|Born:||January 5, 1944 (age 77)|
|Career:||U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2015|
|Education:||Glen Cove Nursing School|
Carolyn McCarthy represented New York's 4th District in the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2015.
McCarthy was born January 5, 1944, in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Mineola, New York. Prior to entering Congress, she worked as a licensed practical nurse.
While in Congress, McCarthy worked as a senior member of the Committee on Education and Workforce, as well as the Financial Services Committee. In 2007, she became the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities. McCarthy had many of her acts signed into laws, including the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act and the National Instant Criminal Background Check Database Improvement Amendments Act.
For more information on McCarthy's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.
- Corporal Punishment in Schools and its Effect on Academic Success - April 15, 2010
- Preventing Child Abuse and Improving Responses to Families in Crisis - Nov. 5, 2009
- Examining Innovative Practices to Improve Child Nutrition - Oct. 8, 2009
- October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Oct. 2, 2009
- Improving Child Nutrition Programs to Reduce Childhood Obesity - May 14, 2009
- Lost Educational Opportunities - March 12, 2009
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Dec. 12, 2007
- Juvenile Justice - July 12, 2007
- National Service - May 8, 2007
- Passage of Patriot Act Reauthorization - July 26, 2005