WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) on January 3 released the following statement and attached report cards recapping her first year in office representing New York’s 11th Congressional District:
“My office prides itself on providing outstanding constituent services for the residents of Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn. By resolving over 4,100 constituent cases, helping thousands of people cut through bureaucratic red tape, and returning over $29 million in federal funding back to our community, this year has been nothing short of productive. Among the many success stories we’ve had this year, my office helped safely evacuate a Brooklyn family from Afghanistan, helped a school serving special needs children recover $158,000 owed to them from the Department of Education, secured disability assistance for a Purple Heart recipient, expedited a passport so a family didn’t miss their Christmas vacations overseas and assisted dozens of immigrants with completing the citizenship process.
“To put this into perspective, my office closed nearly four times as many cases, returned over 10 times more money to the pockets of constituents, and responded to twice the number of constituents than my predecessor. I’m extremely proud of everything we’ve accomplished in the first year and look forward to continuing to serve the residents of Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn for years to come.”
Malliotakis’ 2021 Year In Review: 61,242 constituent responses sent; 4,127 constituent cases resolved; 700+ COVID vaccine appointments made; 629 passports issued; 113 visas and green cards issued; and 37 new U.S. citizenships.
Total amount of money returned to New York’s 11th Congressional District: $29,762,171 with $12,595,695 going directly to constituents:
Helped 50 businesses secure $9,325,905 in loans from the Small Business Administration.
Assisted more than 243 constituents in securing $1,310,465 in unemployment assistance from the Department of Labor.
Assisted more than 221 constituents in securing $905,788 from federal tax refunds and stimulus funds from the Department of Treasury.
Social Security Administration: $654,596
Office of Personnel Management: $240,141
Department of Education: $158,800
Legislative Accomplishments: 23 bills introduced
- 189 bills cosponsored
- 14 bills cosponsored have passed House.
- 4 bills cosponsored have been signed into law.
- Introduced legislation to deter local governments from defunding their police departments.
- Introduced a resolution condemning efforts to defund, dismantle, or abolish the police.
- Introduced legislation requiring the Biden Administration to disclose criminal histories of those who enter our country illegally.
- Introduced legislation to prohibit the Biden Administration from rewarding illegal immigrants with $450,000 settlement payments. The Biden Administration has announced they no longer have plans to proceed with these payments,
- Introduced a measure included in the National Defense Authorization Act requiring transparency on nefarious actions committed by Iran (signed into law on December 27, 2021).
- Cosponsored legislation to support ALS research and treatments (signed into law on December 23, 2021).
- Cosponsored legislation requiring the VA to provide service dogs to veterans with PTSD (signed into law on August 25, 2021).
- Cosponsored the Parents Bill of Rights Act that would put practices in place to facilitate dialogue between families and schools, allow parents to have more input throughout the learning process, and establish more transparency and accountability.
- Cosponsored the Border Security for America Act that would require the federal government to secure our nation’s international borders through the renewal of border wall construction contracts, investments in advanced technologies, and bolstering support for law enforcement.
Below are several examples of how Malliotakis’ office has helped the residents of Staten Island and Brooklyn this year:
- Malliotakis helped a retired and disabled police officer recover money owed from the IRS.
- Malliotakis helped safely evacuate a Brooklyn family from Afghanistan.
- Malliotakis saved a constituent $16,000 after he was incorrectly billed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- Malliotakis helped a local veteran receive years of pension payments after a fraud alert was placed on his bank account.
- Malliotakis helped a Brooklyn small business stay open with a $360,000 SBA loan increase.
- Malliotakis helped a man reunite with a lost loved one who went missing in Mexico.
- Malliotakis helped a woman prove to the IRS she was alive so she was able to receive her tax refunds and stimulus checks.
- Malliotakis helped a single father and Purple Heart recipient secure disability assistance from the VA.
- Malliotakis helped a private school serving children with special needs recover over $158,000 owed to them by the Department of Education.