Carolyn (Carolyn) B. Maloney (D-12)

US Representative Carolyn Maloney

Carolyn (Carolyn) B. Maloney (D-12)
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Capitol: 202.225.7944
FAX: 202.225.4709
District: 212.860.0606
Room 2308 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3212
31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102-1391
Residence:Manhattan, NY

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Qatari-American Strategic Relationships Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Postal Caucus
Co-ChairCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus
Co-ChairNew York Defense Working Group
FC MemberAd Hoc Congressional Committee on Irish Affairs
Co-ChairCongressional Census Caucus
Co-ChairPostal Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sindh Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberIraqi Women's Caucus
Co-ChairAmericans Abroad Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberAlbanian Issues Caucus
FC MemberNew York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Croatian Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bangladesh Caucus
FC MemberHungarian American Caucus
MemberHouse Select Investigative Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
FC MemberCongressional National Landscape Conservation System Caucus [NLCS Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Writers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Afghanistan Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Sweden Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the Irish National Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Policy Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Ireland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
Co-ChairBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


First elected to Congress in 1992, Carolyn B. Maloney is a recognized progressive national leader with extensive accomplishments on financial services, national security, the economy, and women's issues. She is currently Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and former Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, the first woman to hold both of these positions. Maloney has authored and passed more than 74 measures, either as stand-alone bills or as measures incorporated into larger legislation packages. Twelve of these bills were signed into law at formal (and rare) Presidential Signing Ceremonies. Rep. Maloney's career has been a series of firsts. She is the first woman to represent New York's 12th Congressional District; the first woman to represent New York City's 7th Councilmanic district (where she was the first woman to give birth while in office); and was the first woman to Chair the Joint Economic Committee, a House and Senate panel that examines and addresses the nation's most pressing economic issues. Only 18 women in history have chaired Congressional committees. Maloney is the author of Rumors of our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated- Why Women's Lives Aren't Getting any Easier and how we can Make Real Progress for Ourselves and Our Daughters, which has been used as a textbook in women's studies courses. She has authored landmark legislation including; the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, its reauthorization, and the Never Forget the Heroes- James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act to make sure all those suffering health aliments associated with 9/11 get the medical care and compensation they need and deserve; the Debbie Smith Act, which increases funding for law enforcement to process DNA rape kits and has been called 'the most important anti-rape legislation in history;' and the Credit CARD Act, also known as the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights, which according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has saved consumers more than $16 billion annually since it was signed into law in 2009. Her legislative achievements have been featured in three films- the documentary The Card Game, the documentary Overdrawn!, and the movie A Life Interrupted. As Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Congresswoman Maloney is leading the fight to protect the 2020 Census from the Trump Administration's partisan, political attacks and to ensure that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is able to operate at its full capacity. She is the author of the Fair and Accurate Census Act which would ensure that Census Bureau professionals have the time and resources they need to complete a full and accurate count, the Delivering for America Act to restore USPS services to January 2020 standards and ensure they stay at that level through the pandemic, and the Nonpartisan Postmaster General Act to prevent partisan politics from including in the Postal Service. In addition to serving as Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Maloney is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and the Joint Economic Committee. In the House Democratic Caucus, she has served as a Regional Whip and as Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. On the House Financial Services Committee she has worked to modernize financial services laws and regulations, strengthen consumer protections, and institute more vigilant oversight of the safety and soundness of our nation's banking industry. In the 114th Congress, she was selected by her Committee colleagues to be Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises and continued in this position in the 115th Congress. In the 116th Congress, up until her election as Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, she served as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets. She continues to serve as a member of this subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance. Maloney served on the historic conference committee for the Dodd-Frank financial reforms, which also created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Her Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights (the Credit CARD Act) was signed into law by President Obama in Spring of 2009. She is currently working to curb the use of anonymous shell companies that finance illicit drugs, human trafficking, and terrorism and to pass her Overdraft Protection Act, which would protect consumers from abusive overdraft fees. As a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Maloney's legislation has helped government work more efficiently and has saved hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars. As co-founder of the House 9/11 Commission Caucus, Maloney helped author and pass legislation which created the 9/11 Commission and, later, to implement all of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations for improving intelligence gathering-described as the most influential intelligence bill in decades. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health Care and Compensation Act, her bill to provide health care and compensation for 9/11 first responders, residents and workers near Ground Zero passed Congress in late 2010 was signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2011. The Zadroga Act's World Trade Center Health Program was permanently extended by the bill's reauthorization with an allocation of $8 billion in December 2015. The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund was permanently extended with the passage of the Never Forget the Heroes- James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act in summer 2019. Maloney attained a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo in January 2007.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 2/19/1946
Counties Representing
New York City