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  • 9,023
    Constituent Cases Closed
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    Bills Signed Into Law

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

Feb 3, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announced federal legislation that would create paid family and medical leave. The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program, ensuring that American workers would no longer have to choose between a paycheck and caring for themselves or a family member.
Jan 28, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney strongly opposed H.R. 7 which could cancel women’s private health care plans if they cover abortion. First introduced in 2011 as H.R. 3, the original version of the bill included language that would redefine—and narrow—federal definitions of rape and incest.
Jan 16, 2014 Press Release
On Saturday, January 25 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney will be hosting a free Child Safety Workshop at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. Parents and children will learn safety tips from experts including proper installation of car seats, online and fire safety and more about programs like Operation SAFE Child.
Jan 10, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Nita Lowey (D-NY), and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) today announced legislation that would create paid family and medical leave. The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program, ensuring that American workers would no longer have to choose between a paycheck and caring for themselves or a family member. The officials will be joined by Working Mother Media President Carol Evans at MasterCard, which was chosen by Working Mother as one of their 2013 Best Companies.
Sep 19, 2013 Press Release

Newburgh, NY - Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) will hold a Post High School and College Workshop on Saturday, September 28, from 10 AM – 1 PM at Brewster High School to help students and parents explore the education and job training opportunities that exist upon graduating high school. Invited participants include representatives from regional colleges, local career education and technical training schools,  potential employers, job training programs and military service academies to provide information and answer questions.

Jun 18, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney strongly opposed H.R. 1797, which attacks the Roe v. Wade protection of a woman's right to choose by banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks. Tea Party extremists forced the bill through the House Judiciary Committee along partisan lines with no exceptions to survivors of rape or incest. H.R. 1797 now requires a mandatory reporting requirement, forcing survivors of rape and incest to pursue a government permission slip.
Jun 10, 2013 Press Release
On the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy signing the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney called for Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which guarantees more equal pay enforcement under the law and provides more resources for women to fight pay discrimination in the workforce.
Feb 28, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – After the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act was stalled for over 500 days, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney fought for the passage of the bipartisan Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 286-138. This bill now heads to the President’s desk for his signature.

Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney called upon House Republican leadership to quickly pass the bipartisan Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Earlier today, the Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act by a bipartisan vote of 78 to 22.  Representative Maloney is currently a co-sponsor of H.R. 11, the House version of the recently passed Senate VAWA bill. This bipartisan bill significantly strengthens the ability of states, law enforcement, and service providers to combat domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  

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