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Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s 2018 Report Card

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


These statistics cover Maloney’s record during the 115th Congress (Jan 3, 2017-Jan 3, 2019) and compare her to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 20, 2019.

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 2nd most bills compared to 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. 5 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 ...; H.R. 6874: Measuring Real Income Growth Act ...; H.R. 7062: Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (85th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (76th percentile); House Democrats (76th percentile); All Representatives (80th percentile).

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


 

Got the 4th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney’s bills and resolutions had 1,331 cosponsors in the 115th 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 (98th percentile); House Democrats (98th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).


 

Was 5th most absent in votes compared to New York Delegation

Maloney missed 4.3% of votes (52 of 1,210 votes) in the 115th Congress. View Maloney’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (62nd percentile); All Representatives (68th 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 the 6th 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 115th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Maloney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (85th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (88th percentile); House Democrats (97th percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).


 

Introduced the 16th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 3 others)

Maloney introduced 46 bills and resolutions in the 115th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (93rd percentile); House Democrats (94th percentile); All Representatives (96th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 22nd most bills compared to House Democrats (tied with 3 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 16 of Maloney’s 46 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Maloney caucused with in the 115th Congress.

Compare to all New York Delegation (74th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (81st percentile); House Democrats (88th percentile); All Representatives (85th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 29th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 9 others)

9 of Maloney’s bills and resolutions in the 115th 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.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. 1612: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act ...; H.R. 2135: Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act; H.R. 2380: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of ...; H.R. 3089: Corporate Transparency Act of 2017; H.R. 7062: Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent ...; H.J.Res. 33: Proposing an amendment to the ...

Compare to all New York Delegation (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); House Democrats (91st percentile); All Representatives (91st percentile).


 

Ranked 45th 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 115th 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 (13th percentile); House Democrats (22nd percentile); All Representatives (10th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 85th most bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney cosponsored 435 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 (59th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (76th percentile); House Democrats (59th percentile); All Representatives (81st percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Maloney introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 115th 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. 4013: 2020 American Census Investment Act

Compare to all New York Delegation (26th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (36th percentile); House Democrats (48th percentile); All Representatives (34th 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 2 bills in the 115th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 3972: Family Office Technical Correction Act ...; H.R. 4013: 2020 American Census Investment Act

Compare to all New York Delegation (15th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (30th percentile); House Democrats (46th percentile); All Representatives (27th 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 (52nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); House Democrats (41st percentile); All Representatives (39th percentile).


 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

Of the 435 bills that Maloney cosponsored, 23% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (37th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (54th percentile); House Democrats (31st percentile); All Representatives (59th percentile).

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


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Maloney supported any of 32 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 (44th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (45th percentile); House Democrats (38th percentile); All Representatives (43rd 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 115th Congress) 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.