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.
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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.
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 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.
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 – 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.
Newburgh, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on Governor Cuomo’s 2016-2017 New York State budget agreement.
Washington, DC— Today, U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that 14 students from the Hudson Valley accepted offers of appointment to one of the nation’s service academies. Rep. Maloney has the ability to nominate students to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. To assist with the nomination process, Rep.