Carolyn Maloney’s signature achievement this Congress has been the implementation of permanent funding for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. She’s the first-ever Chairwoman of the powerful House Oversight Committee on Governmental Affairs with broad jurisdiction overseeing the Trump administration. She’s also been a strong advocate for reforming and properly funding the U.S. Postal Service. She successfully sent three bills to the White House to be signed into law addressing 9/11 VCF funding, expanding education materials about the Holocaust, and renewing money for states and localities to process rape kits.
Maloney’s amendment with Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) , which reflects the language of Maloney’s H.R. 1534 - Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA), was officially adopted in the FY 2020. The final provision adopted provides paid parental to federal employees and went into effect on October 1, 2020.
Congresswoman Maloney’s H.R. 3279, the Diversity in Corporate Leadership Act of 2019, was incorporated with Congressman Meeks’ H.R. 1018, the Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019, to create one bill, H.R.5084, Improving Corporate Governance Through Diversity Act of 2019. This package passed the House in November 2019.
Congresswoman Maloney’s H.R. 5885, Federal Employee Parental Leave Technical Correction Act, was incorporated into the House-passed version of the FY2021 NDAA.
Congresswoman Maloney’s H.R. 707, Measuring Real Income Growth Act of 2019, was incorporated into the Heroes Act that passed the House.
Other legislation of note:
H.R. 8015 - Delivering for America Act
H.R. 4335 – 8-K Trading Gap Act of 2019
H.R. 2513 – Corporate Transparency Act of 2019
H.R. 1980 – Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act
H.R. 1925 - To designate the Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs as the "Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System"
H.R. 1327 – Never Forget the Heroes Act
H.R. 943 – Never Again Education Act
H.R. 777 – Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2019
What the rankings mean:
Number of bills sponsored:
This metric measures the number of unique bills put forward by a Representative or a Senator. A Resolution usually expresses an opinion or addresses procedure in the House or Senate and doesn’t go to the President. An Amendment is a change to the language of legislation. Everything has to be voted on.
Number of bills passed out of one chamber:
Getting a bill passed through a chamber is tough. In order to pass a bill out of a chamber, a member of Congress must build consensus among his or her colleagues.
Number of bills signed into law:
If a bill from an opposite party is signed into law by a President, the achievement is a significant victory for that Member of Congress if the bill is significant. Many non-controversial bills are signed into law as a matter of routine.
Percentage a member votes with his or her party:
Source: ProPublica. Procedural votes count toward this score and it isn’t entirely indicative of a member’s loyalty, or disloyalty, to the party.
Lugar Center Bipartisan Index Score:
The Bipartisan Index is a joint project of The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Scores above 1.0 are outstanding. Scores above .5 are very good. Scores below -.5 are poor. Scores below -1.0 are very poor.