Representative Carolyn B. Maloney's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 12, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Working Families, Democratic for U.S. House - District 12
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Carolyn Maloney in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 436. 104th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 06/15/1995. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • National Women's Political Caucus. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Women's Political Caucus endorsed Carolyn Maloney in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Carolyn Maloney in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate federal funding for clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Carolyn Maloney a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures."
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Rep. Maloney on 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. 22 January 2008. "Roe affirmed that abortion is a private matter and a constitutional right. No one - not politicians, judges, or religious leaders - should be able to tamper with that right. Unfortunately, the Bush Administration, Roberts Court and residual effects of years of Republican-controlled congresses threaten to send reproductive rights and women's health back to the Stone Age. I came of age during a time when women had little control over their own reproductive health, and dangerous back alley abortions were all too common. I never want to witness future generations of American women have to endure those hardships again. I believe strongly in a women's right to choose and remain committed to protecting the health and reproductive rights of women everywhere." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Maloney Statement On The 37th Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade. 22 January 2010. "Today marks the 37th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision that affirmed a woman's constitutional right to an abortion. Roe v. Wade provided women with the freedom to choose a safe medical option and allowed them to have control over their own bodies and reproductive lives. On this anniversary we must reaffirm our commitment to preserving women's access to reproductive health care, including the legal right to an abortion. We have now had a generation of women who have not suffered from restrictions on medical procedures. Yet, even 37 years later, efforts to overturn a woman's right to choose continue to prevail. We must stand firm to ensure that women's reproductive rights are protected under law and that women's healthcare is accessible. Without access to women's health services the right to choice is meaningless and we must work to ensure women's health care is in the hands of women and not the federal government." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Health Care Reform. 18 March 2010. "We must work against any serious constraints on abortion coverage that could cause women to lose ground in health reform." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate abortion services from any federally funded health care plan."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of Peace Action West 88 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "j) Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should the United States increase military support to Afghanistan?"
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Peace Action 88 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. c) Defense"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] c) Defense"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Decrease" for: "1. Please indicate the changes you will support (if any) concerning the level of funding for each of the listed issue areas. National Defense"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Maintain Status" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. c) Defense"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. 13 October 2010. "We hope that the report you release this coming December will subject military spending to the same rigorous scrutiny that non-military spending will receive, and that in so doing a consensus will be reached that significant cuts are necessary and can be made in a way that will not endanger national security. We strongly believe this to be the case, and we strongly believe that any deficit reduction package must contain significant cuts to the military budget." (votesmart.org)
  • Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL endorsed Carolyn Maloney in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. f) $350,001 and above"
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 8 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Everyone Gets a Tax Cut. 25 July 2012. "Yes, we want to cut taxes for the middle class. We think that it is critical for our economic recovery. We also want to cut taxes for everyone else, including the most fortunate, but only on the first $250,000 of their earnings. On that portion of their earnings, they will receive the exact same tax cut as the middle class. But if we hope to seriously address the issue of long-term deficits and debt, we can't do it by spending cuts alone [¦] Let's make one of those hard choices the other side of the aisle likes to talk about. Let's extend the middle class tax breaks, but let the tax cuts for the most fortunate expire and use every bit of that revenue to help pay down the deficit and get our economy moving in the right direction." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "One step would be restore paygo rules."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?"
  • Carolyn Maloney. JEC Report Shows Extending Bush Tax Cuts Won't Stimulate Economy or Benefit Most American Families. 14 April 2008. "The evidence is crystal clear: extending Bush's tax cuts is the wrong way to stimulate our troubled economy. The Bush administration claimed that their tax cuts would drive investment, creating growth in wages and employment, but instead economic performance has been lackluster at best. To make matters worse, the President has mortgaged our children's future by funding the tax cuts using borrowed money. Democrats in Congress want to target tax relief to families who have not shared in the gains from the Bush economy and are now struggling to make ends meet in the face of an economic downturn. Our plan extends middle-income tax breaks, including the child tax credit and relief from the marriage penalty and the Alternative Minimum Tax." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Rep. Maloney: Making Bush Tax Cuts Permanent Won't Get the Economy Back on Track. 7 January 2008. "The economy is faltering, yet the President's lines are all still the same. Making the Bush tax cuts permanent is probably the worst idea for stimulating the economy, because it would provide little relief for middle- and low-income families. Too many American families have lost ground in the Bush economy and are working harder than ever just to keep up with rising living expenses. Now unemployment is rising in what has already been a disappointing economic recovery for most families. We need a new direction, not repeat episodes of the Bush economy. Democrats in Congress are working to get the economy back on track and strengthen the safety net for workers." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Carolyn Maloney a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. Maloney hails President Obama's signing of Small Business Jobs Act. 27 September 2010. "The bill also includes eight new small business tax cuts beginning today, which apply to small businesses' taxes for this year-- providing an immediate incentive for businesses to make new investments and expand." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011. 15 December 2011. "Mr. Speaker, the House Republican Majority has done nothing to create jobs during the first session of the 112th Congress and now they're adding further injustice by hurting the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own [¦] This bill should be about extending tax incentives and not pushing through the Majority's anti-environment agenda." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act. 16 November 2011. "The 3 percent withholding repeal is very important on its own. This was an important bill that will help small business contractors who would have experienced significant cash flow problems for day-to-day operations had the withholding tax gone into effect. It also provides important tax credits to encourage more employers to hire our veterans who are out of work." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Create "enterprise zones" in urban areas with high unemployment by providing tax credits for new and expanding businesses."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Provide tax credits for companies that move job-creating industries into areas with high unemployment."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Create "empowerment zones" in urban areas with high unemployment by providing government grants and federal assistance, in addition to tax credits, to new and expanding businesses."
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)" 1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. Other or expanded principles: "Defense "
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish a nationwide competency test for teachers and encourage states to adopt it."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Establish "National Standards" for K-12 schools and encourage states to adopt them." 8. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support to change America's public education system? Other or expanded principles: "Goals 2000."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Rep. Maloney Statement on NY Winning "Race to the Top" Funding. 25 August 2010. "Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney today applauded the U.S. Department of Education's announcement that New York is among the winners of Phase 2 of the 'Race to the Top' program. New York is now eligible for up to $700 million in federal funding, in exchange for enacting education reforms such as adopting more stringent standards for student and teacher performance and increasing the number of charter schools. 'We urge our students to strive to be the best and our state led by example in reaching the winner's circle of the Race to the Top. New York's budget is stretched to the breaking point, so this $700 million federal investment in our students could not have come at a better time.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Issue Position: Education. "As a former educator, I understand the importance of a quality education. In Congress, I have fought to get the Bush Administration to fulfill the promises it made to fully fund the No Child Left Behind Act and have been a critic of the administration's efforts to cut student loan programs. I have also introduced legislation to ensure that we are investing in our children's early education. Locally, I led the effort to create the Eleanor Roosevelt High School on the East Side of Manhattan." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "State" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Support domestic oil exploration in areas that are currently restricted."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support opening a select portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Support opening a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Tax high-level energy users (businesses and individuals) to discourage excessive energy use and pay for environmental cleanup."
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Carolyn Maloney in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Carolyn Maloney in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Carolyn Maloney in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws."
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Eliminate government regulations to encourage investment and economic expansion of the private sector."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Encourage further market based strategies to clean up the environment such as pollution credits."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution." Indicate which principles or programs you support regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "Strengthen Clean Air Act. "
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Pass stronger clean water and clean air legislation."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks." Indicate which principles or programs you support regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "Strengthen Clean Air Act. "
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Consider further increasing federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Phase in a prohibition of pollution causing products such as gas powered autos and lawn mowers."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming."
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Carolyn Maloney in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 90 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Carolyn Maloney a grade of 9." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 125. 104th Congress. Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 03/22/1996. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Carolyn Maloney in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Carolyn Maloney in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the sale of handguns to minors."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals." Indicate which principles you support concerning terrorism. Other or expanded principles: "Ban fundraising by terrorist groups. "
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the public sale of assault weapons."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Carolyn Maloney. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. District of Columbia Personal Protection Act. 29 September 2004. "Nearly thirty years ago, handguns were banned in Washington, D.C. by the will of the people. Yet here we are, once again, dictating to the citizens of the District of Columbia the laws that govern them when their own elected delegate will not even have the opportunity to vote on passage of this bill. Like any metropolitan area, Washington, D.C. has crime, much of which is because of guns. Therefore, I do not understand why the Majority thinks the solution to that problem is allowing more guns on the streets of this city. We should be reducing crime by preventing gun violence and by ensuring that there are enough policemen who have the necessary resources to do their jobs. At a time when citizens from across the nation have returned to D.C., despite their security concerns, to enjoy its attractions, we should not be passing legislation that sends the message that the city is unsafe. I urge my colleagues to vote "no" on this legislation." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Issue Position: Criminal Justice System: Guns. "I believe that keeping guns out of the hands of youths and criminals will help reduce the incidence of gun crimes in the United States. A ban on assault weapons and increased restrictions on weapons such as the 50 caliber sniper rifle are critical to achieving this goal." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 100 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income." Indicate which principles you support regarding America's health care system. Other or expanded principles: "Increase research funding for health issues. "
  • Carolyn Maloney. On Affordable Care Act's 1-Year Anniversary, Maloney Hails Reform Law's Impact. 23 September 2011. "U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today noted the first anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, the package of health care reforms signed by President Obama, applauding the law's wide impact in just its first year of enactment. The improved coverage and lower costs provided by the Affordable Care Act have already made a real impact on the lives of New Yorkers. Children under age 26 are now permitted to stay on their parents' polices; children under age 19 with pre-existing conditions can no longer be automatically rejected for coverage; and small businesses that choose to offer health insurance are benefiting from tax credits of up to 35 percent of employer premiums." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 19 January 2011. "In my home state of New York, repealing the Affordable Care Act would be devastating. New York residents, providers, small businesses and other employers would be denied critical new benefits of the law, from protections against insurance industry abuses to new coverage options and millions of dollars in support so states like New York can deliver quality, affordable health care options to all of its residents." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1994 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Support President Clinton's position for a "comprehensive health care plan for all Americans."" 3. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support concerning the American health care system? Other or expanded principles: "Some version of the President's universal coverage plan."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S."
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 88 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?"
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 95 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Rep. Maloney Strongly Opposed to President's Support of Gay Marriage Amendment. 24 February 2004. "Today, President Bush formally endorsed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in a White House speech. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) asserted her vehement opposition to the President's position in the following statement: 'This President wants to drag his election-year politics into our constitution - it's no coincidence that this announcement comes a day after he kicked off his campaign. Instead of being a uniter, he's clearly a divider, and this amendment is dividing this country. It should be rejected, and I will personally oppose it.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "j) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "k) Should marriage be restricted to a union only between a man and a woman?"
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?"
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Issue Position: Gay Rights. 27 October 2011. "I am a strong supporter of gay rights in Congress. I have authored legislation to expand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include domestic partners and same-sex married couples in all of the benefits of the FMLA. I have also been a critic of President Bush's Support of a Constitutional Amendment to ban same-sex marriage. On September 30, 2004 I voted against a Constitutional Amendment to ban same-sex marriage. This measure failed to receive the 2/3 vote required to pass a Constitutional Amendment. I will also oppose any future attempts to add discrimination to the Constitution with an amendment to ban same-sex marriage." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Twitter: RepMaloney. 24 June 2011. "I salute the members of @NYSenate for passing #marriageequality and making history tonight!" (twitter.com)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Issue Position: LGBT Rights. "I am proud to be among the growing ranks of House Members who support full marriage equality for same-sex couples." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Carolyn Maloney voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 14 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Carolyn Maloney voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?"

Vote Smart's Research

  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Carolyn Maloney supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "" for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Carolyn Maloney. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New York Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • Carolyn Maloney signed Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors. "Social Security belongs to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to it. Social Security is a promise that must not be broken. We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it. That is why I oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including increasing the retirement age. I also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." (socialsecurityprotectors.com)

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New York Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

The Political Courage Test asks candidates which items they will support if elected. It does not ask them to indicate which items they will oppose. Through extensive research of public polling data, we discovered that voters are more concerned with what candidates would support when elected to office, not what they oppose. If a candidate does not select a response to any part or all of any question, it does not necessarily indicate that the candidate is opposed to that particular item.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion.

a) Abortions should always be illegal.
Xb) Abortions should always be legal.
c) Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester.
d) Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
e) Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
f) Dilation and extraction or "partial-birth" abortion procedures should be legal.
g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures.
h) Other or expanded principles.

Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once.

1) Budget Priorities

Maintain Statusa) Agriculture
Greatly Increaseb) Arts
Maintain Statusc) Defense
Greatly Increased) Education
Slightly Increasee) Environment
Slightly Increasef) FEMA
Greatly Increaseg) Homeland security
Greatly Increaseh) International aid
Greatly Increasei) Law enforcement (Federal)
Greatly Increasej) Law enforcement (State)
Greatly Increasek) Medical research
Greatly Increasel) National parks
Greatly Increasem) Public health services
Slightly Increasen) Scientific research
Slightly Decreaseo) Space exploration programs
Greatly Increasep) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Slightly Increaseq) United Nations
Maintain Statusr) Welfare
s) Other or expanded categories

2) Defense Spending

Greatly Increasea) Armed forces personnel training
Slightly Increaseb) Intelligence operations
Maintain Statusc) Military hardware
Maintain Statusd) Modernization of weaponry and equipment
Greatly Decreasee) National missile defense
Greatly Increasef) Pay for active duty personnel
Greatly Increaseg) Programs to improve troop retention rates
Maintain Statush) Research and development of new weapons
Greatly Increasei) Troop and equipment readiness
j) Other or expanded categories

3) Taxes

Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once.

Family Income Taxes

Eliminatea) Less than $12,000
Eliminateb) $12,001-$40,000
Slightly Decreasec) $40,001-$100,000
Slightly Decreased) $100,001-$180,000
Maintain Statuse) $180,001-$350,000
Slightly Increasef) $350,001 and above
g) Other or expanded categories

Other Taxes

Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Statusb) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statusc) Cigarette taxes
Maintain Statusd) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statuse) Gasoline taxes
f) Inheritance taxes
g) Other or expanded categories

Deductions/Credits

Maintain Statusa) Charitable contribution deduction
Greatly Increaseb) Child tax credit
Greatly Increasec) Earned income tax credit
Maintain Statusd) Medical expense deduction
Maintain Statuse) Mortgage deduction
Slightly Increasef) Student loan credit
g) Other or expanded categories
No4) Do you support the permanent repeal of the federal estate tax?
5) Do you support requiring the federal budget to be balanced each year?
6) Other or expanded principles

I support balanced federal budgets in principle.

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.

a) Support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns.
b) Prohibit Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to candidates for federal office.
c) Allow unregulated soft money campaign contributions to political parties or committees.
d) Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns and parties.
e) Support prohibiting ads containing candidates' name that are paid for by third parties from airing 60 days before a primary and 30 days before a general federal election.
f) Support instant run-off voting (IRV).
g) Support designating Election Day as a national holiday.
h) Support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations.
Xi) Support limiting the President's use of signing statements in order to prevent an alternative interpretation of the bill.
Xj) Support a federal shield law to protect reporter-source privilege.
k) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding crime.

a) Support the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
b) Eliminate the use of the death penalty for federal crimes.
Xc) Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
Xd) Support programs to provide prison inmates with drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
e) Reduce prison sentences for those who commit non-violent crimes.
f) Support mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
Xg) Support strict penalties for internet crime (e.g. hacking, identity theft, worms/viruses).
Xh) Require that crimes based on sexual orientation be prosecuted as federal hate crimes.
i) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.

Xa) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs.
b) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any public school.
c) Allow parents to use vouchers to send their children to any private or religious school.
d) Allow teachers and professionals to receive federal funding to establish charter or magnet schools.
Xe) Increase funding for the Pell Grant program.
Xf) Decrease interest rates of Stafford Loans.
Xg) Support federal tax incentives to help families save for college.
Xh) Ban university financial aid officers from owning stock in or accepting gifts from student loan lenders.
Xi) Require universities to disclose financial relationships with lenders.
Xj) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind).
k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind).
l) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding employment.

Xa) Increase funding for national job-training programs that retrain displaced workers or teach skills needed in today’s job market.
b) Reduce government regulation of the private sector.
Xc) Encourage employers to offer child care services, flex-time scheduling, comp-time, and unpaid leave for family emergencies.
Xd) Increase the federal minimum wage.
Xe) Support the right of workers to unionize.
f) Eliminate all federal programs designed to reduce unemployment.
Xg) Include sexual orientation in federal anti-discrimination laws.
Xh) Include gender identity in federal anti-discrimination laws.
i) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.

Xa) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
Xb) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act.
c) Support increased development of traditional energy resources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil).
Xd) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
Xe) Strengthen fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles.
f) Support domestic oil exploration in areas that are currently restricted.
Xg) Encourage further development and use of alternative fuels.
h) Support the use of ethanol as an alternative fuel.
i) Support research and development of nuclear reactors as an alternative energy source.
Xj) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws.
k) Support international mandatory emission targets to limit global warming.
Xl) Support international voluntary emission targets to limit global warming.
m) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding guns.

a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns.
b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials.

On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories.

Greatly Increasec) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
Greatly Increased) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
e) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health.

Xa) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income.
b) Expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts.
Xc) Allow the importation of prescription drugs into the United States.
Xd) Support expanding prescription drug coverage under Medicare.
Xe) Offer tax credits to individuals and small businesses to offset the cost of insurance coverage.
Xf) Support expanding child healthcare programs.
g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government.
h) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration.

a) Decrease the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country.
b) Establish English as the official national language.
c) Support a temporary worker program.
d) Support harsher financial punishments for those who knowingly employ illegal immigrants.
e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States.
f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship.
Xg) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship.
h) Support merit-based visas over family-based visas.
i) Other or expanded principles

International Aid

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international aid.

Xa) Support the United States granting aid to countries when extraordinary circumstances cause disaster and threaten civilian lives.
Xb) Support the United States granting aid to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States.
c) Eliminate United States aid for any nation with documented human rights abuses.
d) Aid granted by the United States should be scaled back and eventually eliminated.
e) Other or expanded principles

International Policy

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international policy.

Yesa) Should the United States continue to provide leadership in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process?
Yesb) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?
Yesc) Should the United States impose greater international sanctions on Iran if it continues to defy United Nations mandates?
Yesd) Should the United States support the Lebanese government against insurgent forces?
Noe) Should the United States maintain its troop levels in Iraq?
Yesf) Should the United States withdraw its troops from Iraq?
g) Discuss your proposals for Iraq.
Yesh) Should the United States apply greater economic and diplomatic sanctions against North Korea if it fails to abide by its agreement to suspend its nuclear program?
Yesi) Should the United States increase financial support for Afghanistan?
Yesj) Should the United States increase military support for Afghanistan?
Yesk) Should the United States trade nuclear fuel to India for civilian purposes?
Nol) Should the United States decrease financial support for Pakistan?
Nom) Should the United States decrease military support for Pakistan?
Yesn) Should the United States be involved in bringing an end to the violence in Darfur, Sudan?
Yeso) Should the United States be involved in bringing an end to the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Nop) Should the United States provide economic and military support to the Transitional Government of Somalia?
Noq) Should the United States use sanctions to encourage the government of Zimbabwe to end its human rights abuses?
Nor) Should the United States support the creation of an independent nation of Kosovo?
s) Other or expanded principles

International Trade

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding international trade.

Noa) Do you support the United States imposing economic sanctions on China?
Undecidedb) Do you support the United States imposing trade sanctions on Venezuela?
c) Do you support the United States involvement in free trade agreements?
Yesd) Do you support the United States involvement in intergovernmental organizations dedicated to trade?
e) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security.

Noa) Do you support using military tribunals to try suspected terrorists when ordinary civilian courts are deemed inappropriate or impractical?
Nob) Should law enforcement agencies have greater discretion to monitor domestic communications, to prevent future terrorist attacks?
Yesc) Should the United States hold foreign states accountable for terrorists who operate in their country?
Yesd) Should the federal government increase funding to states and cities for homeland security?
Noe) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?
Nof) Do you support the creation of a federal identification card system?
Nog) Do you support long-term use of National Guard troops to supplement the armed forces in assignments overseas?
Noh) Should the United States expand its missile defense shield?
i) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding social issues.

Yesa) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?
Nob) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?
Yesc) Do you support federal funding for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines?
Yesd) Do you support federal funding to create lines of stem cells from new embryos?
Yese) Should the federal government consider race and gender in government contracting decisions?
Yesf) Should the federal government continue affirmative action programs?
g) Should the federal government regulate internet gambling?
h) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding Social Security.

a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves.
b) Ensure the viability of Social Security by increasing the payroll tax.
c) Decrease benefits paid to retirees.
Xd) Support proportional increases of Social Security benefits based on the cost of living index.
e) Raise the retirement age for individual eligibility to receive full Social Security benefits.
f) Other or expanded principles

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare and poverty.

a) Require welfare recipients to spend at least 40 hours a week in a combination of work and training programs.
Xb) Continue to give states and local governments flexibility in and responsibility for welfare programs through federal block grants.
Xc) Support housing assistance for welfare recipients.
d) Abolish all federal welfare programs.
e) Other or expanded principles
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.