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WHF Congressional Reception
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20515
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

*Onsite Registration is Available*

WHF Congressional Reception with Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)






WHF is excited to again host our regular highlight event, the congressional reception. This year's reception is sponsored by Rep. Maloney, who hopes to offer brief remarks at the event. In addition, all of the members of the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees, as well as their staffs, are invited to come and network with WHF members and hear about their concerns.  This year, we have also invited all of the new members of Congress!

Location:  Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2103

Metro: Capitol South Metro 



Congressional Speaker Bio:

First elected to Congress in 1992, Carolyn B. Maloney is a recognized national leader with extensive accomplishments on financial services, national security, the economy, and women’s issues.

Maloney has authored and passed more than 70 measures, either as stand-alone bills or as measures incorporated into larger legislation packages. Ten of these bills were signed into law at formal (and rare) Presidential Signing Ceremonies.  She has authored landmark legislation including the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and its reauthorization to make sure all those suffering health aliments associated with 9/11 get the medical care and compensation they need and deserve; the Debbie Smith Act, which increases funding for law enforcement to process DNA rape kits and has been called ‘the most important anti-rape legislation in history;’ and the Credit CARD Act, also known as the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights, which according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has saved consumers more than $16 billion annually since it was signed into law in 2009. Her legislative achievements have been featured in three films: the documentary The Card Game, the documentary Overdrawn!, and the movie A Life Interrupted.

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, a House and Senate panel that examines and addresses the nation’s most pressing economic issues. Only 18 women in history have chaired Congressional committees. Maloney is the author of Rumors of our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Why Women’s Lives Aren’t Getting any Easier and how we can Make Real Progress for Ourselves and Our Daughters, which has been used as a textbook in women’s studies courses.

On the House Financial Services Committee she has worked to modernize financial services laws and regulations, strengthen consumer protections, and institute more vigilant oversight of the safety and soundness of our nation’s banking industry. In the 114th Congress, she was selected by her Committee colleagues to be Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises and continues in this position in the 115th Congress as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment. She continues her membership on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit (which she chaired in the 109th and 110th Congresses, and where she served as Ranking Member in the 112th Congress), and also serves on the newly created Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance.