“Senate Leader Schumer, it’s time you showed you’re a leader for women and don’t vote against us. As leader of the Senate, it’s time for you to schedule and find the votes for ERA since the House has already passed it and sent it to you,” Maloney said Monday.
As a member of the Financial Services Committee, Maloney sponsored legislation to create a Bill of Rights for Credit Cardholders which was signed into law in 2009. During the 113th Congress, Maloney led the enactment of legislation requiring that higher education institutions develop and communicate policies on dating violence, sexual assault, harassment and domestic violence.
Maloney has also worked on efforts to combat sexual assault and human trafficking. Former Women’s Caucus co-chair Maloney donned a burqa during her October 2001 speech on women’s rights in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime.
“The veil is so thick that it is difficult to breathe. The small mesh eye opening makes it extremely difficult even to cross the road,” she said at the time.
Maloney was accompanied by her two adult daughters on Monday morning. Her late husband, Clifton Maloney, died in 2009 after climbing the seventh highest peak in the world, Cho Oyu Mountain in China.