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    Bills Signed Into Law

Education & Students

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.

With student loan rates on the rise, this dream of attending college is slipping away for too many students. The out-of-control cost of college has forced the vast majority of New York's students to take out ballooning college loans. Despite congressional Republican efforts to dismantle the Higher Education Act, I'm working hard to reduce college students' crippling debt and make it easier - not harder - for young folks to get the education they need to succeed in this competitive, 21st century economy. 

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

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

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More on Education & Students

Aug 5, 2020 Press Release

VIDEO RELEASE: Maloney and Middletown Superintendent DelMoro Discuss the Return to Schools in Facebook Live

Aug 4, 2020 Press Release

Maloney Amendment to Support Hudson Valley Libraries Included in House Funding Bill

Newburgh, NYRep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) successfully fought to secure millions of dollars for the Institute of Museum and Library Services in the House of Representatives’ latest funding package. These funds, which totaled an increase of $10 million, will be used to update technology like Wi-Fi and computers in libraries located in economically-distressed communities. His amendment passed on a bipartisan vote.

Jul 29, 2020 Press Release

Maloney Listens to Concerns of Hudson Valley Teacher, Renews Call to Support Education Funding Amid Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) hosted a virtual listening session with Hudson Valley teachers to discuss the reopening process of our schools, and the federal assistance needed to return to the classroom in a safe, efficient way.

Jun 24, 2020 Press Release

Maloney Announces 2020 Service Academy Appointments

Newburgh, NY – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that 12 Hudson Valley students have accepted offers of appointment at one of the United States' Service Academies.

Jun 11, 2020 Press Release

Maloney Announces Winners of 2020 Congressional Art Competition

Newburgh, NY – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. This year’s winner is Anneke Chan of Haldane High School. Her winning artwork is titled, “Pool Party.”

Mar 12, 2020 Press Release

Maloney Calls on USDA to Ensure Hudson Valley Children Don’t Lose Access to Meals if Schools Close

Washington, D.C. - As schools throughout New York face potential closures due to the coronavirus, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) has called on Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to immediately approve waivers New York State needs in order to continue providing school meals for students who qualify for free and reduced-price school meals. 

Jan 16, 2020 Press Release

Maloney Votes to Protect Students and Reject DeVos’ Giveaway to Predatory, For-Profit Colleges

Dec 17, 2019 Press Release

Maloney Delivers for Hudson Valley Families, Farmers, and Veterans in 2020 Spending Bills 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) helped pass two bipartisan spending bills for the 2020 fiscal year containing several priorities for Hudson Valley families, farmers, and veterans.

Oct 29, 2019 Press Release

Maloney Supports Bill to Lower Cost of College for New York Students and Families

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) cosponsored the College Affordability Act, a comprehensive bill that will lower the cost of college for students and families, improve the quality of higher education through stronger accountability for colleges and universities, and expand opportunity to students from all backgrounds by better supporting the success of individual students.

Sep 25, 2019 Press Release

Maloney and Durbin Introduce Bicameral Bill To Increase Access To Broadband Service For Low-Income Americans