Jobs and the Economy
Creating jobs and growing the Hudson Valley economy are my top priorities. Congress must create a climate that fosters job growth. I believe in commonsense reforms, like streamlining the current tax code for both individuals and businesses. This is essential to allow residents and corporations to gain greater economic security.
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and we must do all we can to help them succeed. I started my own business, I know what it takes to start a company from scratch and create good-paying jobs in New York. I will work to increase small businesses' access to capital and reduce burdensome government regulations.
For more information concerning my work and views on the issues of Jobs and the Economy, please contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
More on Jobs and the Economy
Wappingers Falls, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced that he has secured a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investment of over $300,000 for Dutchess County Airport. This federal investment of $313,200 will be used to replace an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) building and a snow removal building. Both structures protect critical safety equipment from adverse weather conditions, and allow the airport to comply with federal aviation safety requirements.
Newburgh, NY – After securing over $2 million to prevent layoffs at the Newburgh Fire Department, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that his office has brought a total of $11,802,599 in federal grant investments to Hudson Valley police and fire departments since 2013. The total includes significant funding used to hire firefighters and police officers in both the City of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, which have faced layoffs and fiscal challenges. Rep.
Newburgh, NY – Following reports of homeownership dipping to its lowest level since 1965, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney has renewed calls for passage of legislation he introduced last year to make it easier for first-time homebuyers to save for a down payment. Current law allows first time homebuyers to make penalty-free withdrawals from their IRA to go toward the purchase of a home. However, the current limit of $10,000, which was enacted nearly 20 years ago and not indexed to inflation, has not kept up with rising costs and stagnating wages. Rep.
Newburgh, NY – After working side-by-side with the Newburgh Fire Department, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that he secured another major Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) SAFER grant investment of $2,061,516 to keep the city’s department fully staffed. The funding will be used to prevent laying off 17 firefighters, allow the department to hire six new firefighters, and will raise the strength of force of the department to approximately 70.
Newburgh, NY — Today, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney continued his “Made in New York” tour with stops at three Hudson Valley employers in Orange County. He met with business owners and employees and talked about ways to expand manufacturing, grow the economy and create jobs in New York. During the tour, Rep. Maloney visited Takasago International Corporation in Harriman, President Container in Middletown, and GTI Graphic Technology in Newburgh.
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that three of his bills to support veterans have passed the House of Representatives, which marks 33 pieces of legislation passed the House since joining Congress. Rep. Maloney’s Air Traffic Controller Act was included in H.R. 636, the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016, which would improve hiring and staffing of air traffic controllers and facilitate the hiring of more veteran controllers.
Cornwall, NY – Following a roundtable with Hudson Valley farmers at Soons Orchard in April and extensive discussion with his agricultural advisory board, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced new legislation to help beginning farmers. The Beginning Farmer Agenda Act is a comprehensive approach to supporting the next generation of farmers. This bill would invest in land conservation to help new farmers acquire land, add new resources for farmers at USDA and invest in the development of local and regional food systems.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that his office has secured over $6 million for Hudson Valley veterans, small businesses and families who were owed payments by the federal government. Rep. Maloney’s constituent advocates assisted over 3,500 individual constituents with cases involving the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Approximately half of the funds were returned to over 800 veterans, service members, and their families.
Washington, D.C.—Air traffic controller (ATC) staffing at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been a concern for many years, but it has now reached a crisis level. The National Airspace System (NAS) has reached a 27-year low for staffing of Certified Professional Controllers (CPC). To address these problems, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the bipartisan H.R. 5292 the Air Traffic Controller Act of 2016.
Poughkeepsie, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that he secured an investment of $165,024 as part of the competitive Assistance to Firefighters grant program, which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This investment will be used to purchase new personnel protective equipment, including new coats, pants, helmets, boots and gloves. The Poughkeepsie Fire Department's current equipment is near, or over, recommended service times and in need of replacement.