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Since her election to Congress, Representative Carolyn Maloney has worked to get senior citizens the care and resources they need and deserve.

In particular, she’s sought to ensure that seniors can continue to live in their own communities, close to family and friends. As part of that effort, Rep. Maloney secured federal funding for numerous senior housing developments in her district, including Carnegie East Houses, Riverview Gardens, Archbishop Iacovos Senior Residence, George Douris Tower, the Vallone Family Senior Residence, PCA Senior Residence and the Stein Senior Center.

In addition, Rep. Maloney has been a tireless advocate for Medicare and Social Security, ensuring they remain strong and reliable for seniors. From opposing plans to privatize Social Security or change the benefit-calculation formula to fighting for a meaningful Medicare prescription drug benefit for all, she constantly pushes Congress to strengthen and improve these essential programs.

In New York, Congresswoman Maloney’s dedicated casework staff helps seniors every day with Social Security claims, housing, and other essential services. If you or someone you know requires assistance, please visit this page for more information.


01/30/07 - H.R. 732, To amend title II of the Social Security Act to reduce from 10 to 5 the number of years of marriage prior to divorce required for a divorced spouse to be eligible for benefits under such title

02/04/00 - H.RES.414, Expressing the Sense of the Congress Supporting Federal Funding of Pluripotent Stem Cell Research [106th Congress]

06/08/99 - H.R.2062, Financial Privacy Act Amendments of 1999 [106th Congress]

07/22/99 - H.R.2590, Elder Abuse Identification and Referral Act of 1998 [106th Congress]

04/01/98 - H.R.3624, Elder Abuse Idenitification and Referral Act of 1998 [105th Congress]

05/18/93 - H.R.2145, National Senior Citizens Pet Ownership Protection Act [103rd Congress]

More on Seniors and Social Security

Nov 26, 2013 Press Release

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports New York seniors and people with disabilities saved $669,540,104 on prescription drug costs since enactment of Affordable Care Act; nationally, savings totaled $8.9 billion

Mar 22, 2013 Press Release

New York, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn) joined with administrators, senior citizens and local elected officials at the Stein Senior Center in Manhattan to hail the allocation by the New York City Department for the Aging of $752,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funding to support the rehabilitation of the Center’s new home, which is located in the Uniformed Firefighters Association’s headquarters building at 204 East 23rd Street in Manhattan. The Center is celebrating its Grand Opening at its new space this evening.

Jun 10, 2011 Press Release
New York, NY – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney today spoke to seniors at the Whittaker Senior Center on the Lower East Side about her efforts to fight plans put forward by the Republican House majority to end Medicare as we know it.  On April 15th, House Republicans passed a budget by a vote of 235 to 193 that would end Medicare as we know it – instead giving seniors an increasingly inadequate subsidy to buy private insurance.

Oct 28, 2010 Press Release

Washington, DC - A new report by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), finds that Social Security accounts for more than two-thirds of all income for women aged 65 and over and that any efforts to tinker with this program could have a dramatic impact on retired women who count on their Social Security benefits to make ends meet.

Oct 28, 2010 Press Release

New York, NY – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today highlighted new data that show that a total of 8,100 seniors in her 14th Congressional District will receive $250 ‘donut hole’ checks in 2010 as part of the new Health Care Reform law signed by President Obama. The checks are meant to begin the process of closing the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap that occurs when annual drug expenditures exceed $2,830 for any recipient of Medicare Part “D” coverage.

Oct 15, 2010 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today reacted to the Social Security Administration’s announcement today that there will be no cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to next year’s social security checks.

“This announcement is disappointing but not a surprise, given the very low rate of inflation as it is calculated,” Rep. Maloney said. “That’s why I’m gratified that Speaker Pelosi has committed to moving ahead with legislation later this year that will provide Social Security recipients with a one-time $250 payment in 2011.”
Aug 13, 2010 Press Release
New York, NY – Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) today hailed the release this week of the third round of tax-free $250 checks from the federal government to seniors who are caught in the dreaded “donut hole” contained in the Medicare Prescription Drug program. The one-time $250 payments are being mailed out every few weeks, as more and more seniors hit the donut hole.
Mar 23, 2010 Press Release

New York, NY – This week, AARP honored Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) with the organization’s 2009 Legislative Achievement Award for Maloney’s efforts to protect consumers in the current Congress. The CARD Act, which Maloney authored in the House to prohibit the worst abuses by the credit card industry, was signed into law by President Obama last summer.

Sep 16, 2008 Press Release
Today the House Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 6642, the National Consumer Cooperative Bank (NCB) Act Amendments of 2008. Introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), this bill makes the non-profit subsidiary of the NCB—NCB Capital Impact—eligible to receive funding under the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994, which is administered by the CDFI Fund.
Jun 26, 2008 Press Release

Astoria, NY, June 27, 2008 –Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-Queens & Manhattan) and Alfred A. DelliBovi, President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY)  announced that a grant of $600,000 in federal funds would be awarded to HANAC, Inc., to help fund the construction of the 93-unit PCA Senior Residence, a senior housing development on the previous site of the Presbyterian Church of Astoria at 31-30 33rd Street.  Joining them at today’s announcement were Evangeline Douris and John P. Kaiteris, HANAC’s Chair and Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, respectively; Al Gentile, Assistant Vice President, Astoria Federal Savings & Loan Association, which will serve as the depository for the funding on behalf of HANAC; and Reverend Don Olinger of the Presbyterian Church of Astoria.