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Newburgh, NY – During National Reentry Week and as part of his comprehensive criminal justice reform agenda, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced he is urging companies and communities in the Hudson Valley to join the “Ban the Box” initiative. This initiative aims to provide increased job opportunities for qualified job applicants whose preliminary applications may be overlooked because they were required to check a box indicating a criminal record. This past week, Rep.
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.
Washington – As part of his comprehensive strategy to combat the opioid epidemic in the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced legislation to cut down on opioid abuse by improving education for prescribing physicians and encouraging the pharmaceutical industry to include anti-abuse properties in new medications.
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.
Washington – With women still earning less than men nationally, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced an agenda to “Expand Economic Opportunities for Women.” Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when, more than three months into the year, women's earnings catch up to men's earnings from the previous year. According to the most recent statistics, women in the Hudson Valley earn on average nearly $12,000 less per year than men, or they earn approximately 80% compared to their male counterpart.
Goshen, NY— In response to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler and local police chiefs to call for passage of Rep. Maloney’s bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid and heroin crisis and stop mass incarceration of abusers and low-level drug offenders.
Newburgh, NY — After ensuring the necessary federal funding was included in the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and local officials celebrated the 2016-17 New York State budget investment in the rehabilitation of the Woodbury I-87 Interchange at Exit 131. With this investment, the Exit 131 interchange will be restructured to accommodate the heaviest traffic in the region and prepare for the expansion of Woodbury Common and the recently approved development of Montreign Resort Casino. Since 2013, Rep.
Newburgh, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) issued the following statement after an Amtrak train derailed south of Philadelphia, on April 3rd.
I’m saddened to hear of yet another tragic train derailment, which has taken the lives of more innocent people. Too many times our thoughts and prayers have gone out to victims of tragic train accidents in Valhalla and Philadelphia, from North Carolina to California, and now once again just south of Philadelphia.
Newburgh, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined firefighters at the Newburgh Fire Department to once again call on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve the Department’s application for a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Newburgh Fire Department and the City have once again submitted a grant in the hopes of securing additional funding to keep its Department fully staffed.