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Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s 2013 Report Card

Representative from New York's 12th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2019


These special year-end statistics cover Maloney’s record during the 2013 legislative year (Jan 3, 2013-Dec 26, 2013) and compare her to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Dec 1, 2014. On Dec. 1, 2014, the statistics were updated to remove Sen. Schatz from the list of Senate sophomores. Schatz only served for several days in the preceding Congress.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Maloney’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Ranked the 3rd top leader compared to House Democrats

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2013 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Maloney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (88th percentile); House Democrats (99th percentile); Safe House Seats (89th percentile); All Representatives (90th percentile).


 

Got the 4th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney’s bills and resolutions had 870 cosponsors in 2013. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (98th percentile); House Democrats (99th percentile); Safe House Seats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 3rd most bills compared to New York Delegation (tied with 2 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 4 of Maloney’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

Those bills were: H.R. 728: Access to Birth Control Act; H.R. 812: Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act; H.R. 1368: Prepare All Kids Act of ...; H.R. 1941: Supporting Working Moms Act of ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (88th percentile); House Democrats (89th percentile); Safe House Seats (91st percentile); All Representatives (91st percentile).

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.


 

Got influential cosponsors the 3rd most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 3 others)

9 of Maloney’s bills and resolutions in 2013 had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.Res. 19: Expressing the sense of the ...; H.R. 452: Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of ...; H.R. 863: Commission to Study the Potential ...; H.R. 1187: Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act; H.R. 1261: Overdraft Protection Act of 2013; H.R. 1751: Family and Medical Leave Inclusion ...; H.R. 2030: Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s ...; H.R. 3331: Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement ...; H.J.Res. 56: Proposing an amendment to the ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (97th percentile); House Democrats (98th percentile); Safe House Seats (98th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).


 

Introduced the 5th most bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney introduced 35 bills and resolutions in 2013. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (98th percentile); House Democrats (98th percentile); Safe House Seats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 16th highest % of bills compared to House Democrats

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 43% of Maloney’s 35 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2013.

Compare to all New York Delegation (36th percentile); House Democrats (79th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (68th percentile); Safe House Seats (68th percentile); All Representatives (66th percentile).

Only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Ranked 47th most liberal compared to All Representatives

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2013 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Maloney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (19th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (14th percentile); House Democrats (22nd percentile); Safe House Seats (11th percentile); All Representatives (10th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 50th most bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney cosponsored 249 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (87th percentile); House Democrats (78th percentile); Safe House Seats (89th percentile); All Representatives (89th percentile).


 

Was 95th most absent in votes compared to All Representatives

Maloney missed 4.8% of votes (31 of 641 votes) in 2013. View Maloney’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (59th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (70th percentile); Safe House Seats (77th percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Maloney introduced 0 bills in 2013 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Compare to all New York Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Maloney held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Maloney’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (30th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (22nd percentile); House Democrats (44th percentile); Safe House Seats (46th percentile); All Representatives (47th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 249 bills that Maloney cosponsored, 29% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (33rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (73rd percentile); House Democrats (43rd percentile); Safe House Seats (74th percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.


 

Laws Enacted

Maloney introduced 0 bills that became law in 2013. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all New York Delegation (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Democrats (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

We only count enacted bills (and joint resolutions) that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through companion bills or incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Maloney supported any of 12 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Maloney 1 point, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Maloney cosponsored H.R. 1380: Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (81st percentile); House Democrats (74th percentile); Safe House Seats (80th percentile); All Representatives (80th percentile).


Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of 2013) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.