Who Is Carolyn Maloney? Everything To Know About New York Congresswoman
Carolyn Bosher Maloney, popularly known as Carolyn Maloney is an American politician. Maloney serves as the U.S. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district. She previously represented New York's 14th congressional district from 1993 to 2013. She became acting chair of the House Oversight Committee after the death of Elijah Cummings. She later won the election to succeed Cummings. She wore a bag emblazoned with "ERA YES," an endorsement of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment at the 2021 Met Gala red carpet.
What is Carolyn Maloney Famous For?
- U.S. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district.
Where is Carolyn Maloney From?
Carolyn Maloney was born on 19 February 1946. Her birth name is Carolyn Jane Bosher. Her birth place is in Greensboro, North Carolina in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She belongs to white ethnicity and her religion is Christianity. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. She was born to her father, Ralph George Bosher, and her mother, Christine Elizabeth Clegg.
Regarding her educational background, she attended Greensboro College.
Carolyn Maloney Career
- After graduating from Greensboro College, Carolyn Maloney visited New York City in 1970, where she decided to stay.
- She worked as a teacher and an administrator for the New York City Board of Education for several years.
- She then obtained a job working for the New York State Legislature in 1977. She held senior staff positions in both the State Assembly and the State Senate.
- She was elected to the New York City Council in 1982. She defeated Robert Rodriguez.
- She served as a council member for 10 years and introduced the first measure in New York to recognize domestic partnerships, including those of same-sex couples.
- She ran for Congress for New York's 14th congressional district in 1992.
- She was re-elected eight more times from 1992 to 2013.
- She secured House passage of her bill to create a database to better monitor all federal contracts in 2008. The bill was introduced following the reports of corruption among military contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- She decided not to run for Senate against Kirsten Gillibrand in 2009. She was the sole member of Congress to endorse Gillbrand's 2020 presidential campaign.
- The Project On Government Oversight, a government watchdog group, presented Maloney with its Good Government Award in 2010 for her contributions to government transparency and oversight, including her investigations into corruption and mismanagement in the Minerals Management Service and her support of a Federal Contractor Misconduct Database similar to POGO's.
- She was a leading advocate for providing federal support for medical monitoring and health care for rescue and recovery workers who were exposed to toxic smoke and dust at the Ground Zero site after the 9/11 attacks. She authored the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and led the fight for years to push for its passage.
- Her measure to provide Medicare coverage for annual mammograms was included in the Fiscal Year 1998 federal budget.
- Since 2013, she has been serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district.
- She sponsored two bills to control gun violence, the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013 would make gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time. The second bill, reintroduced in 2014 and 2015 would require gun owners to maintain liability insurance.
- She was superdelegate at presidential conventions. She was an early supporter of former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Clinton.
- She introduced her Never Forget the Heroes Act, HR1327 in the 116th Congress in February 2019. It is a bill to establish the Permanent Authorization of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund Act.
- She introduced a bill that would require corporate entities to disclose the identities of beneficial owners to FinCEN in 2019.
- She introduced The Breastfeeding Promotion Act in the 111th Congress to protect breastfeeding in the workplace under civil rights law and make it illegal for women to lose their jobs or otherwise be discriminated against for expressing milk during lunchtime or on breaks.
- She has advocated for international women's health and family planning programs supported by the United Nations Population Fund.
- She serves on the board of the Michael Stern Parkinson's Research Foundation and previously served as an honorary board member of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation.
- She serves on the Committee on Financial Services and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
- She previously chaired the Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security.
- She is the first woman to chair the Joint Economic Committee.
- She introduced the Minerals Management Service Improvement Act (HR 7211) as a House companion to Integrity in Offshore Energy Resources Act (S. 3543) in 2008.
- She is a former co-chair of the House Caucus on Women's Issues. She authored and helped secure the enactment into law of a measure to provide federal funding to clear the backlog of rape kits for which evidence had been collected, but never entered into law enforcement DNA databases. The bill included in the Justice for All Act of 2005, was named the Debbie Smith Act in honor of Debbie Smith, a rape survivor.
- She co-authored and helped secure the passage of bipartisan legislation to curb the demand for sex trafficking.
- She introduced the Child Care Affordability Act of 2007 to increase access to child care by providing tax credits. She is the chief House sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment.
- She sponsored the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, known as the Campus SaVE Act. It became part of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. It guarantees counseling, legal assistance, and medical care on campuses for victims of sexual assault, establishes minimum, national standards for schools to follow in responding to allegations of sexual assault and sexual violence, and makes explicit that schools must provide to both the alleged perpetrator and the alleged victim the same rights, including access to advisers, written notifications, as well as appeals processes during campus disciplinary proceedings.
- She has helped secure funding for major mass transit projects and has been hailed as a champion of the Second Avenue Subway.
- She became the subject of controversy when she wore an Afghan burqa while giving a speech in the United States House of Representatives in October 2001 in support of Afghan women's rights and American military involvement against the Taliban.
- She apologized after saying the ethnic slur "nigger" while quoting a phone call she had received about U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in an interview with City Hall News in July 2009.
- She was the author of the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights or the Credit CARD Act of 2009.
Who is Carolyn Maloney Husband?
Carolyn Maloney has been married once in her life. She was married to Clifton Maloney who was an investment banker. Clifton ran the New York City Marathon 20 times and is believed at the time to be the oldest American ever to summit an "eight-thousander", a mountain over 8,000 meters in altitude. The couple got married in 1976. Maloney shares two children, daughters Christina and Virginia, with her husband. Her husband Clifton died on a climbing expedition on September 25, 2009, after descending over 4,000 feet from the summit of the world's sixth-tallest peak, Cho Oyu in Tibet.
How Tall is Carolyn Maloney?
Carolyn Maloney stands tall at an average American height. She has a balanced body weight. She has a slim body build. Her eye color is blue and her hair color is blonde. Her sexual orientation is straight.
What is Carolyn Maloney Net Worth?
Carolyn Maloney is an American politician who has been U.S. Representative since 1993. She has served on several committees and caucuses in her political career. She is paid a major salary for her governmental position. At present, her net worth is estimated at around $13 million.