2013-02-06 / Features

Maloney To Honor Hillary Clinton At Special Dinner

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney has announced that she will be holding a dinner at her home in honor of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton who ended her term on February 1. The event was announced at the United Community Civic Association’s (UCCA) Legislative/Executive Breakfast. The dinner will be offered to the first 100 persons who RSVP to Congressmember Carolyn Maloney’s office.

Maloney stated that the event is to be held in honor of the accomplishments of the former first lady and U.S. Senator of New York. She stressed that a thank you is in order for Clinton who has served the people of the United States and New York with distinction and honor.

Clinton graduated Yale Law School in 1973. Following a stint as a Congressional legal counsel, she moved to Arkansas in 1974 and married future President William Jefferson Clinton in 1975. She became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation in 1978 and also became the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in 1979. She was twice listed as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America.

When Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate representing

New York in 2000, it marked the first time an American first lady had run for public office; Clinton was also the first female senator to represent the state. In the Senate, she initially supported the Bush administration on some foreign policy issues, including a vote for the Iraq War Resolution. Clinton was reelected by a wide margin in 2006. In the 2008 presidential nomination race, Clinton won more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history.

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