August 3, 2018

MALONEY SLAMS REPUBLICAN VOTE TO BLOCK ELECTION SECURITY FUNDING

Source: Queens Gazette: I On Politics

By John Toscano

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement after House Republicans refused Congress Member Mike Quigley’s amendment to restore $380 million in funding for Election Assistance Commission grants to states to enhance their election equipment, counter cyberattacks and defend against future intrusions.

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July 23, 2018

Maloney Endorses Jackson In SD-31

Source: NY State of Politics

By The Morning Memo

Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Monday will endorse state Senate candidate Robert Jackson in his primary bid against incumbent Sen. Marisol Alcantara.

Jackson, a former city councilman, is challenging Alcantara in the Sept. 13 primary, one of several primary contests faced by ex-members of the now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference.

“Robert Jackson is a high-integrity Democrat who has a long and consistent record of standing up for what’s right,” Maloney said.

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July 23, 2018

Protest Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Source: Queens Gazette

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined with New York City elected officials and representatives from local and national women’s organizations on July 10 to oppose President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

President Trump announced his pick on July 9, to the dismay of progressives across the country. Kavanaugh, currently a federal appeals court judge, has faced criticism in the past for being too partisan. His previously stated views, that a sitting president should be exempt—while in office—from criminal prosecution are particularly concerning considering the ongoing Russia investigation, Maloney pointed out, adding “Kavanaugh is a known conservative with hostile views towards Roe v. Wade, affordable health care, labor unions, LGBTQ rights, and civil rights. If his nomination is approved, these and other bedrock rights will be at risk and the court could be dominated by conservatives for decades.”

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July 16, 2018

Advocating The Right To Choose

Source: Queens Gazette

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr. (D-36) joined mothers and breastfeeding advocates to decry the Trump administration’s recent attempts to block a United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly resolution endorsing breastfeeding and calling on countries to limit inaccurate or misleading marketing of substitutes.

“We should be supporting all efforts to make breastfeeding easier and more accepted. We should be taking a stand against corporations that try to muddy the waters and confuse mothers into thinking that formula is always the way to go,” said Congress Member Maloney. “We should not be bullying other countries and attempting to water down resolutions that would recognize the importance of breastfeeding for infants and would work against misleading attempts to sell substitutes for a mother’s milk. I will keep working in Washington to make sure to break down the barriers so that every woman can choose to breastfeed, and will fight to protect the rights we have already won.”

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July 16, 2018

MALONEY REACTS TO NEWS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE KENNEDY TO RETIRE

Source: Queens Gazette: I On Politics

By John Toscano

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement after Supreme Court Justice Kennedy announced his retirement: “With Justice Kennedy leaving the court, every hard-won civil right is now vulnerable. Every woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices, marriage equality, labor rights and affirmative action are now at stake in an instant.

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July 16, 2018

Chu, Maloney, Gomez lead 53 Members in Asking for Sec. Ross to Explain Contradictory Stories about Addition of Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census

Source: South Pasadenan

In the letter the members ask the secretary to address the “glaring contradictions between Administration testimonies and recently released internal communications…for the purpose of clarifying the origination, intention, and justification of adding a citizenship question to the census.”

This request is made in light of the supplemental memorandum the Secretary filed on June 21 in the case of States of New York et al. v. United States Department of Commerce et al.. During a March 22 Ways and Means Committee hearing, Rep. Chu asked Secretary Ross about the process of adding the citizenship question to the census, whether it had been tested, and if cost had been factored in. Secretary Ross responded, “Department of Justice, as you know, initiated the request for inclusion of the citizenship question.” But in the June 21 memo, Sec. Ross admitted that Commerce Department staff asked the Department of Justice to make the request.

Congresswoman Maloney is co-chair of the House Census Caucus and author of the 2020 Census IDEA Act that would prevent last minute additions like the citizenship question from being added to the census.

Full text of the letter below and a PDF can be found here.

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July 16, 2018

GREEK AMERICANS RALLY FOR PRO-HELLENIC CONGRESSWOMAN MALONEY

Source: Hellenic News

By David Bjorkgren, Senior Editor

Lou Katsos, founder and president of the East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance, rallied the American Hellenic community behind a June 18 fundraiser for New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.  

    That support was evident June 26 when incumbent Maloney beat her Democratic challenger Suraj Patel in the Primary Election.  Maloney represents the 12th Congressional District, a stronghold for the Greek diaspora community. It   includes Astoria, Long Island City, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and the majority of Manhattan’s East Side.

     She is also founder of the Hellenic Congressional Caucus and supports strong U.S. ties with Greece and Cyprus. The Caucus helps place the focus in the U.S. Congress on diplomatic, military, and economic issues in Greece, Cyprus, and the Eastern Mediterranean.

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July 9, 2018

MALONEY, NADLER’S ‘KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER’ ACT

Source: Queens Gazette: I On Politics

By John Toscano

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) joined House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10) and more than 190 of her colleagues on June 19 to introduce the Keep Families Together Act, HR 6135, a bill meant to stop the Trump administration’s cruel policy of family separation at the border.

The day after the introduction of the above bill, and after massive outrage around the world, the president suddenly reversed his administration’s policy with an executive order on June 20 barring the separation of families. He had previously said only Congress can change this policy. With Trump’s latest executive order, families will be detained together. Over 2,300 children have been taken in the past month, and a daily average of 41,000 adults are being held by ICE.

Council Member Maloney said, “We need to stop this inhumane, un-American policy immediately. Speaker Ryan needs to bring the Keep Families Together Act to the floor immediately for a vote. This cruelty is a new low, even for this administration.

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July 9, 2018

Maloney poised for #14

Source: Our Town NY

By Douglas Feiden

Beating back the toughest political challenge of her quarter-century Congressional career, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney triumphed over first-time candidate Suraj Patel on June 26 in the Democratic primary race to hold on to her East Side seat.

The 72-year-old incumbent’s victory over the 34-year-old insurgent in the 12th Congressional District was comfortable, but not commanding: She tallied 24,223 votes and he scored 16,995, giving her a 7,228-vote margin in a district that also includes parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

As a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and the author of 70-plus bills, Maloney holds what has long been viewed as a safe seat, and she had defended it in the 2016 primary by eviscerating rival Pete Lindner by more than 80 percent.

This year was different. Maloney, who has already served 13 terms, survived Patel’s appeal to millennials, and his demand for generational change and a new political order that would lean left. But with her 58.4 percent of the ballot to his 41 percent — a 17.4-percent margin — it was no landslide.

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July 9, 2018

Maloney takes care of business against Patel

Source: Times Ledger

By Carlotta Mohamed

In one of the two closely watched races in the city, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) defeated her Democratic primary rival Suraj Patel and now faces two more opponents in the general election in November.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Maloney captured 58.8 percent of votes, while Patel trailed behind with 41.2 percent, according to unofficial results from NY1.

“Thank you to the voters for honoring me with the Democratic nomination for #NY12. I will continue doing all I can to fight back against Trump’s hateful agenda and make sure we take back the House in November!” Maloney said on her Twitter account.

The congresswoman is working to help pass a measure to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program in the House and is also involved in putting together a hearing about the separation of children from families while crossing the Mexico border into the United States.

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