United States Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy is currently serving her 8th term representing Long Island's 4th Congressional District. First elected in 1996, the Congresswoman has served Long Island for over 14 years.
Carolyn McCarthy is the first Congresswoman from Long Island and is included in Newsday's 100 Long Island Influentials, Long Island Business News's Long Island Top 50, Congressional Quarterly's 50 Most Effective Legislators, Redbook Magazine's Mothers and Shakers and the Ladies' Home Journal 100 Most Important Women.
Congresswoman McCarthy serves as a senior member of the Committee on Education and Workforce. In this role, she works to provide our schools with the resources they need to educate our children and make college more affordable. She is a member of the Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee and the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee.
Congresswoman McCarthy is also on the Financial Services Committee, where she oversees the way our financial system operates while protecting the identity of Long Islanders. She is a member of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, and is the ranking member of the International Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee. The Congresswoman was instrumental in the passage of the monumental Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, which was signed into law on July 21, 2010. This legislation creates common sense reforms to ensure accountability, and transparency of the financial system, while protecting consumers from abuses and fraud.
A lifelong resident of Mineola, Congresswoman McCarthy has over 30 years experience as a nurse. Congresswoman McCarthy married Dennis McCarthy in 1967 and they raised one son, Kevin. Carolyn has two grandchildren, Denis and Grace, by Kevin and his wife Leslie.