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Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s 2015 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 2015 legislative year (Jan 6, 2015-Dec 31, 2015) and compare her to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 9, 2016.

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 2015 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Maloney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

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


 

Got the 2nd most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney’s bills and resolutions had 1,202 cosponsors in 2015. 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 (100th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 2nd most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

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.Res. 32: Expressing the sense of the ...; H.Res. 276: Honoring the National Association of ...; H.R. 1310: Campus Accountability and Safety Act; H.R. 1786: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and ...; H.R. 2612: To authorize the appropriation of ...; H.R. 2613: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of ...; H.R. 3141: Teach Safe Relationships Act of ...; H.R. 3226: Business Supply Chain Transparency on ...; H.R. 4113: Supporting Working Moms Act of ...

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).

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


 

Got influential cosponsors the 4th most often compared to House Democrats

9 of Maloney’s bills and resolutions in 2015 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. 145: Expressing the sense of the ...; H.Res. 276: Honoring the National Association of ...; H.R. 532: Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave ...; H.R. 996: Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act; H.R. 1786: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and ...; H.R. 2380: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act ...; H.R. 2722: Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin ...; H.R. 3378: Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s ...; H.J.Res. 52: Proposing an amendment to the ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (96th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (94th percentile); House Democrats (98th percentile); Safe House Seats (97th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 14th highest % of bills compared to House Democrats (tied with 1 other)

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 46% of Maloney’s 26 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2015.

Compare to all New York Delegation (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (73rd percentile); House Democrats (84th percentile); Safe House Seats (70th percentile); All Representatives (68th percentile).

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


 

Introduced the 23rd most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 4 others)

Maloney introduced 26 bills and resolutions in 2015. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (88th percentile); House Democrats (93rd percentile); Safe House Seats (93rd percentile); All Representatives (94th percentile).


 

Was 68th most absent in votes compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Maloney missed 5.3% of votes (37 of 699 votes) in 2015. View Maloney’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (80th percentile); Safe House Seats (83rd percentile); All Representatives (84th 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.


 

Ranked 69th 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 2015 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Maloney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (26th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (22nd percentile); House Democrats (35th percentile); Safe House Seats (17th percentile); All Representatives (15th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 111th most often compared to All Representatives

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 214 bills that Maloney cosponsored, 29% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (72nd percentile); House Democrats (46th percentile); Safe House Seats (76th percentile); All Representatives (75th percentile).

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


 

Bills Cosponsored

Maloney cosponsored 214 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 (41st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (66th percentile); House Democrats (44th percentile); Safe House Seats (67th percentile); All Representatives (68th 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 (37th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (17th percentile); House Democrats (38th percentile); Safe House Seats (36th percentile); All Representatives (38th percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Maloney introduced 0 bills in 2015 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).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Maloney supported any of 28 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Maloney 2 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Maloney cosponsored H.R. 20: Government By the People Act ...; H.R. 690: Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (52nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (59th percentile); House Democrats (31st percentile); Safe House Seats (62nd percentile); All Representatives (65th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Maloney introduced 0 bills that became law in 2015. 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).

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.


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 2015) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.