|Carolyn B. Maloney|
|U.S. House, New York, District 12|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||20|
|Predecessor||Nydia Velazquez (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 3, 1992|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|New York City Council|
|Birthday||February 19, 1946|
|Place of birth||Greensboro, North Carolina|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 4.1.1 113th Congress
- 4.1.2 National security
- 4.1.3 Economy
- 4.1.4 Immigration
- 4.1.5 Healthcare
- 4.1.6 Social issues
- 4.1.7 Previous congressional sessions
- 4.2 Campaign themes
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
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.
Maloney serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises - Ranking Member
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
- United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
Maloney served on the following committees:
- Joint Economic Committee
- Financial Services Committee
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit (Ranking Member)
- Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
- Oversight and Government Reform Committee
- Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives
- Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
The 113th Congress has had 22 out of 4,315 introduced bills enacted into law (0.5%) as of August 1, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.5% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session. For more information pertaining to Maloney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
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." 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.
National Defense Authorization Act
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.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations
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.
Keystone Pipeline Amendment
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.
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
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. The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.
- See also: United States Farm Bill 2013
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. The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.. 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.
Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition
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. The vote largely followed party lines.
Maloney has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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.
Previous congressional sessions
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.
Maloney listed several of her campaign issues on her website:
- LGBT Rights
- Standing Up for New York
- Jobs and the Economy
- Fighting for Women
- Consumer Protection
- Gun Control
- Supporting Working Families
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 and defeated Christopher Wight (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|U.S. House, New York District 12 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Carolyn Maloney Incumbent||72.1%||193,455|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
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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.
|Carolyn Maloney's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14)||$1,746,928|
|2010||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14)||$3,052,944|
|2008||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14)||$1,692,319|
|2006||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14)||$1,179,894|
|2004||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14)||$943,608|
|2002||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14)||$953,522|
|2000||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 14)||$1,009,165|
|Grand Total Raised||$10,578,380|
|Carolyn Maloney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 12, 2013||$512,196.58||$154,245.00||$(138,249.42)||$528,192.16|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$540,718.67||$186,522.05||$(175,327.37)||$551,913.35|
Cost per vote
Maloney spent $9.63 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, New York District 12, 2012 - Carolyn Maloney Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$116,046|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$111,224|
|Top contributors to Carolyn Maloney's campaign committee|
|Reed Elsevier Inc||$14,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$153,600|
2010U.S. House for a tenth term in 2010. Her campaign committee raised a total of $3,052,944 and spent $3,532,298.
|U.S. House, New York District 12, 2010 - Carolyn Maloney Campaign Contributions|
|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|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$205,790|
Ideology and leadership
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.
Maloney most often votes with:
Maloney least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
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. 
Congressional staff salaries
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.
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.
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.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
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.
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.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Carolyn Maloney has voted with the Democrat Party 94.2% of the time, which ranked 82nd among the 201 House Democrat members as of June, 2013.
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- U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney official U.S. House site
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- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "MALONEY, Carolyn Bosher, (1946 - )"
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Representing New York's 14th District, Manhattan's East Side and Western Queens "Committees and Caucuses"
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress, accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity," accessed October 8, 2013
- Office of Barbara Lee, "Lee Letter to President Obama," Accessed September 2, 2013
- Washington Post, "More than 50 House Democrats also want Syria strike resolution," accessed September 2, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Carolyn Maloney's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 8, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
- Vote Smart, "Maloney on agriculture", accessed October 8, 2013
- New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
- Vote Smart, "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill", accessed September 23, 2013
- Time.com, "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates", accessed September 18, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 8, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 8, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Maloney on abortion," accessed October 8, 2013
- U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- Campaign website "Issues"
- Queens Chronicle "Maloney runs unopposed," April 26, 2012
- AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
- Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994"
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992"
- Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Carolyn Maloney" March 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Carolyn Maloney Summary Report," Accessed July 31, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Carolyn Maloney Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Carolyn Maloney July Quarterly," Accessed July 31, 2013
- Open Secrets "Carolyn Maloney 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
- Open Secrets "Carolyn B. Maloney 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 17, 2011
- Gov Track "Maloney" Accessed June 20, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Carolyn Maloney," Accessed August 6, 2013
- GovTrack, "Carolyn Maloney" Accessed April 2013
- LegiStorm, "Carolyn B. Maloney," Accessed October 2, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org "Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
|U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 12
| Succeeded by|
S. William Green
|U.S. House of Representatives - New York, District 14
| Succeeded by|
|New York City Council
| Succeeded by|
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