Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

VA To Fund $2 Million To Aid Homeless Veterans

Jul 16, 2013
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ELMSFORD – The Department of Veterans Affairs will spend $2.4 million to prevent at-risk Hudson Valley veterans from becoming homeless.  A $1.89 allocation will go to the Westchester Community Opportunity Program to serve 450 families and a $500,000 investment will be used by Hudson River Housing to serve 250 families through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.

A New York Congressman is calling for an investigation into how a patient died from Legionnaires’ disease, a disease contracted at a veteran’s health care facility in the Hudson Valley.

Congressional Reps Decry Defense Furloughs

Jul 8, 2013
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U.S. Department of Defense furloughs of civilian employees took effect Monday and are scheduled to run through the end of September. In New York, a few thousand of these employees are affected at West Point and elsewhere in the Hudson Valley. Two of the region’s congressional representatives slammed the furloughs as they headed back to Washington to try and balance the budget.

The Congressmen Will Cover Lots Of Ground July 4th

Jul 4, 2013
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Two New York Congressmen in the Hudson Valley have a packed schedule for July 4th.

NY Congressman Rails Against Student Loan Rate Hike

Jul 3, 2013
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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney appeared at a community college in Orange County today, calling for a three-pronged approach to the student loan crisis.  Interest rates on a type of federal student loan doubled July 1, and Maloney wants to reverse that —   for starters.

Two NY Congressmen Continue Pushing For A Farm Bill

Jun 21, 2013
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The five-year Farm Bill was defeated Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 234-195. Two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley share a similar goal with the federal Farm Bill, yet voted differently.

Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney sit on the House Agriculture Committee, and while both voted to advance the bill from there in May, they cast different votes Thursday. Gibson voted in favor of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management, or FARRM, Act of 2013, and says he was disappointed with the outcome.

The Farm Bill, which contains the nation’s food stamp program, is slated to be voted upon this week in the House of Representatives. Two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley say their approach to the bill is for the greater good of agriculture in their region. However, their views do not sit well with many in their parties.

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Two New York Congressmen from the Hudson Valley engaged in a discussion of regional issues, just the two of them, earlier today in Poughkeepsie. It was the first such joint event for them outside Washington, D.C. 

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Two New York Congressmen from the Hudson Valley will share breakfast and talk about a number of regional issues Monday morning. The idea is that they’ll do so casting party affiliation aside.

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Some two dozen low-income Hudson Valley residents showed up outside the office of their Congressman Thursday to express disappointment and anger over his recent vote concerning a national food stamp program.

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A U.S. senator and two congress people from New York say they are working to protect the Hudson Valley as well as promote tourism and recreation. And they’re hoping to garner support to study the area for the potential to be designated as a national park.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and congressional representatives Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney, all Democrats, are behind three pieces of legislation they say would continue to shine a national spotlight on the Hudson River Valley region, from Saratoga to Westchester Counties.

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A U.S. senator and two congressional representatives from New York will be in the Hudson Valley later today to announce plans to harness the economic development, recreation, and tourism potential of the area.

NY Congressman Surveys District Businesses

Jun 5, 2013

A New York Congressman has launched a survey to assess the needs of businesses in his district.

Federal Union Members Picket Furlough At West Point

May 15, 2013
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Tuesday announced a plan to furlough some 750,000 Department of Defense civilian employees because of across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. In the Hudson Valley, more than a dozen civilian employees at West Point picketed today, saying the impending furlough is already hurting local families and businesses.

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Two New York congressional representatives have announced a grant that will help an acclaimed culinary institute in the Hudson Valley develop a training and workforce development center.

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A Congressman from New York’s Hudson Valley is trying to cut down on red tape when it comes to processing disability claims from veterans. He is announcing legislation today to address the issue.

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A New York Congressman testified before postal regulators, criticizing the decision to consolidate a postal facility in the Hudson Valley earlier than planned.

They Say It's The First Such Office in the City

Apr 6, 2013
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The celebratory opening of a New York congressional office gets underway Saturday. It is reportedly the first such congressional office in the City of Newburgh.

  Immigration reform appears near – but that’s on the Senate side.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he hopes immigration reform can pass through the House as well.

NY Congressman To Introduce Dam Safety Act

Apr 3, 2013
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A New York Congressman from the Hudson Valley will talk today about dam safety.

  Many observers say Washington is as polarized as it has ever been.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his work with No Labels aims to keep bipartisanship alive.

New York Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th District tells WAMC that his vanquished November opponent, Republican ex-Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, may be gearing up for another run.

He Takes His Town Hall Online

Mar 21, 2013
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A Congressman from the Hudson Valley streamed a town-hall forum Wednesday evening, on Facebook. It was his first town hall via social media, and it’s a trend that one political onlooker says is on the rise.

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, has introduced his first bill since taking office in January. It has to do with better protecting fruit and vegetable farmers when it comes to crop insurance.

Maloney says The CROP Act, or The Creating Reliability for Our Producers Act, aims to reform crop insurance to help so-called specialty crop farmers, namely, fruit and vegetable growers.

House Bill Looks to Protect Specialty Crop Farmers

Mar 20, 2013
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Tuesday was National Agriculture Day, and a Congressman from New York took the opportunity to introduce a bipartisan bill to help specialty crop farmers.

Hudson Valley Representative Sean Patrick Maloney introduced his first bill, the CROP Act, or The Creating Reliability for Our Producers Act.

Congressman's First Bill Aims to Protect Farmers

Mar 19, 2013

A Congressman from New York’s Hudson Valley is introducing his first bill, and it has to do with agriculture.

A Hudson Valley Congressman was in his region Friday, celebrating the passage of the Violence Against Women Act. President Obama signed the bipartisan bill into law Thursday.

Congressman Maloney Talks Spending Cuts at West Point

Feb 27, 2013
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Republican House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday called on the president to stop using the military as a campaign prop to demand more tax hikes and start working with his own Democratic-controlled Senate to act on a credible plan to avert sequestration. Meanwhile, a Democratic Congressman from the Hudson Valley visited with officials from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and spoke about the impending damage of sequestration on West Point.  

  In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney discusses the Violence Against Women act with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  Linking budget progress to pay is a longtime gambit for gridlocked legislators.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that lawmakers shouldn’t be compensated until their work is done.