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Women's Issues

Read about my efforts in Congress to close the pay gap, strengthen family leave programs, and expand economic opportunities for all women.


Women in the Hudson Valley and across the country are breadwinners, caretakers, innovators, and leaders in the workplace, at home, and in our communities. We all benefit when women are treated equally under the law. From Seneca Falls to today, women have led the way toward full equality, but we still have a lot of work left to do.

Ensuring equality of opportunity for everyone – regardless of gender – is one of my top priories in Congress. That’s why I launched a comprehensive agenda to increase opportunities for women. My plan includes:

  1. Expanding mandatory sexual harassment training and protections for members of Congress and their staff  
  2. Strengthening the Equal Pay Act
  3. Establishing National Paid Family and Medical Leave
  4. Increasing Quality and Affordable Early Childhood Education
  5. Making College More Affordable
  6. Protecting a Woman’s Freedom of Choice
  7. Supporting Women Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

For more information concerning my work to support women’s issues, please contact me.

More on Women's Issues

Mar 17, 2021 Press Release

Maloney Supports Bipartisan Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) voted to pass the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), landmark legislation that advances justice, safety and dignity for America’s women and children – particularly the most vulnerable. 

Mar 17, 2021 Press Release

Maloney Votes to Advance the Equal Rights Amendment

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) voted for a bipartisan resolution to advance the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) by removing the arbitrary time limit for ratification, taking a critical step towards ensuring that the ERA becomes the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Feb 13, 2020 Press Release

Maloney Votes to Advance Equal Rights Amendment

Nov 5, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the landmark Natural Cosmetics Act which would define the terms “natural” and “naturally-derived ingredient” as they relate to personal care products. There hasn’t been a major federal update to cosmetics regulation in over 80 years. Under the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, falsely labeling products as “natural” does not qualify as misbranding and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently has almost no authority to take these products off the shelves.

Oct 23, 2019 Press Release

Maloney to Host Resource Fair for Hudson Valley Seniors This Friday

Middletown, NY – On Friday, October 25th, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and his Senior Advisory Board will host a resource fair for Hudson Valley seniors and caregivers. The event, held at the Mulberry House Senior Center in Middletown, will give seniors the opportunity to talk with the Congressman, community advocates, local vendors, and meet with Rep. Maloney’s talented caseworkers.

Jul 9, 2019 Press Release

Maloney Slams Trump Administration for Threatening Health of New York Families  

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) slammed the Trump Administration for continuing to put New Yorkers’ health at risk by attempting to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Jun 20, 2019 Press Release

Maloney Fighting for a Healthier Hudson Valley in House-Passed Appropriations Packages

WASHINGTON – This week, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney helped pass a package of appropriations bills with several Hudson Valley health care priorities Maloney championed. The package included increased funding for community health centers, substance abuse treatment and prevention, and health programs administered through the Department of Defense.  

Apr 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As women still earn less than men nationally, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced his expanded agenda to “Increase Economic Opportunities for Women.” Maloney first introduced his seven-point agenda for improving economic opportunity for women in 2014, and this year’s agenda includes a larger role for sexual assault prevention. Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women's average earnings catch up to men's earnings from the previous year.

Dec 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — After Congressional Republicans renewed their support for Senate candidate and accused pedophile Roy Moore and passed a tax bill which will raise the deficit by at least $1.5 trillion, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) gave a fiery speech on the House floor in which he lambasted the party for its hypocrisy.

Nov 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — After several victims, including current and former staffers and sitting members of Congress came forward with stories of sexual harassment perpetrated by senior Congressional staffers and members of Congress, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) voted in favor of a resolution to formally require all members of the House of Representatives and their staff to undergo sexual harassment prevention training. Rep. Maloney also cosponsored the resolution.