By Bill Parry
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) brought her re-election campaign to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria last week.
Surrounded by family and friends, the congresswoman listed many of the projects she has funded in western Queens since she first went to the House of Representatives in 1992, including billions to improve infrastructure in the area.
“When I first ran for Congress, I did it because I wanted to improve the lives of my constituents,” Maloney said. “Your well-being has always been my priority. That is why I worked with the EPA to have Newtown Creek declared a superfund site. That is why I have worked to improve the infrastructure in this area. Infrastructure is in my DNA. It is one of my biggest priorities across the district.”
She also introduced more than 70 measures, including landmark legislation such as the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act; the Credit Card Bill of Rights, saving consumers up to $20 billion a year; and the Debbie Smith Act to speed up the processing of DNA rape kits.
Earlier in the day, Maloney announced a $325,000 federal grant for The Floating Hospital in Long Island City that will improve its substance abuse program. Then she was back in Astoria to celebrate Women’s History Month with Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) at a noon luncheon at the Astor Room.
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