Carolyn B. Maloney

Opinion: Ensuring We All Count
If we don’t act fast, many people will be uncounted in 2020 census

When the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution, they knew that for our country to be the true democratic republic they envisioned, it must reflect the ever-changing makeup of its people.

To meet this need, they enshrined, in Article I, Section 2, the decennial census. This exercise stands alone as the only constitutionally mandated task of the federal government, required by the framers to be renewed every ten years, to make sure each and every person living in the United States is counted.

Opinion: The US Action Endangering Mothers Worldwide
Congress should fully restore funding for UNFPA’s lifesaving work

As the world faces multiple humanitarian crises around the world, few political actions have been as cruel and shortsighted as the Trump administration’s decision to cut off funding to the United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA.

This U.N. agency provides lifesaving maternal health care in regions of the world plagued by conflict, famine, and disaster and has saved countless lives around the world. With millions of refugees forced from their homes during the reign of terror across the Middle East brought on by groups such as ISIS, cutting funding for one of the world’s foremost humanitarian medical organizations is reckless, immoral, and actually harmful to our national security.

Opinion: A Disturbing Trend Against Women’s Health
President Donald Trump is undermining access to critical services

Despite the fact that most Americans want their leaders focused on creating jobs and boosting the economy, in his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has spent significant time and effort attacking women’s access to critical health care services and it is clear that women should expect even more harmful policies in the future.

On January 23, 2017, just two days after millions across the country and the world came together for the historic Women’s March, President Trump signed an executive order taking away rights from millions of women. He reinstated and expanded the global gag rule, a policy that bars both foreign nongovernmental and multilateral organizations from receiving U.S. family planning funds if — with other, non-U.S. funds — they provide abortion counseling, referrals, or even advocacy efforts.

Why Is the United States Last in Valuing Families? | Commentary

The most economically advanced nation on Earth is in some ways one of the most primitive.

Time Is Running Out to Help Victims of Child Sex Trafficking | Commentary

The headlines are often filled with political battles and partisan attacks lobbed from one side to the other. But on May 20, both parties in the House set aside their differences and stood in support of thousands of young girls in our nation. With a recorded vote, the House passed the Justice for Trafficking Victims Act unanimously. Since then, the bill has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee but is awaiting a vote in the full Senate. Now is the time to move this bill forward, and send it to the president for his signature.

Maloney: Can Is in Front of Us, Let's Stop Kicking
Obstruction must go by the wayside if we are to move our country forward

As the curtain rings down on the elections and rises on the lame-duck session, Congress is facing a daunting array of challenges. From averting the fiscal cliff to dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the next several weeks promise to be some of the busiest in recent memory.

But our work will be far from done when the lame duck ends. The next Congress must not repeat the mistakes of the last. Obstruction, delay, refusal to compromise must go by the wayside if we are to move our country forward.