U.S. House of Representatives
Carolyn B. Maloney represents the 12th district in New York City. Her district contains many of the city's most historically well-known neighborhoods, including most of the East Side. Maloney is a senior member of the House Financial Service Committee as well as the House Government Reform Committee, which is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. House of Representatives.
First elected to Congress in 1992, Carolyn B. Maloney is recognized as a national leader with extensive accomplishments on financial services, national security, the economy, and women's issues. Time Magazine has called her "a tenacious, resilient legislator", and the New York Post hailed her as one of New York City's "hardest working lawmakers". Maloney serves on the Financial Services Committee, the Oversight & Government Reform Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.
A proponent of civil liberties, Maloney is an original cosponsor of House Resolution 476 (110th Congress), which condemns discrimination and bigotry against Iranian Americans. In addition, she is a sponsor of the Protection of Civil Liberties Act (109th Congress) – Provisions from this legislation were included in the "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007." The provisions establish a strong, independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Board with subpoena power. [Public Law 110-53, signed August 3, 2007].
Maloney was an original co-sponsor of H.Res.130, acknowledging the Cyrus Cylinder as a symbol of respect for human rights and commemorating the cylinder’s tour in the United States. She was also a cosponsor of the Nowruz Resolution (H.Res.267), which passed the House of Representatives in 2010.
Maloney signed and supported a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on the adminstration to prioritize the release of Amir Hekamti, an Iranian American and Marine veteran who has been detained in Iran since August of 2011.
Maloney served as an honorary co-host of the opening reception to celebrate A Thousand Years of the Persian Book exhibition at Library of Congress in March of 2013.
Marital Status: Widowed
Prev. Occupation: Educator
Prev. Political Exp.: New York City Council, 1982-93
Education: AB Greensboro College, 1968
Birthplace: Greensboro, NC