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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy
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Congresswoman McCarthy won't run again
Long Island politician announces she will not seek a 10th term

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy will not seek reelection to a 10th term in 2014, she announced today.

A resident of Mineola, McCarthy was first elected in 1996. She is best known for her stance on gun control, and was in fact moved to run for office after her husband, Dennis, was killed and her son, Kevin, was wounded 20 years ago by Colin Ferguson in what came to be known as The LIRR Massacre.

McCarthy has been battling lung cancer since her diagnosis in June, and has undergone chemotherapy treatments at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

“I have decided not to seek re-election to the United States Congress in 2014,” said McCarthy. “I am forever grateful to my constituents for giving me the privilege of representing them in Congress for the past 18 years."

McCarthy has been involved in legislation including historic reforms in the areas of finance, health, education and gun safety. She serves as a senior member of the Committee on Education and Workforce. As Ranking Member of the Early Childhood Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee, the Congresswoman oversees education policy matters from early learning through high school and also serves on the Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee. She was instrumental in having her Serve America Act signed into law by President Obama in April 2009, which made historic investments in national service programs.

“We’ll miss Carolyn in Washington,” said Congressman Peter King (R-Seaford). “She was a very hardworking and conscientious member of Congress. Whatever political differences we had never stopped us from working together on issues regarding Long Island and New York. I wish her a very happy and healthy retirement with her family.”

"As I plan for the next chapter of my life, I look forward to resuming my role as a citizen activist for the causes and principles that are so close to my heart," she said.

Her National Instant Criminal Background Check Database Improvement Amendments Act was signed into law in 2008. The law is designed to provide states with grants to upgrade information and identification technologies for firearms eligibility determinations. The law also requires all Federal agencies to update the database with information regarding persons ineligible to purchase firearms.

“As a nation, more needs to be done to keep our citizens safe, while simultaneously protecting our Constitutional rights," McCarthy said. "Incidents involving gun violence over the last two years serve as yet another reminder that although modest progress has been made over the years, there is much more work to do.”

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bfalsitta

God Bless you and keep you in His Care! Thanks for trying to make this a better place to live. Some people just don't have a way with words. I'll say a prayer for your speedy recovery.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 | Report this
edwmcohen

While I am sympathetic to Ms. McCarthy's illness and wish her the best, I've long felt that her constituents have been without Congressional representation...and when I called her office to explore the fact that she hadn't voted on anything in ages, the intern functionary explained: Well, she's been excused! Not by me...sorry...it's long overdue...and I wish her well...but I need representation.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 | Report this
edwmcohen

I just did.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 | Report this
Footballguy

THANK GOD!

Maybe now Long Island will have a voice we so desperately need instead of just another Washington rubber stamp

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 | Report this
Nick516

I thank Carolyn McCarthy for her years of service. We need more courageous people willing to stand up to the gun lobby. All the other political hacks can think of is their own political parties. She had one issue, and she fought for it - and all of us who believe the same way. Thanks, Ms. McCarthy.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 | Report this
Jackson

Carolyn McCarthy is a nothing. A one trick pony that exploited the tragedy in her life for political purposes. What specifically has she done for anyone in 18 years? Zero, nothing.

This extremist liberal hack did attempt one thing: she wanted to take away our 2nd Amendment rights. Yes, our RIGHTS, which she tried to trample on instead of what we really need: criminal control.

And like most extremist liberals, she is too stupid to actually even have basic knowledge of a subject. Don't believe me? See for yourself. Watch this YouTube video where she thinks a "barrel shroud" is the "shoulder thing that goes up." http://youtu.be/UmZZVTEz4RQ

This dumb wench does not even know what she is trying to ban!

And further proof that this lying hag is out for herself is the lawsuit she just filed. She wants $70 million for the cancer she had due to asbestos from 40 years ago! Of course, the lawsuit conveniently ignores the 4 packs of cigarettes this lush has been toking on for decades.

But Carolyn McCarthy is not the most stupid person. That honor goes to all of YOU, who continued to vote for this absolute nothing for all these years. How about shutting off the reality shows for a while and actually investigate who you put in office next time.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | Report this
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