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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

Apr 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington –  With the wage gap growing for women in the Hudson Valley, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney called for the passage of both the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act. Today, Equal Pay Day, symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year. According to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median earnings for U.S. women working full time, year round were just 78 percent of U.S.

Oct 6, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today announced two grants totaling $718,792 for the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center in Orange County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will be used to monitor and reduce the effects and spread of HIV and AIDS.
Sep 26, 2014 Press Release

Poughkeepsie, NY – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a $146,799 early childhood education investment at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie. This investment from the Institute of Museum and Library Service’s (IMLS) highly competitive Museums for America program will enhance school readiness among low-income and underserved children, develop new teaching techniques for early childhood teachers and provide resources for parents in the community.

Sep 25, 2014 Press Release

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced legislation aimed at giving women entrepreneurs equal treatment when it comes to starting and growing their own businesses.

Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
On Saturday, July 26th from 10 AM to 12 PM, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will host the “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” Forum and Resource Fair to connect women in the Hudson Valley with information and resources on financial security, food and nutrition, healthcare, legal services, childcare services, elder care, job training programs, higher education and homeownership. Breakout sessions will focus on resources for caregivers including seniors services available in Orange County, legal advice and registering with Medicare. The event will take place at the Orange County Emergency Services Center located at 22 Wells Farm Road in Goshen.
Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Following the disastrous Supreme Court decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined today as a co-sponsor of legislation to protect women’s access to birth control.

Jul 8, 2014 Press Release

On Saturday, July 26th from 10 AM to 12 PM, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will host the “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” Economic Advancement Forum and Resource Fair to connect women in the Hudson Valley with information and resources on financial security, food and nutrition, healthcare, legal services, childcare services, elder care, job training programs, higher education and homeownership.

Apr 8, 2014 Press Release

Joined by his neighbors, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) hosted an Equal Pay Day Google Hangout. Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women's earnings finally catch up to men's earnings from the previous year. In the Hudson Valley, women working full time earn 78% of men’s median earnings which amounts to a yearly gap of $14,000. You can watch a clip of the Google Hangout here.

Mar 31, 2014 Press Release

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced the release of a new report illustrating the impact of raising the minimum wage for America’s women. The report was prepared by the National Economic Council, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Domestic Policy Council, and the Department of Labor. 

Feb 11, 2014 Press Release
On a telephone town hall with thousands of participants, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced his plan to “Expand Women’s Economic Opportunities.” His agenda focuses on policies that address the real economic needs of women and families, including equal pay for equal work, paid leave, supporting women entrepreneurs and small businesses owners, and expanding access to affordable child care.

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