Carolyn McCarthy

Born:January 5, 1944 (age 74)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2015
State:NY
Party:Democratic
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.

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