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}}{{tnr}}'''Carolyn Bosher Maloney''' (b. February 19, 1946) 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 [[New York's 12th congressional district elections, 2012| November 6, 2012]] against [[Christopher Wight]]. Maloney previously represented [[New York's 14th congressional district]] but due to 2012 redistricting ran in District 12 in 2012.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Carolyn Bosher Maloney''' (b. February 19, 1946, in Greensboro, North Carolina) 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 [[New York's 12th congressional district elections, 2012| November 6, 2012]] against [[Christopher Wight]]. Maloney previously represented [[New York's 14th congressional district]] but due to 2012 redistricting ran in District 12 in 2012.  
  
 
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Carolyn B. Maloney
Carolyn Maloney.jpg
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
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$28,622,007
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Carolyn Bosher Maloney (b. February 19, 1946, in Greensboro, North Carolina) 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. Maloney previously represented New York's 14th congressional district but due to 2012 redistricting ran in District 12 in 2012.

Maloney is set to run for re-election in New York's 12th congressional district in 2014. Prior to 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.[1]

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.[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Maloney serves on the following committees:[2]

Joint Economic Committee

2011-2012

Maloney served on the following committees:[3]

Issues

Legislative actions

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.[4] For more information pertaining to Maloney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

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."[6][7] 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.[6][7]

National Defense Authorization Act

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.[8]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Maloney voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[8]

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.[8]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "No" Maloney voted in opposition of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. 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.[9] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[8]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Maloney voted against the July 11, 2013 Farm Bill. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[10] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[11]

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.[12] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[13]. 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.

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement 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.[14] The vote largely followed party lines.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17]

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.[18]

Campaign themes

2012

Maloney listed several of her campaign issues on her website:[19]

  • 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 set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. 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[20] and defeated Christopher Wight (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[21][22]

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.[33]

Carolyn Maloney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14) 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.[34]

Carolyn Maloney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[35]April 12, 2013$512,196.58$154,245.00$(138,249.42)$528,192.16
July Quarterly[36]July 15, 2013$540,718.67$186,522.05$(175,327.37)$551,913.35
Running totals
$340,767.05$(313,576.79)

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.[37]

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.[38]
U.S. House, New York District 12, 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

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.[39]

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.[40]

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 Jan 1993 to Apr 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. [41]

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.[42]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Maloney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $7,798,020 to $49,445,995. That averages to $28,622,007, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth increased by 0.06% from 2010.[43]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Maloney's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $7,796,017 to $49,414,994. Averaging to a net worth of $28,605,505.50 which is higher than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[44]

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.[45]

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.[46]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

Carolyn Maloney voted with the Democrat Party 94.2% of the time, which ranked 82nd among the 201 House Democrat members as of June, 2013.[47]

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See also

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "MALONEY, Carolyn Bosher, (1946 - )"
  2. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  3. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Representing New York's 14th District, Manhattan's East Side and Western Queens "Committees and Caucuses"
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  5. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 Office of Barbara Lee, "Lee Letter to President Obama," accessed September 2, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 Washington Post, "More than 50 House Democrats also want Syria strike resolution," accessed September 2, 2013
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Carolyn Maloney's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 8, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  10. Vote Smart, "Maloney on agriculture", accessed October 8, 2013
  11. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  12. Vote Smart, "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill", accessed September 23, 2013
  13. Time.com, "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates", accessed September 18, 2013
  14. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  15. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 8, 2013
  16. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 8, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "Maloney on abortion," accessed October 8, 2013
  18. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  19. Campaign website "Issues"
  20. Queens Chronicle "Maloney runs unopposed," April 26, 2012
  21. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  22. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Carolyn Maloney" March 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission "Carolyn Maloney Summary Report," Accessed July 31, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission "Carolyn Maloney Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission "Carolyn Maloney July Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013
  37. Open Secrets "Carolyn Maloney 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  38. Open Secrets "Carolyn B. Maloney 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 17, 2011
  39. Gov Track "Maloney" Accessed June 20, 2013
  40. OpenCongress, "Carolyn Maloney," Accessed August 6, 2013
  41. GovTrack, "Carolyn Maloney" Accessed April 2013
  42. LegiStorm, "Carolyn B. Maloney," Accessed October 2, 2012
  43. OpenSecrets.org "Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
  44. OpenSecrets.org, "Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012
  45. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013
  46. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  47. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Nydia Velazquez
U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 12
2013–Present
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U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 14
1993–2013
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New York City Council
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