On January 3rd, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was sworn into the 117th Congress following a tightly-contested primary race.
Maloney represents the east side of Manhattan and parts of north Brooklyn and western Queens.
“I am honored to once again represent the people of New York’s 12th Congressional District in the House of Representatives,” she said in a statement, “and am humbled by the faith they have placed in me to help rebuild our city, state and country in the wake of the health and economic crises caused by COVID-19.”
Maloney laid out some of her priorities for the term, including:
- Create an economy that works for all Americans, not just the fortunate few
- Equality for all Americans, no matter who they love, their race, religion, sexuality or gender identity
- Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, allowing Congress to ensure equal pay for equal work
- Reintroduce legislation to forgive student loans for frontline health care workers, and establish workers compensation funds
- Pass the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act
- Fight for funding to complete the Second Avenue Subway, East Side Access and Sunnyside Rail Yards
- Work with NYCHA to ensure residents have safe, clean homes and repairs that are completed effectively and efficiently
- Fund gun violence research at the CDC and enact gun control legislation
Maloney will continue in her role as chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, where she has worked on issues like the postal service, the census and more.
“We have a lot to accomplish in the 117th Congress, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate, the incoming Biden administration and the people of New York to get it done,” she said.