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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.

 

Leadership Score

3rd best score 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... rank worst score ⇢ best score
New York Delegation 2nd best score out of 27
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Serving 10+ Years 21st best score out of 180
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House Democrats 3rd best score out of 207
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Safe House Seats 42nd best score out of 396
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All Representatives 46th best score out of 439
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Cosponsors

4th most cosponsors 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... rank fewest cosponsors ⇢ most cosponsors
New York Delegation the most cosponsors out of 27 30
870 cosponsors View All
Serving 10+ Years 4th most cosponsors out of 180 0
1,195 cosponsors View All
House Democrats 2nd most cosponsors out of 207 0
975 cosponsors View All
Safe House Seats 4th most cosponsors out of 396 0
1,195 cosponsors View All
All Representatives 4th most cosponsors out of 439 0
1,195 cosponsors View All
 

Working with the Senate

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

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

 

Powerful Cosponsors

3rd most bills 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... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
New York Delegation the most bills out of 27 0
9 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 3rd most bills (tied w/ 3) out of 180 0
14 bills View All
House Democrats 2nd most bills (tied w/ 2) out of 207 0
14 bills View All
Safe House Seats 3rd most bills (tied w/ 3) out of 396 0
14 bills View All
All Representatives 3rd most bills (tied w/ 3) out of 439 0
14 bills View All
 

Bills Introduced

5th most bills among All Representatives

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

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

Writing Bipartisan Bills

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

47th most liberal 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... rank most liberal ⇢ most conservative
New York Delegation 6th most liberal out of 27
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Serving 10+ Years 26th most liberal out of 180
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House Democrats 47th most liberal out of 207
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Safe House Seats 45th most liberal out of 396
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All Representatives 47th most liberal out of 439
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Joining Bipartisan Bills

48th most bipartisan 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 a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

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

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

Missed Votes

95th most absent among All Representatives

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

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

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 a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration.

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
New York Delegation fewest bills along with 20 others out of 27 0
3 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years fewest bills along with 109 others out of 180 0
12 bills View All
House Democrats fewest bills along with 163 others out of 207 0
4 bills View All
Safe House Seats fewest bills along with 228 others out of 396 0
12 bills View All
All Representatives fewest bills along with 259 others out of 439 0
12 bills View All
 

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... rank lowest score ⇢ highest score
New York Delegation 6th highest score (tied w/ 13) out of 27 0
6 points View All
Serving 10+ Years 40th lowest score (tied w/ 97) out of 180 0
10 points View All
House Democrats 24th highest score (tied w/ 91) out of 207 0
6 points View All
Safe House Seats 46th highest score (tied w/ 168) out of 396 0
10 points View All
All Representatives 48th highest score (tied w/ 183) out of 439 0
10 points 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... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
New York Delegation fewest bills along with 24 others out of 27 0
1 laws View All
Serving 10+ Years fewest bills along with 157 others out of 180 0
3 laws View All
House Democrats fewest bills along with 197 others out of 207 0
3 laws View All
Safe House Seats fewest bills along with 357 others out of 396 0
3 laws View All
All Representatives fewest bills along with 392 others out of 439 0
3 laws View All

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

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.

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.