Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York
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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.

Thank you.

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More on Jobs and the Economy

Apr 30, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) criticized Senate Republicans’ refusal to pass a bill increasing the federal minimum wage today. The Senate bill, which failed by a partisan procedural vote of 54-42, would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over the next three years. Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would raise the living wage for nearly 1 million hardworking New Yorkers and their families, including tens of thousands of women who are twice as likely to earn the minimum wage.
Apr 30, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that the fiscal year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill passed the House with broad bipartisan support, by a vote of 416-1. Specifically, this legislation secures the third and final installment for construction of new barracks at the United States Military Academy at West Point, which began construction in November 2013.
Apr 23, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) discussed the impact of congressional inaction on extending unemployment insurance with the long-term unemployed at Orange County Works in Middletown, NY where he condemned congressional gridlock and called on Speaker Boehner and the House of Representatives to bring the U.S. Senate agreement to the floor immediately. The Senate agreement to restore unemployment insurance benefits for five months, passed by a final vote of 59-38, would help more than 228,000 New Yorkers and thousands of folks in the Hudson Valley.
Feb 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced today that he signed a petition to force an immediate vote on the House Floor to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016. Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 over the next three years would raise the living wage for nearly 1 million hardworking New Yorkers and their families.

Feb 14, 2014 Press Release
Twelve new recruits graduated today from the Newburgh Fire Academy in addition to two firefighters from Middletown. Newburgh Fire Chief Michael Vatter, Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy, and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) presided over a graduation ceremony for a new class of firefighters in Newburgh. Graduates worked 520 hours and received training in rescue, fire extinguishment, hazardous materials response, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, electrical safety, and care of hoses, ladders and other equipment.
Jan 31, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Senator Bill Larkin (R,C- Cornwall-on-Hudson) and Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D- Milton) have been joined by the City of Newburgh, Newburgh City Council and Orange County Executive to support the creation of the Port of Newburgh. The Port of Newburgh has the potential to create significant job opportunities, revenue, and economic development for the City of Newburgh.
Jan 23, 2014 Press Release
Joined by labor, business and other community leaders, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) rallied in opposition to ongoing secret trade negotiations, known as “fast track” authorization, concerning new trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Currently, the TPP is being negotiated in secret between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries including Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, and Vietnam, which are 40% of the world economy. Fast Track legislation, which would create a process to ram the agreement through Congress, was introduced in the Senate and House on January 9th, and surrenders Congress’ constitutional rights with respect to trade policy.
Jan 16, 2014 Press Release

Newburgh, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney once again urged the House Republican leaders to restore unemployment insurance for more than one million Americans, including 137,000 New Yorkers. Funding for the federal unemployment insurance benefits program expired in December. It is estimated that each week an additional 5,000 New Yorkers will lose benefits during the first half of 2014. Rep.

Jan 15, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney supported Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act which overwhelmingly passed the House by a vote of 359-67. The bill, expected to pass the Senate later this week, repeals the worst effects of the last Congress’ sequester. This legislation includes provisions to construct a new training center for the Army Reserve in Bullville, NY and invests in construction of new cadet barracks at West Point. The bill also sends nearly 4,000 New York children back to Head Start, boosts safety inspections from the Federal Railroad Administration, provides new resources to address the backlog of veteran disability claims, and repeals the recently enacted cut to cost of living adjustments, or COLAs for pensions of disabled military retirees and survivors.
Jan 15, 2014 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the award of $6.7 million dollars for 6 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation enhancement projects. Rep.