Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Honorary Board Member
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney was elected to New York’s 14th congressional district (parts of Manhattan and Queens) in the House of Representatives in 1992, the so-called “year of the Woman.” Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, and former co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues, Maloney is a national leader with extensive accomplishments on security, financial services, the economy and women’s issues. She has passed more than 50 bills into law, including the Credit Cardholder’s Bill of Rights, the creation of a database to monitor the performance of federal defense contractors, the restructuring of America’s intelligence system based on the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, annual mammograms for women on Medicare, reducing fees paid to the SEC to save investors $14 billion over 10 years, improving the collection of non-tax debt owed to the federal government, and the End Demand for Sex Trafficking Act which targets the demand side of sex trafficking. She authored the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act to provide health care to first responders and others who have become ill as a result of the toxic plume at Ground Zero. Her work on the Debbie Smith Act – called the most important anti-rape legislation Congress has ever passed – was the basis of the Lifetime movie A Life Interrupted, in which one of the major characters was Carolyn B. Maloney. A champion for women’s rights, Maloney is the author of Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated.