2012 Primary
Carolyn Maloney (D)
Unopposed
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (75%), 2008 (80%), 2006 (84%), 2004 (81%), 2002 (75%), 2000 (74%), 1998 (77%), 1996 (72%), 1994 (64%), 1992 (50%)
Carolyn Maloney Votes and Bills
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National Journal’s rating system is an objective method of analyzing voting. The liberal score means that the lawmaker’s votes were more liberal than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The conservative score means his votes were more conservative than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The composite score is an average of a lawmaker’s six issue-based scores. See all NJ Voting

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2013 2012 2011
Economic 78 (L) : 22 (C) 71 (L) : 29 (C) 79 (L) : 21 (C)
Social 77 (L) : 23 (C) 85 (L) : - (C) 79 (L) : 20 (C)
Foreign 90 (L) : 6 (C) 88 (L) : 12 (C) 88 (L) : - (C)
Composite 82.3 (L) : 17.7 (C) 83.8 (L) : 16.2 (C) 84.2 (L) : 15.8 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC100
LCV9797
CFG1711
ITIC-73
NTU1817
20112012
COC31-
ACLU-92
ACU40
ADA8585
AFSCME100-
Key House Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop detainee transfers
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Limit campaign funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $820 billion stimulus
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Let guns in national parks
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass cap-and-trade
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar federal abortion funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bail out financial markets
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Repeal D.C. gun law
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Overhaul FISA
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Increase minimum wage
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Expand SCHIP
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Raise CAFE standards
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Share immigration data
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Foreign aid abortion ban
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Ban gay bias in workplace
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Withdraw troops 8/08
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • No operations in Iran
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Free trade with Peru
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
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