New York City

Improving the lives of everyday New Yorkers

From securing federal funding for necessary infrastructure projects to ensuring New Yorkers receive financial coronavirus relief, Carolyn has always had the backs of her constituents.

  • Passing the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act (H.R. 1327) to ensure permanent compensation for those who were affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including working-class first responders and other survivors.
     

  • Bringing home funding for major infrastructure projects like the Second Avenue Subway, L train repairs, the new Kosciuszko Bridge, and East Side Access. Carolyn also secured $1.1 billion from the federal government to repair the crucial NYU Langone Medical Center in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. See more on her infrastructure page.

 

  • Ensuring that the Queens Seawall, which protects thousands of Queens residents from flood damage, was repaired. After convincing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fix the wall, subsequently obtained $175,000 from the federal government for the project. 

 

  • Helping create community schools in her district, including the Eleanor Roosevelt High School located on the Upper East Side. 

 

  • Sponsor, H.R. 4197: Revitalizing Cities Through Parks Enhancement Act. Introduced this Congress, the RECIPE Act establishes a grant program to transform urban municipal land into green spaces: increasing park access for all New York City Residents. 

 

  • Sponsor, H.R. 5455: Public Housing Residents Protection Act of 2019. Mandates that money from the sale or lease of public housing authority assents benefit tenants. This bill is just one signifier of Carolyn’s support and advocacy for NYCHA tenants and timely repairs. In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, she has also pushed the city to provide resources to these communities. 

 

  • Co-Sponsor, H.R. 6800: The Heroes Act. Ameliorates some of the devastation caused by the COVID-19 outbreak by providing funding to relevant government programs and sending a stimulus check directly to qualifying Americans, among other measures. This bill also helps secure over $30 billion in relief for New York state. Introduced in 2020 by Rep. Nita Lowey. 

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