Carolyn B. Maloney was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives November 8. The Democrat represents New York’s 12th district, which includes Times Square and most of the Broadway theatres.
She beat Republican Robert Ardini, 211,564 to 42,911 votes.
Rep. Maloney, who has been in Congress since 1992 (previously in the 14th district), is primarily known for her involvement with economic and women’s issues, and is a senior member of the House Financial Service Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. She was the first woman to chair the Joint Economic Committee, described as “a House and Senate panel that examines and addresses the nation’s most pressing economic issues.”
She is one of the most active proposers of legislation in Congress. When she ran for re-election in 2014, the New York Daily News remarked that she “proposed more legislation than any other House member.”
Among groups that grade politicians’ voting records, Maloney earned a score of 100 from Planned Parenthood, The Human Rights Campaign, the AFL-CIO, The Alliance for Retired Americans, the American Public Health Association, The Humane Society, and The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
She earned a grade of “F” from the NRA and The Gun Owners of America.