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Rep. Carolyn Maloney
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New York Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney is a national leader with extensive accomplishments on security, financial services, the economy and women's issues. She also has been a force representing the interests of the City of New York in Congress from the time she entered, in 1993.

In the 113th Congress, Maloney has been appointed Ranking House Member of the Joint Economic Committee, a House and Senate panel that examines the nation's most pressing economic issues. In this capacity, she plays an extensive role in studying the current economic crisis and creating practical solutions. She also serves as a senior member of the House Financial Service Committee's, which has jurisdiction over the nation's banking system. In addition, Maloney is a senior member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Time Magazine has called her a "tenacious, resilient legislator." The New York Sun said "her entire career has been marked by a kind of personal courage." The Village Voice characterized her as "a tiger in the House on every dollar due New York." 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."

Entries by Rep. Carolyn Maloney

A Tough Day for the Prophets of Economic Doom

(49) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 10:41 AM

Throughout the six years President Obama has been in office, many on the right predicted that his policies would lead to economic catastrophe. But as we prepare to hear the president's 2015 State of the Union address, it's clear that the prophets of doom were dead wrong.

The president's critics...

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This Tuesday, Don't Let Them Send Us Back to the 19th Century

(4) Comments | Posted November 2, 2014 | 11:39 AM

When it comes to reproductive rights, I have some good news and some bad news. Recently I attended the groundbreaking for a new Planned Parenthood Center in Long Island City, an area of Queens I'm privileged to represent. The broad array of health services that this center will provide -...

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It's Time for Full Equality

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 10:07 AM

This summer, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that restricts access to contraception for women employed by private companies. In Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, the court decided in a 5-4 decision "for-profit companies can use religious objections to avoid paying for contraception coverage required under Obamacare." This...

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A Woman's Place Is in the Constitution

(12) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 11:29 AM

Every year on this day, we celebrate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote in the United States. With the right to vote, women gained one of the most important responsibilities and privileges a democracy can bestow. Thankfully we've used it and become...

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An Epidemic of Gun Silence

(16) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 2:16 PM

It is estimated that next year the total number of firearm fatalities in the US will rise to almost 33,000. Guns will kill almost twice as many children as cancer. Gun violence costs our country an estimated $174 billion every year. Next year, for the first time, gun deaths will...

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Address Climate Change by Empowering Women

(5) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 5:39 PM

International Women's Day is a time to celebrate women's achievements, but it's also a good time to draw attention to problems too often overlooked by policymakers and begin discussing constructive solutions. As a member of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, I am struck by the disproportionate toll that environmental destruction...

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Did You See How Republicans Tried to Tamper With Women's Health Insurance Plans This Week?

(3) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 2:00 PM

Where are the women? That's the question I asked nearly two years ago when an all-male panel testified to the House Oversight Committee on restricting women's access to contraception. And it's the question I asked again at the start of this year when another all-male panel green-lighted a bill to...

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The Top Three Issues Congress Should Be Tackling

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 12:02 PM

Congress is once again in the midst of a showdown over the federal budget and a possible government shutdown. We've seen this scene before, and it is getting to be like Groundhog Day here in Washington, D.C.; only the American people didn't pay to see this movie. Rather, they have...

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers Should Level With Women

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Imagine that you are pregnant and scared. You read one of the ads in the New York City subway system that appears to offer help. When you go to the clinic, you find yourself in a so-called crisis pregnancy center (CPC) where there is no medical personnel and you are...

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Men, Women, and Their Employers Would Benefit From Working Together to Arrange Flexible Workplace Policies

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 7:18 PM

Over the last 50 years, the American workforce and demographics have shifted tremendously; it's a shift as great as the difference between Ozzie and Harriet and Modern Family.

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that more than 70 percent of children are raised in families that are headed by...

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Inaction on Gun Safety: Unacceptable and Unaffordable

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 4:07 PM

This may come as a shock to many, but we all have been paying what is, for all practical purposes, a stealth tax to help cover the costs of America's gun violence. That is because the staggering cost of gun violence falls on all of us in the form of...

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Deceptive Overdraft Fees: There Ought to Be a Law!

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 1:28 PM

If you ask around, it's pretty easy to find someone who has a bank account overdraft horror story to tell.

Nine out of ten adult Americans have a checking account. It's the most widely used financial services product in the United States. And according to a survey by Pew's...

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The Wrong Way to Start the New Year - Why Congress Needs to Pass Sandy Aid

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 9:04 PM

The failure of the GOP-controlled House of Representatives to pass the full $60 billion Sandy Disaster Aid bill this past week was a miserable way to start the New Year. The House had an opportunity to help families throughout the Northeast region by bringing a comprehensive emergency aid bill to...

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We Are Well Ahead of Yemen -- But It Is Just Killing Us

(432) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 2:40 PM

If guns kept Americans safe, then America would surely be the safest country in the whole world. Because, by a huge margin, America has the most guns. We have about 90 guns for every 100 people, making us the most heavily armed country per capita in the world....

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We Insist on Your Dignity

(28) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 3:50 PM

One hundred fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that "all persons held as slaves... shall be free." Two weeks ago, President Obama reminded us that the vision of the Great Emancipator is not yet fulfilled. Addressing business, philanthropic, and political leaders gathered for the Clinton Global...

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The Time to Save Women's Lives Is NOW

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 11:13 AM

222 million women around the world want to use modern forms of birth control to delay, space, or avoid becoming pregnant, but do not have access to them. The vast majority of these women are poor and live in developing countries. This unmet need for family planning will...

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Waging a Global War FOR Women

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 2:32 PM

I just returned from the "2012 International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action," an international conference in Istanbul focused on the global effort to make life-saving family planning and reproductive health care available to all women around the world. The clear message at the conference...

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Applauding the President's Appointment of Richard Cordray as CFPB Director

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 2:17 PM

This week, President Obama used his executive authority to enable Richard Cordray, the former Attorney General of Ohio, to begin his work as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The president made the right call by refusing to give in to Republicans who were holding Mr. Cordray's nomination...

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Ombudsman Office I helped create at CFPB Will Field Consumer Financial Complaints

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 6:43 PM

For years, Americans have been calling for help to resolve problems with their banks, lenders, and other financial institutions. Thankfully, there is now someone to answer the phone and field complaints about unfair financial practices: the Ombudsman's Office at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

The Dodd-Frank financial reform bill,...

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President's Policies Are Great for Women

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 12:04 PM

These days, you can't turn on the television, radio, or computer without hearing some kind of debate about the President. Whether it's his policies, his tone, or his agenda, everyone has something to say.

What surprises me is that people are actually debating President Obama's commitment to women and...

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