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Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
First elected to Congress in 1992, Carolyn B. Maloney is recognized as a national leader with extensive accomplishments on financial services, national security, the economy, and women’s issues. Rep. Maloney's career has been a series of firsts. She is the first woman to represent New York's 12th Congressional District; the first woman to represent New York City's 7th Councilmanic district (where she was the first woman to give birth while in office); and was the first woman to Chair the Joint Economic Committee. She is currently Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and former Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, the first woman to hold both of these positions. In the House Democratic Caucus, She has served as a Regional Whip and as Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in the 112th Congress. Maloney has authored and passed more than 74 measures, either as stand-alone bills or as language incorporated into larger bills.
For more, visit here: http://maloney.house.gov/about-me/extended-biography
Watch both of our segments with her here http://www.pbs.org/to-the-contrary/watch/3095/jill-abramson;-gop-women;-womens-history-museum and here https://www.pbs.org/to-the-contrary/watch/10539
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