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
Washington - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Act. Rep. Maloney is an original cosponsor of the House version of the RESPONSE Act, which was introduced in March 2015:
Nationwide Borrowers Owe More Than $1.3 Trillion in Debt
Poughkeepsie, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined local students, parents, administrators and advocates for a roundtable at Marist College to discuss skyrocketing student loan debt and making college more affordable for hardworking Hudson Valley families. Last year, the average New Yorker with college loans owed $32,200, which is roughly $3,500 higher than the national average – and nationwide student borrowers owe more than $1.3 trillion in debt.
Newburgh, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that Glynwood Center, an agricultural nonprofit in Cold Spring dedicated to making agriculture more profitable and sustainable, will receive a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) investment of $249,839 to develop educational and promotional activities to increase local food sales.
Newburgh, NY — Days after touring Dutchess County Airport, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced a federal Department of Transportation (DOT) investment of $1,717,911 to rehabilitate two runways totaling 17,821 feet at Stewart International Airport. These investments are part of an eight phase redevelopment effort to renovate both runways at Stewart.
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced a federal investment of $1,910,785 to improve railroad safety infrastructure in New York, including Port Jervis. This federal investment will be used to install CCTV cameras to record grade crossing movements at 43 identified grade crossings along Metro North, including locations in Port Jervis, Hudson, Harlem, and Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced a federal investment of $65,160 to the Orange County Airport to ensure the facility complies with new FAA safety standardization efforts. This is the first of four investments, which will culminate with removal of possible obstructions to safe operation such as trees and nearby structures, and also ensure the lighting and paint comply with FAA regulations.
Newburgh, NY - On Monday, August 29th beginning at 11:00 AM, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will host a free grants workshop for Hudson Valley fire departments. The workshop will provide resources and assistance to help fire departments secure federal funding to hire additional firefighters, and purchase new equipment or replace outdated life-saving equipment. Previous attendees have successfully applied for federal funding. The workshop will take place in the great room of Kaplan Hall on the Campus of SUNY Orange in Newburgh.
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.