Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Education

My father went to school on the GI bill. I was able to attend college because my parents scrimped and saved, and had a partner in the government. Our nation has a long tradition of investing in the education of our children and young people because that investment is crucial to our country’s economy.  

In the last decade, college tuition has skyrocketed at universities and colleges across the country. This places an even greater burden on middle class families. Families are no longer sure that sending their children to college is worth the investment. That’s not good.

I am committed to ensuring that  a good education is available to  any person who wants one.

I will fight to make college more affordable for middle class families so that all students will have the opportunity to continue their education, and learn the skills necessary to get a good-paying job.

For more information concerning my work and views on Education, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

See also information on student financial aid.

More on Education

Sep 5, 2017 Press Release

Highland Falls, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined top officials from the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District to oppose President Trump’s budget proposal, which would eliminate Impact Aid funding for federally-impacted lands. Because 93% of the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District is composed of untaxable land, the district relies on Impact Aid for 12% of its total funding.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY –  Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of $1,161,201 for Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. The investment, made though the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will support early childhood programs for 227 children in eastern Orange County.

Apr 28, 2017 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced more than $1.1 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 $6 million in federal Health and Human Services (HHS) investments for Head Start programs in Orange County alone.

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, on a narrow vote of 51-50.

“Betsy DeVos has no idea what she’s talking about and has no business running our country's education policy. Her confirmation hearings were some of the most embarrassing I’ve ever seen and prove she didn’t even google the Department of Education before setting foot in the Senate.  

Oct 6, 2016 Press Release

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.

Sep 15, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced a federal investment through the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) “Museums for America” program of $137,280 to promote school readiness in children ages three to five. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum currently collaborates with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center to provide children the opportunity to visit museums, gain education in the science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) fields, provide educators opportunities for professional development, and provide resources for parents.

Apr 22, 2016 Press Release

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.

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

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.

Apr 1, 2016 Press Release

Newburgh, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on Governor Cuomo’s 2016-2017 New York State budget agreement.  

Feb 25, 2016 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that his office secured a $1,785,464 federal investment for Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP), an Orange County community based organization. This federal 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 $3 million in federal Health and Human Services (HHS) investments for RECAP.