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Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s 2014 Report Card

Representative from New York's 12th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2021


These special statistics cover Maloney’s record during the 113th Congress (Jan 3, 2013-Jan 2, 2015) and compare her to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 12, 2015. Although Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1], Rep. Thomas Massie [R-KY4], Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10], and Sen. Brian Schatz [D-HI] served in the 112th Congress, they took office within the last two months of the 112th Congress and here are grouped with other freshmen for the 113th 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 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 the 113th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Maloney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (91st percentile); House Democrats (100th percentile); Safe House Seats (92nd percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).


 

Got the 3rd most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney’s bills and resolutions had 1,394 cosponsors in the 113th Congress. 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 (99th percentile); House Democrats (99th percentile); Safe House Seats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 4th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

13 of Maloney’s bills and resolutions in the 113th Congress 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. 1505: Holocaust Rail Justice Act; 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.R. 3680: Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin ...; H.R. 5354: Campus Accountability and Safety Act; H.R. 5503: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and ...; H.J.Res. 56: Proposing an amendment to the ...

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


 

Got bicameral support on the 4th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 2 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 9 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 ...; H.R. 2600: To amend the Interstate Land ...; H.R. 4707: To authorize the appropriation of ...; H.R. 5354: Campus Accountability and Safety Act; H.R. 5503: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and ...; H.R. 5706: Nazi Social Security Benefits Termination ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (98th percentile); House Democrats (98th percentile); Safe House Seats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).

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


 

Introduced the 9th most bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney introduced 47 bills and resolutions in the 113th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (96th percentile); House Democrats (97th percentile); Safe House Seats (98th percentile); All Representatives (98th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 18th highest % of bills compared to House Democrats

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 53% of Maloney’s 47 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 113th Congress.

Compare to all New York Delegation (65th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (79th percentile); House Democrats (87th percentile); Safe House Seats (80th percentile); All Representatives (79th percentile).

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


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 41st most often compared to Serving 10+ Years

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 385 bills that Maloney cosponsored, 30% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (48th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (77th percentile); House Democrats (46th percentile); Safe House Seats (77th percentile); All Representatives (73rd percentile).

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


 

Ranked 54th 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 the 113th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Maloney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (22nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (18th percentile); House Democrats (26th percentile); Safe House Seats (13th percentile); All Representatives (12th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 56th most bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney cosponsored 385 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 (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (85th percentile); House Democrats (75th percentile); Safe House Seats (88th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Maloney introduced 2 bills that became law in the 113th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 2291: To designate the facility of ...; H.R. 2600: To amend the Interstate Land ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (85th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (84th percentile); House Democrats (95th percentile); Safe House Seats (89th percentile); All Representatives (88th percentile).

A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider 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 incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Missed Votes

Maloney missed 4.5% of votes (54 of 1,204 votes) in the 113th Congress. View Maloney’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (62nd percentile); Safe House Seats (71st percentile); All Representatives (73rd 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.


 

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 (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (80th percentile); House Democrats (74th percentile); Safe House Seats (80th percentile); All Representatives (80th 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 (20th percentile); House Democrats (45th percentile); Safe House Seats (40th percentile); All Representatives (41st percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Maloney introduced 2 bills in the 113th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 863: Commission to Study the Potential ...; H.R. 2291: To designate the facility of ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (60th percentile); House Democrats (80th percentile); Safe House Seats (59th percentile); All Representatives (59th 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 the 113th Congress) 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.