Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

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A federal report that found major safety lapses at Metro-North Railroad has two U.S. senators looking to the railroad’s new president for change. Meanwhile, a few congressional representatives say it’s time to spend money on improving the nation’s rail system and other infrastructure.

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held an emergency telephone town hall Thursday night to discuss the heroin epidemic and prescription drug problem in the Hudson Valley. He was joined by four speakers who offered insight into how they are addressing both the heroin and prescription drug overdose surge in the region.

“I am the heartbroken mother of a beautiful 23-year-old daughter who is a heroin addict. She started with heroin about three years ago. She never took prescription pills. She started straight with heroin.”

She wants to get her daughter some help.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
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    The fate of immigration reform in Washington is unclear.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he wants to see action.

    It’s time for another election cycle.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there’s too much money in politics.

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    The Hudson Valley is gearing up for a major political rematch.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he welcomes another race against Congresswoman Nan Hayworth.

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held a field hearing today on immigration reform. He was at a northern Westchester community center to listen to testimony from business, community, education, and business leaders.  

It was Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s first field hearing since taking office in January. He delivered the same message at a rally in November– a call to Republican House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

House Reps Call For Hearing On Rail Safety

Dec 7, 2013
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Four congressional representatives are calling for a House committee and subcommittee to hold a hearing on rail safety. Their urging comes following the fatal Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx December 1.

The aftermath of Sunday’s fatal train derailment prompted questions from half the callers in a New York congressman’s telephone town hall Tuesday night.

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A New York congressman is introducing legislation to help railroads invest in technology that the NTSB says could have prevented Sunday’s fatal Metro-North derailment in the Bronx.  

As National Transportation Safety Board investigators piece together information from Sunday’s Metro-North Hudson Line derailment in the Bronx, some data have already emerged. Here’s the NTSB’s Earl Weener during a press conference Monday.

NY Congressman To Hold Telephone Town Hall

Dec 3, 2013

A New York congressman will hold a telephone town hall Tuesday evening. One of the topics will be Sunday’s fatal Metro-North derailment in the Bronx.

Orange County Receives Farm-To-School Grant

Nov 22, 2013

A New York congressman and a county executive say federal money will help schools purchase local produce.

Two HV Congressmen Vote The Same On A Fracking Bill

Nov 21, 2013
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Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley voted against legislation that would prohibit federal oversight of fracking.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
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A New York congressman Wednesday morning is holding a telephone town hall focused on issues affecting senior citizens.

A New York congressman and state attorney general are pledging to push for coordinated federal and state response to allegations of religious discrimination and bullying in a school district in the Hudson Valley.

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Two Hudson Valley congressional representatives praised Thursday’s announcement that the federal government has approved an up to $1.6 billion low interest loan for construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge in the lower Hudson Valley.

NY Congressman Requests No Pay During Shutdown

Oct 3, 2013

A New York congressman from the Hudson Valley has requested that his pay be withheld in light of the partial federal government shutdown.

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U.S. House members are expected to vote later this afternoon on a bill that would cut billions of dollars in nutrition programs over 10 years.  Two New York congressmen from the Hudson Valley will vote the same way.

The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act cuts some $40 billion from the national food stamp program, known as SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It’s a Republican sponsored bill that was broken away from the Farm Bill over the summer. Here’s GOP Congressman Chris Gibson.

“I’ll be voting no on the SNAP measure," says Gibson.

Two Democratic New York congressional representatives say funding is going toward job creation in the Hudson Valley.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
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A New York congressman held a telephone town hall Thursday evening to hear from area residents about potential U.S. involvement in Syria. He also addressed other topics. 

NY Congressman Schedules Phone Town Hall On Syria

Sep 12, 2013
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A New York Congressman is holding a telephone town hall Thursday evening to hear directly from constituents on potential U.S. involvement in Syria.

Conservative PAC Fundraiser Features Nan Hayworth

Sep 6, 2013
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An invitation to a fundraiser looks like a former Congresswoman in New York is one step closer to making another run for the House seat she lost in 2012.

HV Resident To Receive Service Medals

Sep 5, 2013

A New York Congressman Thursday is presenting a Purple Heart and other medals to a Korean War veteran in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Congressman Discusses Israel Trip

Aug 14, 2013
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Thirty-seven Democratic Congressional representatives have returned from a trip to Israel and the West Bank. A Hudson Valley Congressman was part of the delegation and has spoken about what he learned.

HV Congressman To Hold Veterans Fair

Aug 2, 2013
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A New York Congressman is holding a veterans fair Saturday in Orange County.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says the idea of the free fair is the following:

He says there will be other resources available. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations are expected to be on hand, including the mobile health unit from Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care; Veterans Benefits Administration; Hudson Valley Veterans Service organizations; New York State Division of Veterans Affairs and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

A proposed renewable energy project in Orange County was fuel for an exchange between a Hudson Valley congressman and President Obama. Their exchange made national headlines.  

  Immigration reform is Congress’ biggest boulder to move this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP is trying to run out the clock on meaningful reform.

    In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss the debate over tax reform.

    Sequestration’s effects are being felt in our backyard.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that West Point furloughs never should have happened.

A New York congressman is calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide assistance for preventing Legionnaires’ disease.

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After months of meeting with colleagues across the aisle, the so-called No Labels Congressional Problem Solvers Coalition introduced its first legislative package Thursday.

Members of the group of 81 bipartisan House and Senate members have been meeting weekly, and are introducing a package of nine bills. Hudson Valley Republican Congressman Chris Gibson says the legislation is divided among three categories: budget reform; government reform; and quality healthcare.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says what he likes about No Labels is the following approach.

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