Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Jan 7, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney commended today’s key procedural vote in the U.S. Senate to consider restoring emergency unemployment benefits for three months. Passed by a vote of 60-37, the Senate bill would restore benefits for more than 110,000 New Yorkers who lost their unemployment insurance benefits – including several thousand throughout the Hudson Valley.
Dec 20, 2013 Press Release
The President signed into law today the VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act, which included a bill authored by Rep. Maloney to help address the Veterans Administration (VA)’s backlog of disability claims. Earlier this year, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney introduced the Disabled Veterans Red Tape Reduction Act, HR 1521, to allow veterans to have their medical examinations done by physicians outside the VA system to help process veterans’ disability claims faster. Currently, 20% of claims are processed through physicians outside the VA system, but the program was set to expire this year. This one-year extension, which also includes housing assistance for homeless veterans, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 353-0 and the Senate by unanimous consent.
Dec 20, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released his 2013 Year End Annual Report, which highlights his legislative work, constituent services, district events, and correspondence.
Dec 20, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Newburgh Fire Chief Michael Vatter and newly hired firefighters at a live burn training exercise. Earlier this year, Rep. Maloney secured an investment for $2,400,000 to hire fifteen new firefighters through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program - Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). Although their grant application was initially denied, Rep. Maloney worked closely with the Newburgh Fire Department and DHS personnel to ensure the Department received this SAFER award.
Dec 12, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) supported the bipartisan Murray-Ryan budget deal, repealing the worst effects of the last Congress’ sequester with a vote of 332-94.
Dec 12, 2013 Press Release
U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) today met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and other senior Department of Transportation (DOT) officials to push for stronger federal oversight of Metro-North and discuss measures to improve safety. Also in attendance were representatives from the offices of Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and Governors Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and Dannel Malloy (D-CT).
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Dec 11, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will hold his final telephone town hall this year on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 PM, continuing his efforts to speak directly with neighbors across the Hudson Valley. Rep. Maloney will discuss his first year in Congress and also answer constituent questions on issues on the budget, immigration, the economy and healthcare.
Dec 9, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) hosted a Congressional Field Hearing at Neighbors Link and listened to testimony from a diverse set of stakeholders, including religious leaders, business owners, and community organizations, on the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Earlier this year, Rep. Maloney and other original co-sponsors introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives. The House bill is nearly identical to the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill, which passed 68-32. With over two dozen House Republicans expressing support for reform, the House could pass a comprehensive immigration bill if Speaker Boehner were not blocking an up-or-down vote.
Dec 6, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials urging that the subcommittee hold a hearing focused specifically on rail safety. Joined by Representatives Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Tim Bishop (NY-01) and Jerrod Nadler (NY-10), the letter follows four recent Metro-North accidents including the train derailment early Sunday morning that killed four people, injured dozens, and impacted thousands throughout New York’s Hudson Valley region.
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Dec 5, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa

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