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  The 18th Congressional District in the Hudson Valley will decide if it wants another new representative this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s been busy working for the district. 

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New York Congressmen Sean Patrick Maloney and Richard Hanna have announced bipartisan legislation to help  fund pre-booking drug diversion programs in counties designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.

HV Congressman To Host Town Hall For Veterans

Feb 26, 2016
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Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney will host a town hall for veterans in Dutchess County Saturday morning.

Poughkeepsie Hires Seven Firefighters

Feb 20, 2016
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Poughkeepsie has hired seven firefighters thanks to help from a federal grant. Officials say with the new hires, the city’s fire department will meet the National Fire Protection Association’s required minimums. .

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison Friday announced the recent hirings. Earlier this year, Maloney secured an investment for more than $950,000 to hire additional firefighters through the Assistance to Firefighters Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER, grant program. Here’s Maloney:

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s early status as the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee met a challenge when Senator Bernie Sanders entered the race. With Democrats set to caucus in Nevada on Saturday, one of Clinton’s superdelegates in the Hudson Valley is addressing Sanders’ rise.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, who served as senior advisor in the Clinton White House, continues his rally cry for Clinton.

The Oscar Goes To An Orange County Foundry

Feb 19, 2016
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The Hudson Valley will take center stage during the 88th Academy Awards February 28, a few dozen times. After its statuettes had been in the hands of a Chicago trophy company for the past 33 years, the Academy wanted to return to its 1929 roots, and chose Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, in Rock Tavern, Orange County, to exclusively create them, starting with this year’s show. Stephanie Minor works at Polich Tallix and explains how it all came to pass.

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Congressmen Chris Gibson and Sean Patrick Maloney have worked across the aisle on a number of issues. Earlier this month, Gibson, a Republican, formed a committee to explore a run for New York governor in 2018. Now Maloney, a Democrat, is weighing in on his colleague’s potential run.

Gibson decided not to seek a fourth term, instead turning his attention to the possible gubernatorial run, a move that Maloney criticizes.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney discusses prison reform with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of what has been called the deadliest crash in Metro-North Railroad history. Federal officials Monday said much has been done to improve grade crossing safety since the crash in Westchester County, and other actions are in the works.

On February 3, 2015, a Metro-North commuter train crashed into an SUV that was stopped on the tracks at the Commerce Street crossing in Valhalla, killing five people on the train and the car's driver. In the weeks following the crash, federal officials pledged their commitment to improve rail crossing safety.

  Most members of Congress are gearing up for their reelection campaigns.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he prefers a competitive district. 

  In five days, the polls and prognostications can go out the window: voters are finally going to caucus in Iowa.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that former New York Senator Hillary Clinton remains his firm choice. 

  Even supporters of the Affordable Care Act say the system has some problems.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about an investigation into Health Republic. 

  The House is getting used to its new leader.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his expectations for Speaker Paul Ryan. 

  The Paris attacks horrified the world.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. strategy against ISIS must be sharpened. 

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Following a series of dam collapses in South Carolina due to severe weather this week,  there’s a call for passage of legislation to maintain and upgrade hazardous dams, including hundreds in New York State.

 Tomorrow is the big day.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s looking forward to Pope Francis’ address to Congress. 

 Many Hudson Valley residents are worried about contracting Lyme disease.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that vigilance is a must. 

 One way or another, one Congressional district in our region is getting a new representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he has worked well with retiring Republican Chris Gibson. 

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Two Congressmen from New York have taken the wraps off bipartisan legislation calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to upgrade emergency medical supplies for children on airplanes.

  Hudson Valley utility customers have been facing a rate hike.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that federal regulators are misguided.

  Each day brings more terrible headlines from the Middle East.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a new war is out of the question.

  Hillary Clinton officially kicked off her campaign earlier this month with a speech in New York City.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the former Secretary of State is the right choice for America.

Along with some New York colleagues from both sides of the aisle and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney is one of dozens of Democrats who broke ranks with President Obama over the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. The president was on Capitol Hill last week to lobby representatives to support the agreement, but speaking on WAMC’s Congressional Corner with Alan Chartock on Tuesday, Maloney says that didn’t sway him.

New Oil Train Rules Elicit Different Concerns

May 4, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued regulations aimed at improving safety for trains carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials.  The rules come following a number of oil train derailments in the U.S. and the deadly 2013 tragedy in Quebec.

  Detractors say global trade agreements have hurt the American worker.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he doesn’t support the Trans-Pacific agreement in its current form.

  The impacts of 9/11 are still felt 14 years later.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his work to keep first responders in good health.

  The announcement was long expected, but still dominated political circles.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he supports Hillary for president.

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A New York congressman is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help fend off layoffs of a dozen firefighters in a Hudson Valley city.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has written to FEMA asking for expedited approval of a grant application from the Newburgh Fire Department. The money would come from the Firefighters Grant Program known as SAFER, or the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program. Maloney says that without approval of the grant, the fire department will have to lay off 12 firefighters at the end of the year.

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A New York Congressman is among six House Democrats who have introduced a bill to help local first responders handle train derailments.

U.S. House Passes Passenger Rail Bill

Mar 5, 2015
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The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed commuter rail legislation that includes rail safety provisions from a Hudson Valley congressman. 

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