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Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s 2017 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 2017 legislative year (Jan 3, 2017-Dec 31, 2017) and compare her to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 6, 2018.

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.

 

Got bicameral support on the most bills compared to New York Delegation (tied with 1 other)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 3 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. 1832: To authorize the appropriation of ...; H.R. 1949: Campus Accountability and Safety Act; H.R. 2709: Women and Minorities in STEM ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (74th percentile); House Democrats (76th percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).

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


 

Ranked the 4th 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 2017 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 (87th percentile); House Democrats (98th percentile); All Representatives (91st percentile).


 

Was 4th most absent in votes compared to New York Delegation

Maloney missed 5.4% of votes (38 of 710 votes) in 2017. View Maloney’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (85th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (78th 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.


 

Got the 6th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney’s bills and resolutions had 838 cosponsors in 2017. 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 (98th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 17th most bills compared to House Democrats (tied with 4 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 9 of Maloney’s 31 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2017.

Compare to all New York Delegation (74th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (83rd percentile); House Democrats (89th percentile); All Representatives (85th percentile).


 

Introduced the 19th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Maloney introduced 31 bills and resolutions in 2017. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (85th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (92nd percentile); House Democrats (93rd percentile); All Representatives (95th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 26th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 6 others)

6 of Maloney’s bills and resolutions in 2017 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.R. 19: Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act; H.R. 1022: Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave ...; H.R. 1475: Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of ...; H.R. 2135: Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act; H.R. 3089: Corporate Transparency Act of 2017; H.J.Res. 33: Proposing an amendment to the ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (85th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (88th percentile); House Democrats (93rd percentile); All Representatives (93rd percentile).


 

Ranked 71st 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 2017 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Maloney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (33rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (24th percentile); House Democrats (36th percentile); All Representatives (16th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 101st most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 2 others)

Maloney cosponsored 259 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 (44th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (70th percentile); House Democrats (50th percentile); All Representatives (76th 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 (48th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (20th percentile); House Democrats (40th percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 259 bills that Maloney cosponsored, 26% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (48th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (64th percentile); House Democrats (41st percentile); All Representatives (68th 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, including via incorporation into other measures, in 2017. 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); All Representatives (0th percentile).

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Maloney introduced 1 bill in 2017 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 3972: Family Office Technical Correction Act ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (30th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (32nd percentile); House Democrats (49th percentile); All Representatives (29th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Maloney supported any of 21 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. 4396: ME TOO Congress Act; H.Res. 630: Requiring each Member, officer, and ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (56th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (55th percentile); House Democrats (40th percentile); All Representatives (55th 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 2017) was the 115th Congress (freshmen) or 114th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.