Representative Carolyn Maloney
Representative Carolyn Maloney spoke at The Common Good on August 21, 2008 and on May 19, 2008.
About Representative Carolyn Maloney:
First elected to Congress in 1992, Carolyn B. Maloney is recognized as a national leader with extensive accomplishments on financial services, national security, the economy, and women’s issues. She is a senior member of both the House Financial Services Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Vice-Chair of the House Democrats’ Steering and Policy Committee, and immediate past Chair of the Joint Economic Committee.
Maloney is the first woman to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District; the first woman to represent New York City’s 7th Council district (where she was the first woman to give birth while in office); and was the first woman to Chair the Joint Economic Committee, a House and Senate panel that examines and addresses the nation’s most pressing economic issues.
As a champion for domestic and international women’s issues, Maloney helped pass legislation that targets the ‘demand’ side of sex trafficking; provides annual mammograms for women on Medicare; the Debbie Smith Act which increases funding for law enforcement to process DNA rape kits, termed ‘the most important anti-rape legislation in history.’ Her legislation to create Women’s Health Offices in five Federal agencies was part of the landmark health care reform legislation signed by President Obama.
Time magazine described her as a “tenacious, resilient legislator.” The Village Voice characterized her as “a tiger in the House on every dollar due New York.” The New York Sun said “her entire career has been marked by a kind of personal courage.” Our Town weekly said “fighting for New Yorkers, a strong economy, and equal opportunity, Maloney pushes through a broad agenda in Washington.” And The New York Times said, “New York’s Congressional delegation stands out for their moxie, kind of the way New Yorkers themselves often do. Among the brashest members is Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, a Democrat of Manhattan.”