Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

A New York congressman from the Hudson Valley recently held a telephone town hall on what he calls the ongoing student debt crisis.

With federal student loan debt surpassing more than $1.2 trillion, Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held the telephone town hall for constituents of his 18th congressional district.

More than $1 million in federal funding is early learning and head start programs in Orange County.

Hayworth Wins Independence Party Primary

Jun 25, 2014

A former congresswoman in the Hudson Valley has won the Independence Party line. 

There is a primary election today for the Independence Party line in a Hudson Valley congressional district, part of a rematch between contenders in the 2012 election.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney unseated freshman Republican Nan Hayworth in 2012, in a close race in what was then a newly drawn 18th congressional district. Paul Basinski, a political science professor at Orange County Community College, notes that roughly 9,000 votes made the difference, and a third-party line this time around could help.

HV Post Office To Be Named For Fallen CIA Agent

Jun 18, 2014
Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

The first post office in the United States to be named in memory of a CIA agent is in the Hudson Valley, in Orange County.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s legislation to rename the post office on Route 17M in Monroe as the “National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office.”

FERC Denies Rehearing On Capacity Zone Request

Jun 2, 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order relating to a newly-implemented energy capacity zone that is already raising electric rates.  The order came one week before a scheduled day in court.

HV Congressmen Size Up Obama's Foreign Policy Shift

May 29, 2014
Kellie McGuire

President Obama delivered the graduation speech at West Point Wednesday, and with it, a foreign policy change of direction. Now, two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley from different sides of the aisle are weighing in.

President Obama’s speech outlined a shift to more collaboration and less combat on the international stage. He says the U.S. must lead on this stage, and the military is the backbone of this leadership.

“But U.S. military action cannot be the only, or even primary, component of our leadership in every instance,” President Obama said.

Roy Luck, flickr

A New York state Senator is the latest lawmaker urging the federal government to take action on oil transportation along the Hudson River.

New York State Democratic Senator Terry Gipson has penned a letter to federal representatives urging the federal government to take action to protect communities, the environment, and the local economy from the ongoing risks of crude oil transportation on railways, specifically along the Hudson River.

Water Infrastruture Bill Includes Dam Safety Act

May 20, 2014
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

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Pattern Report Highlights Infrastructure Issues

May 20, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

“Crumbling or tumbling” — that was the subject of a Hudson Valley non-profit’s conference today on infrastructure issues, a week after it released a report on the topic as President Obama visited Westchester County to talk about the need for infrastructure investment.