Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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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

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.  


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.

Apr 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on Equal Pay Day, which symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.

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.