Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Feb 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced today that he signed a petition to force an immediate vote on the House Floor to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016. Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 over the next three years would raise the living wage for nearly 1 million hardworking New Yorkers and their families.

Feb 26, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will hold an emergency telephone town hall on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30PM to discuss the heroin epidemic in the Hudson Valley. Joined by Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Kristin McConnell, Executive Director National Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependencies/Putnam, TEAM Newburgh, and the National Drug Control Policy Office of the White House, Rep. Maloney will call on the Hudson Valley to be declared a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas and call for the increased availability of naloxone, a potentially lifesaving drug designed to reverse opioid prescription drug and heroin overdoses. Maloney will answer questions for constituents as well as discuss community resources and law enforcement resources available. This past year, Rep. Maloney secured $625,000 for five local organizations to combat substance abuse.
Feb 24, 2014 Press Release

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced today a major agreement today with IBM that will maintain 3,100 high-tech jobs in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. The company has committed to increase its minimum job commitment to the state by 750 jobs, and maintain the 3,100 jobs through at least the end of 2016.

Feb 20, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney welcomed the announcement that President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal no longer contained cuts to senior’s benefits, known as chained-CPI. Representative Maloney urged House Leadership to take chained-CPI off the bargaining table. Chained-CPI would cut an average of $650 a year from Hudson Valley seniors’ Social Security.
Feb 20, 2014 Press Release
After working with FEMA to reevaluate an entire section of households near Fishkill Creek, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced an information session in Fishkill that will help residents understand the new changes made in late 2013 that removed 125 households from the inclusion in the flood plain. Rep. Maloney has assisted dozens of constituents with FEMA issues. Constituent advocates are available to help constituents work one-on-one with FEMA if their property has been designated in a flood plain.
Feb 18, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) commended the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) initial recommendations following the December Metro-North accident. Specifically, the NTSB had three recommendations including installing inward and outward facing video and audio recorders, regularly reviewing recorder data and installing permanent speed restriction signs. Currently, the Federal Railroad Administration is nearing the conclusion of Operation Deep Dive, a 60-day safety review of Metro-North's protocols and procedures, including track and signal maintenance, inspection and repair, communication, and oversight of engineers.
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Feb 18, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Hudson Valley CASH Coalition and the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide to introduce a free tax preparation program available throughout Orange and Dutchess for middle class families and senior citizens. Rep. Maloney also encouraged his neighbors in the Hudson Valley to claim their Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which is a refundable federal and state income tax credit available to middle class workers and their families. Although 1.6 million New Yorkers qualified for the EITC, one fourth of those eligible nationwide for the tax credit didn’t claim it.
Feb 14, 2014 Press Release
Twelve new recruits graduated today from the Newburgh Fire Academy in addition to two firefighters from Middletown. Newburgh Fire Chief Michael Vatter, Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy, and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) presided over a graduation ceremony for a new class of firefighters in Newburgh. Graduates worked 520 hours and received training in rescue, fire extinguishment, hazardous materials response, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, electrical safety, and care of hoses, ladders and other equipment.
Feb 12, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) supported the Repealing the Reduction in the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Retired Members of the Armed Services, which passed the House with a vote of 326-90.
Feb 11, 2014 Press Release

Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will continue his “Speak with Sean” series by holding Neighborhood Office Hours in Village of Florida and Town of Wallkill. Neighborhood Office Hours are an opportunity for constituents to share any questions, comments and concerns one-on-one with Rep. Maloney. In addition, Rep.

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