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.
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More on Jobs and the Economy
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.
Lagrangeville, NY – In celebration of Earth Day, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced legislation at Arlington High School to provide funding to schools to encourage green development of their aging infrastructure. The School Modernization And Revitalization Through (SMART) Jobs Act would authorize funding for the development of green schools, which would encourage energy efficiency and the use of renewables, and create numerous high-skilled jobs in the clean energy industry.
Newburgh, NY – On Earth Day, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) hosted a roundtable with Hudson Valley farmers at Soons Orchards in New Hampton, NY to discuss local agriculture priorities, conservation efforts and ways to support the next generation of Hudson Valley farmers. In attendance were representatives from the New York Farm Bureau, the National Young Farmers Coalition, area land trusts and non-profits, Cornell Cooperative Extension and local Hudson Valley farmers.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced more than $2.2 million in federal funding for Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. This investment will support Early Learning and Head Start programs that provide education and development services for low-income children. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured more than $5 million in federal Health and Human Services (HHS) investments for Head Start programs in Orange County alone.