Maloney Visits NASDAQ
Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn) led a bipartisan delegation of House Members from New York City to NASDAQ, the second largest stock market in the United States, on Monday. Congresswoman Maloney, the first woman ever to chair the Joint Economic Committee, helped lead the opening bell ceremony that signals the start of daily trading and then participated in a roundtable discussion with Members of Congress, NASDQAC officials and other leaders of the financial services industry from New York.
Other House Members participating at the March 13 ceremony and roundtable discussion included Charles Rangel (D-Manhattan, Bronx), Eliot Engel (D-Bronx, Westchester, Rockland), Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan, Brooklyn), Gregory Meeks (D-Queens), Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn), Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island, Brooklyn), and Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, Queens).
“NASDAQ is a vibrant, dynamic institution in the world economy. The world’s first electronic stock market, NASDAQ plays a critical role by providing a convenient and transparent marketplace for consumers and companies and maintaining America’s well-deserved status as a cutting-edge innovator,” said Maloney after visiting with NASDAQ officials and participating in today’s roundtable.
“The Members of New York’s congressional delegation appreciate NASDAQ’s essential role in the national and international economy and the importance of companies trading on NASDAQ to our ongoing economic recovery, and that’s why so many of us joined to ring in the opening bell and discuss important issues like immigration reform, the federal budget, cybersecurity, and essential aspects of trading stocks like high-frequency trading and market transparency.”