Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Senator Chuck Schumer, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York will meet with National Transportation Safety Board officials this afternoon. The lawmakers will see the wreckage of the Metro-North train crash that resulted in six people dead and more than a dozen injured. They will also visit the scene of Tuesday’s collision.

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A Hudson Valley congressman Wednesday introduced legislation to improve safety at rail crossings, the day following a fatal Metro-North crash in Westchester County.

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The House of Representatives has passed a bill sponsored by a New York congressman to combat human trafficking.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s bipartisan Human Trafficking Prevention Act unanimously passed the House Monday. The legislation enables the training of Foreign Service officers working overseas at U.S. embassies to identify victims before they are trafficked into the United States. Here’s Maloney on the House floor prior to the bill’s passage.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Speech Tuesday night. Local officials react to issues mentioned ranging from free community college to the state of the economy to raising taxes on the wealthy.

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A New York congressman is sponsoring a bipartisan bill to reform the veterans employment program.

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As lawmakers, family and friends mourned the loss of Mario Cuomo today at his funeral in New York, two of New York’s congressional representatives from the Hudson Valley are remembering their experiences working closely with the former three-term governor.  Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.

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Members of Congress are scheduled to be sworn in Tuesday, but those attending the funeral of former three-term New York Governor Mario Cuomo will participate in a separate ceremony.

Democratic congressional representatives Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney are among those from the Hudson Valley who are attending Mario Cuomo’s funeral. Here’s Maloney.

HV Congressman Speaks To NY Fracking Ban

Dec 18, 2014
Capital District Against Fracking

A Hudson Valley congressman is weighing in with his view of Wednesday’s decision from top state administration officials to ban fracking in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration is banning hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New York, citing concerns about health and environmental risks. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says his views on the issue have not changed.

HV Congressmen Call On NY Governor To Sign Lyme Bill

Dec 4, 2014
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Two New York congressmen are the latest voices calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation concerning Lyme disease treatment as state lawmakers wonder about the holdup.

Hudson Valley Congressmen Chris Gibson, a Republican, and Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, have teamed up to urge Governor Cuomo to sign legislation the state legislature passed in June that would essentially expand treatment options for patients suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. Here’s Gibson.

  President Obama has turned to executive action on immigration reform.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock there should be a Congressional fix. 

  Democrats have stuck with their House leader through thick and thin.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney discusses Nancy Pelosi’s staying power with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  In one of the closest races this cycle, a Hudson Valley Democrat won his second term.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s time to get back to work. 

Hayworth Concedes 18th Congressional District Race

Nov 5, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The tight race in New York’s 18th Congressional District has drawn to a close, even though it took until the morning after election night for it to be called.

Maloney Declares Victory; Hayworth Does Not Concede

Nov 5, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The incumbent in New York’s 18th Congressional District has declared victory, but his opponent is not conceding. The results in the rematch portray an even tighter race than in 2012.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney declared victory shortly before midnight Election night.

“Across four counties and scores of communities large and small and firehouses and church basements, once more the people have spoken, the campaign is over and we have won this race.” 

Maloney Declares Victory, Hayworth Not Conceding

Nov 5, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

In New York’s 18th Congressional District, incumbent Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney delivered a victory speech, but his opponent is not conceding.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney leads Republican Nan Hayworth by 1,744 votes, according to unofficial results. Maloney delivered a victory speech in Newburgh shortly before midnight.

“Across four counties and scores of communities large and small and firehouses and church basements, once more the people have spoken, the campaign is over and we have won this race.” 

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The Hudson Valley is home to at least three closely-watched races. With polls in New York closing in less than three hours, some races may not be decided tonight if polls and pundits can be trusted.

In the 18th Congressional District, incumbent Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney voted in Cold Spring, in Putnam County, along with his husband.

A tight congressional race in the Hudson Valley has both sides chasing every possible vote. And robocalls going out for the incumbent include those from an unlikely supporter.

Robocalls from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ask voters in the 18th congressional district to vote for Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney. Robocalls for Maloney have also gone out from this elected official.

Poll Shows Maloney Leads Hayworth In Tight Race

Oct 31, 2014

A Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Research Institute poll released Friday shows an ever tightening race in New York’s 18th Congressional District.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney leads Republican predecessor Nan Hayworth 49 percent to 44 percent, little changed from the 50 percent to 42 percent lead Maloney had six weeks ago. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg:

As Hillary Clinton rallied for New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney on Monday, talk of the combative rematch in the 18th District continued. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, dueling campaign ads show the bitter contest is tightening in the final days of the election.

A recent ad from Republican Nan Hayworth figuratively slings lunch meat at her opponent, incumbent Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney.

Hillary Clinton Rallies For Congressman Maloney

Oct 27, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in her home county of Westchester this morning to campaign for Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.  She delivered a speech during a public “Women for Maloney” event.

Hillary Clinton, who also served as a U.S. senator for New York, spoke to an audience of some 200 people at the Pinnacle Restaurant at Heritage Hills, a condominium complex in Somers.

A new survey in New York’s 18th Congressional District shows the Republican challenger leading the incumbent. The survey is out ahead of a debate this evening.

The Siena College survey released October 15 re-contacted 253 likely voters from a sample of 590 voters in a poll from early September and found Republican Nan Hayworth with an 11-point lead over Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney, 52 percent to 41 percent. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg underscores that the survey is not a poll and is unscientific.

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A New York congressman has penned a letter to President Barack Obama, calling for a travel ban from countries affected by Ebola.

Democratic incumbent Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his Republican predecessor Nan Hayworth appeared separately in the Bedford Historical Society’s Historical Hall for a New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund environmental forum October 14. WAMC was a media sponsor.

Maloney, Hayworth To Participate In Environment Forum

Oct 14, 2014

Two candidates in a rematch in New York’s 18th Congressional District will take part in a forum Tuesday evening in Westchester County.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth will participate in a forum on the environment at the Bedford Historical Society’s Historical Hall, at 7 p.m., hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. Marcia Bystryn is president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. She says the league holds forums in competitive races in which it has yet to make an endorsement.

Two New York congressional debates take place in the Hudson Valley Monday evening.

The Orange County Citizens Foundation is presenting a debate in the 18th district with Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his Republican opponent, former Congresswomen Nan Hayworth. There is a third candidate who is not part of the debate -- Goshen resident Scott Smith. The debate is at Middletown High School from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

  New York’s bid to use clean water funds to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge was rejected by the EPA.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks that was a mistake.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
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    Strikes against the Islamic State terror group are under way.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he voted against the president’s plan.

GOP NYS Senator Backs Democratic Congressman

Sep 26, 2014

A Republican Hudson Valley lawmaker is crossing the aisle to endorse an incumbent Democrat for Congress.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
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    One district in the Hudson Valley has to decide between its last two Congressional representatives.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he feels confident in his race against Nan Hayworth. 

Poll Shows Congressman Maloney Leading Hayworth

Sep 19, 2014

A Time Warner Cable News / Siena College poll released Thursday night of New York’s 18th Congressional District has the incumbent Democrat leading by eight points.

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