Carolyn Maloney

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Carolyn B. Maloney
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U.S. House, New York, District 12
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorNydia Velazquez (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$9.63 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,578,380
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York City Council
1982-1992
Education
Bachelor'sGreensboro College
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 19, 1946
Place of birthGreensboro, North Carolina
ProfessionCivil Servant
Net worth$28,346,508
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Carolyn Bosher Maloney (b. February 19, 1946, in Greensboro, NC) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 12th Congressional District. Maloney was first elected to the House in 1992 and is currently serving her eleventh consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012 against Christopher Wight. Prior to 2012 redistricting, Maloney represented New York's 14th Congressional District.

Maloney is a 2014 Democratic and Working Families Party candidate seeking re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 12th Congressional District of New York.[1] Maloney ran unopposed for both nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014.[2]

Before her successful 1992 bid for congress, Maloney was a member of the New York City Council.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Maloney is an average Democrat member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democrat Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Maloney was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. She earned a B.A. from Greensboro College in 1968.[3]

Career

After earning her degree, Maloney worked as a community affairs coordinator in New York City on the Board of Education's welfare education program from 1972-1975. She was special assistant to the Board of Education's Center for Career and Occupational Education from 1975-1976, legislative aide for New York State Assembly's Committee on Housing in 1977, senior program analyst for New York State Assembly's Committee on Cities from 1977-1979, Executive Director of the advisory council of the office of the New York State Senate minority leader from 1979-1982, Director of Special Projects in the office of the New York State Senate minority leader from 1980-1982, and a member of the New York City Council from 1982-1992.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Maloney serves on the following committees:[4]

Joint Economic Committee

2011-2012

Maloney served on the following committees:[5]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Maloney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[8][9] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Maloney was 1 of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[8][9]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Maloney voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Maloney voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Maloney voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Maloney voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Maloney voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[12] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[13]

King Amendment

Maloney signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[14] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[15]. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Maloney voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[18] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Maloney voted for HR 2775.[19]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Maloney voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[20] The vote largely followed party lines.[21]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "No" Maloney has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[22]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Maloney voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[23]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Maloney voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[24]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Carolyn Maloney's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Maloney is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Maloney received a score of 74 percent on social issues and 10 percent on economic issues.[25]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[26]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[25]

Campaign themes

2012

Maloney listed several of her campaign issues on her website:[27]

  • LGBT Rights
  • Standing Up for New York
  • Jobs and the Economy
  • Fighting for Women
  • Consumer Protection
  • Gun Control
  • Supporting Working Families
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Maloney is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 12th District. Maloney ran unopposed for the Democratic and Working Families Party nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: New York's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012

Maloney won re-election in 2012, and due to New York's redistricting, she ran in the newly redrawn 12th District. She was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries[28] and defeated Christopher Wight (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[29][30]

U.S. House, New York District 12 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Maloney Incumbent 72.1% 193,455
     Republican Christopher Wight 17.4% 46,692
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 10.5% 28,140
Total Votes 268,287
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Maloney is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Maloney raised a total of $10,578,380 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[41]

Carolyn Maloney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 12) Won $1,746,928
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14) Won $3,052,944
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14) Won $1,692,319
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14) Won $1,179,894
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14) Won $943,608
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14) Won $953,522
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14) Won $1,009,165
Grand Total Raised $10,578,380

Individual breakdown

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Maloney’s reports.[42]

Carolyn Maloney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[43]April 12, 2013$512,196.58$154,245.00$(138,249.42)$528,192.16
July Quarterly[44]July 15, 2013$540,718.67$186,522.05$(175,327.37)$551,913.35
October Quarterly[45]October 11, 2013$551,913.35$127,830.00$(147,058.71)$532,684.64
Year-End Quarterly[46]December 31, 2013$532,684$232,869$(164,073)$601,479
April Quarterly[47]April 15, 2014$601,479.89$156,786.99$(172,343.86)$585,923.02
Running totals
$858,253.04$(797,052.36)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Maloney's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Maloney won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Maloney's campaign committee raised a total of $1,746,929 and spent $1,862,565.[48]

Cost per vote

Maloney spent $9.63 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Maloney's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Maloney was re-elected to the U.S. House for a tenth term in 2010. Her campaign committee raised a total of $3,052,944 and spent $3,532,298.[49]
U.S. House, New York District 14, 2010 - Carolyn Maloney Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,052,944
Total Spent $3,532,298
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $232,401
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $205,660
Top contributors to Carolyn Maloney's campaign committee
Labaton Sucharow LLP$24,000
Mid Manhattan PAC$23,070
Cantor Fitzgerald LP$20,600
Patton Boggs LLP$17,450
Tully Construction$17,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$255,956
Real Estate$222,590
Securities & Investment$205,790
Misc Finance$142,238
Retired$120,660

Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Maloney's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $7,862,020 and $48,830,996. That averages to $28,346,508, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Maloney ranked as the 23rd most wealthy representative in 2012.[50] Between 2004 and 2012, Maloney's calculated net worth[51] increased by an average of 2 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[52]

Carolyn Maloney Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$24,816,006
2012$28,346,508.00
Growth from 2004 to 2012:14%
Average annual growth:2%[53]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[54]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Maloney is a "far-left Democratic leader," as of June 20, 2013.[55]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[56]

Maloney most often votes with:

Maloney least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Maloney missed 614 of 13,533 roll call votes from January 1993 to April 2013, which is 4.5% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[55]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Maloney paid her congressional staff a total of $1,170,837 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[57]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Maloney ranked 66th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[58]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Maloney ranked 70th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[59]

Voting with party

June 2013

Carolyn Maloney voted with the Democrat Party 94.2 percent of the time, which ranked 82nd among the 201 House Democrat members as of June, 2013.[60]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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References

  1. New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
  2. Associated Press, "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "MALONEY, Carolyn Bosher, (1946 - )"
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Representing New York's 14th District, Manhattan's East Side and Western Queens, "Committees and Caucuses"
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  26. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  51. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  52. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  53. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  54. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Nydia Velazquez
U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 12
2013–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
S. William Green
U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 14
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Joseph Crowley
Preceded by
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New York City Council
1982-1992
Succeeded by
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