2013 Report Cards

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Representative from New York's 12th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 03, 2013 – Jan 03, 2015

These special year-end statistics cover Maloney’s record during the 2013 legislative year and compare her to other representatives serving at the end of the session.

 

Leadership Score

3rd highest among 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.

compared to...
New York Delegation 2nd highest out of 27
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Serving 10+ Years 21st highest out of 180
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House Democrats 3rd highest out of 207
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Safe House Seats 42nd highest out of 396
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All Representatives 46th highest out of 439
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Cosponsors

4th highest among 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 »

compared to...
New York Delegation 1st highest out of 27 30
870 cosponsors View All
Serving 10+ Years 4th highest out of 180 0
1,195 cosponsors View All
House Democrats 2nd highest out of 207 0
975 cosponsors View All
Safe House Seats 4th highest out of 396 0
1,195 cosponsors View All
All Representatives 4th highest out of 439 0
1,195 cosponsors View All
 

Working with the Senate

3rd highest among 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 ...

compared to...
New York Delegation 3rd highest (tied w/ 2) out of 27 0
7 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 8th highest (tied w/ 13) out of 180 0
8 bills View All
House Democrats 9th highest (tied w/ 13) out of 207 0
6 bills View All
Safe House Seats 16th highest (tied w/ 20) out of 396 0
8 bills View All
All Representatives 18th highest (tied w/ 22) out of 439 0
8 bills View All
 

Powerful Cosponsors

3rd highest among 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 ...

compared to...
New York Delegation 1st highest out of 27 0
9 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 3rd highest (tied w/ 3) out of 180 0
14 bills View All
House Democrats 2nd highest (tied w/ 2) out of 207 0
14 bills View All
Safe House Seats 3rd highest (tied w/ 3) out of 396 0
14 bills View All
All Representatives 3rd highest (tied w/ 3) out of 439 0
14 bills View All
 

Bills Introduced

5th highest among All Representatives

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

compared to...
New York Delegation 1st highest out of 27 3
35 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 4th highest out of 180 0
44 bills View All
House Democrats 5th highest out of 207 0
45 bills View All
Safe House Seats 5th highest out of 396 0
45 bills View All
All Representatives 5th highest out of 439 0
45 bills View All
 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

highest 25% among 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.

compared to...
New York Delegation 6th lowest out of 14 0
77% of bills View All
House Democrats 16th highest out of 78 0
83% of bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 28th highest out of 88 0
88% of bills View All
Safe House Seats 46th highest out of 144 0
88% of bills View All
All Representatives 55th highest out of 162 0
88% of bills View All

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

 

Ideology Score

most progressive (by cosponsorship) 15% among 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.

compared to...
New York Delegation 6th most progressive (by cosponsorship) out of 27
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Serving 10+ Years 26th most progressive (by cosponsorship) out of 180
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House Democrats 47th most progressive (by cosponsorship) out of 207
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Safe House Seats 45th most progressive (by cosponsorship) out of 396
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All Representatives 47th most progressive (by cosponsorship) out of 439
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Joining Bipartisan Bills

highest 30% among Serving 10+ Years

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 249 bills that Maloney cosponsored, 29% were introduced by someone other than a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

compared to...
New York Delegation 10th lowest out of 27 15
58% of bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 48th highest out of 178 1
73% of bills View All
House Democrats 89th lowest out of 206 4
73% of bills View All
Safe House Seats 100th highest out of 392 1
73% of bills View All
All Representatives 125th highest out of 435 1
73% of bills View All

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

 

Bills Cosponsored

highest 15% among 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 »

compared to...
New York Delegation 5th highest out of 27 68
474 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 23rd highest out of 180 0
535 bills View All
House Democrats 45th highest out of 207 2
535 bills View All
Safe House Seats 45th highest out of 396 0
535 bills View All
All Representatives 50th highest out of 439 0
535 bills View All
 

Missed Votes

highest 25% among All Representatives

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

compared to...
New York Delegation 11th highest out of 27 0
72% of votes View All
Serving 10+ Years 53rd highest out of 175 0
72% of votes View All
Safe House Seats 90th highest out of 389 0
72% of votes View All
All Representatives 95th highest out of 432 0
72% of votes View All

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic (see the notes at the very bottom of the page for why), 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.

 

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. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Maloney’s Profile »

compared to...
New York Delegation 6th highest (tied w/ 13) out of 27 0
6 points View All
Serving 10+ Years 40th lowest (tied w/ 97) out of 180 0
10 points View All
House Democrats 24th highest (tied w/ 91) out of 207 0
6 points View All
Safe House Seats 46th highest (tied w/ 168) out of 396 0
10 points View All
All Representatives 48th highest (tied w/ 183) out of 439 0
10 points View All
 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Maloney introduced 0 bills and resolutions in 2013 that got a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration.

compared to...
New York Delegation 1st lowest (tied w/ 20) out of 27 0
3 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 1st lowest (tied w/ 109) out of 180 0
12 bills View All
House Democrats 1st lowest (tied w/ 163) out of 207 0
4 bills View All
Safe House Seats 1st lowest (tied w/ 228) out of 396 0
12 bills View All
All Representatives 1st lowest (tied w/ 259) out of 439 0
12 bills View All
 

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. View Enacted Bills »

compared to...
New York Delegation 1st lowest (tied w/ 24) out of 27 0
1 laws View All
Serving 10+ Years 1st lowest (tied w/ 157) out of 180 0
3 laws View All
House Democrats 1st lowest (tied w/ 197) out of 207 0
3 laws View All
Safe House Seats 1st lowest (tied w/ 357) out of 396 0
3 laws View All
All Representatives 1st lowest (tied w/ 392) out of 439 0
3 laws View All

We only count enacted bills 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 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.

Cosponsored: H.R. 1380: Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports ...

compared to...
New York Delegation 2nd highest (tied w/ 3) out of 27 0
2 points View All
Serving 10+ Years 17th highest (tied w/ 18) out of 180 0
9 points View All
House Democrats 24th highest (tied w/ 29) out of 207 0
9 points View All
Safe House Seats 30th highest (tied w/ 50) out of 396 0
9 points View All
All Representatives 31st highest (tied w/ 55) out of 439 0
9 points View All

Notes

Last Updated: The statistics on this page were last updated on Jan 08, 2014.

Legislative Year: “2013” refers to the legislative year that began on Jan 03, 2013 and ended on Dec 26, 2013. We only compare each legislator to other Members of Congress serving in the same chamber on Dec 26, 2013.

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.

Safe vs Competitive: Safe and competitive House seats are as listed in the Cook Political Report as of December 18, 2013.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores refer to Members of Congress that did not serve in the previous Congress or that served no earlier than the previous Congress, respectively, and in the same chamber as they were at the end of 2013.

Joint Resolutions: When counting laws, we also include joint resolutions that are enacted.

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.

Bipartisan Bills: When computing statistics for Writing Bipartisan Bills, we included only Members of Congress who sponsored more than 10 bills. Similarly for Joining Bipartisan Bills, we included Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills.

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.

Transparency Bills: We identified 20 bills (12 House bills and 8 Senate bills) that improve access to government records and are on subjects that we believe are non-partisan.