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Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s 2020 Report Card

Representative from New York's 12th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 3, 2013 – Jan 3, 2023


These statistics cover Maloney’s record during the 116th Congress (Jan 3, 2019-Jan 3, 2021) and compare her to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Jan 30, 2021.

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 2nd top leader compared to All Representatives

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 116th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Maloney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (99th percentile); House Democrats (99th percentile); All Representatives (100th percentile).


 

Wrote the 2nd most laws compared to New York Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Maloney introduced 5 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 116th 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. 777: Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of …; H.R. 943: Never Again Education Act; H.R. 1327: Never Forget the Heroes: James …; H.R. 1925: To designate the Manhattan Campus …; H.R. 1980: Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act

Compare to all New York Delegation (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (95th percentile); House Democrats (92nd percentile); All Representatives (95th 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.


 

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

Maloney’s bills and resolutions had 2,235 cosponsors in the 116th 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 (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (98th percentile); House Democrats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).


 

Introduced the 4th most bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney introduced 67 bills and resolutions in the 116th Congress. View Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (89th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (98th percentile); House Democrats (98th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 4th most bills compared to New York Delegation

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 8 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. 1327: Never Forget the Heroes: James …; H.R. 1925: To designate the Manhattan Campus …; H.R. 2182: Access to Birth Control Act; H.R. 5456: Family Medical Leave Modernization Act; H.R. 5592: PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act; H.R. 6909: Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act of …; H.R. 7463: Assisted Living Facility Coronavirus Reporting …; H.R. 7936: Federal Employee Access to Information …

Compare to all New York Delegation (85th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (80th percentile); House Democrats (73rd percentile); All Representatives (84th percentile).

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


 

Got their bills out of committee the 13th most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 1 other)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Maloney introduced 13 bills in the 116th Congress that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 777: Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of …; H.R. 943: Never Again Education Act; H.R. 1327: Never Forget the Heroes: James …; H.R. 1925: To designate the Manhattan Campus …; H.R. 1980: Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act; H.R. 2513: Corporate Transparency Act of 2019; H.R. 3279: Diversity in Corporate Leadership Act …; H.R. 4335: 8-K Trading Gap Act of …; H.R. 7107: PLUM Act of 2020; H.R. 7548: Made in America: Preparation for …; H.R. 7936: Federal Employee Access to Information …; H.R. 8015: Delivering for America Act; H.R. 8109: Nonpartisan Postmaster General Act of …

Compare to all New York Delegation (81st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (94th percentile); House Democrats (95th percentile); All Representatives (97th percentile).


 

Was 12th most present in votes compared to Serving 10+ Years (tied with 4 others)

Maloney missed 0.4% of votes (4 of 954 votes) in the 116th Congress. View Maloney’s Profile »

Compare to all New York Delegation (7th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (6th percentile); All Representatives (10th percentile).

The Speaker of the House, per current House rules, is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings” and is never recorded as missing a vote, and may not be included in the comparison with other representatives if not voting. The delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are not eligible to vote in most roll call votes and so may not appear here if not elligible for any vote during the time period of these statistics.


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 27th most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 8 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 24 of Maloney’s 67 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Maloney caucused with in the 116th Congress.

Compare to all New York Delegation (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); House Democrats (88th percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Ranked 33rd most politically left 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 116th Congress is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Maloney’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all New York Delegation (19th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (9th percentile); House Democrats (14th percentile); All Representatives (7th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 31st most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 7 others)

12 of Maloney’s bills and resolutions in the 116th 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. 674: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act …; H.R. 777: Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of …; H.R. 943: Never Again Education Act; H.R. 1321: Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act; H.R. 1327: Never Forget the Heroes: James …; H.R. 1534: Federal Employee Paid Leave Act; H.R. 1980: Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act; H.R. 4476: Financial Transparency Act of 2019; H.R. 5885: Federal Employee Parental Leave Technical …; H.R. 6909: Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act of …; H.R. 8430: CALMER Act of 2020; H.J.Res. 35: Proposing an amendment to the …

Compare to all New York Delegation (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (85th percentile); House Democrats (85th percentile); All Representatives (91st percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 67th least often compared to All Representatives

Of the 593 bills that Maloney cosponsored, 7% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all New York Delegation (26th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (18th percentile); House Democrats (28th percentile); All Representatives (15th percentile).

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


 

Cosponsored the 83rd most bills compared to All Representatives

Maloney cosponsored 593 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 (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (79th percentile); House Democrats (65th percentile); All Representatives (81st percentile).


 

Committee Positions

Maloney held a leadership position on 1 committee and 0 subcommittees, 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 (78th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (78th percentile); House Democrats (86th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


Additional Notes

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 116th Congress) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.