Sean Patrick Maloney

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Two term Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney beat back a robust challenge by Republican Phil Oliva to secure a third term in Washington. 

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Saying that since Stewart Airport, specifically the Air National Guard Base, is “the most likely source” of contamination of the City of Newburgh’s water supply, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney called on the Defense Department to investigate the situation.

Several important New York politicians lined up behind Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in the minutes after she entered the race Sunday. Speaking with WAMC’s Alan Chartock on Tuesday, Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney officially endorsed the former New York U.S. Senator and Secretary of State. He also criticized the man who helmed Clinton’s successful 2000 Senate race — now-New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th district discussed the recent arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver during a taping of WAMC's Congressional Corner on Wednesday.

Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney is claiming victory in his closely fought race against Republican Nan Hayworth.  

Romney Backs NY Congressional Candidate

Jun 18, 2014

A former presidential candidate is supporting a congressional candidate in the Hudson Valley. The district includes all of Orange and Putnam Counties as well as parts of Dutchess and Westchester Counties.

WASHINGTON – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY18) laid out his conditional support for immigration reform during a constituent tele-town hall session Monday night.           

He told callers that we must secure our borders, but he said Washington must do much better than it has on other issues.

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WASHINGTON – The US Department of Transportation has approved a $1.6 billion loan to help finance construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River between Westchester and Rockland counties.

The funding comes from the DOT’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act.

Governor Andrew Cuomo called the loan “a huge win for New York State.”

The issue of tolls to cross the new twin-span remains up in the air, the governor noted.

Maloney Supports Immigration Reform

May 27, 2013

WASHINGTON – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY18) supports immigration reform, calling the present system “a mess,” but he does not support amnesty for illegal aliens.

The freshman lawmaker said we cannot deport millions of people who came to the United States illegally.

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TOWN OF WALLKILL – Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill will lay off 80 full-time equivalent positions and Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris will lay off 60 full-time equivalent positions. In total, the hospitals must find cuts of $17 million.  Both hospitals fall under the umbrella of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, which announced the cuts on Monday due to substantial reductions in reimbursement from the federal and state governments and decreases in revenue caused by healthcare reform.

IBEW And CHEG Negotiate New Deal

May 20, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE – Central Hudson and IBEW Local 320 have negotiated a new contract for utility workers, who would become employees of Fortis, Inc. should the buyout of CH Energy Group be approved by the State Public Service Commission.

State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D- Kingston) said it is a good deal for the workers, but the proposed purchase leaves a lot to be desired.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D- 18) is thrilled with the contract agreement.

Maloney Ready For Rematch

May 20, 2013

TOWN OF WALLKILL – Former Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has all but said she will run against Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney. Maloney defeated Hayworth in last year’s election but this year she has made several public appearances across the district. She has also acknowledged that she is keeping her options open.

Maloney told Orange County Democrats at their annual dinner Sunday night that he is up for the challenge.

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WASHINGTON –  The House Agriculture Committee passed the farm bill with the support of Congressmen Christopher Gibson (R- 19) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D- 18). The bill contains a number of provisions that will benefit New York's Hudson Valley region.

The bill includes Maloney’s Crop Risk Options Plan (CROP) Act that defends the specialty agriculture economy of the region as well as an amendment to help families and communities with flooding in the black dirt region.

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NEWBURGH – There are 400 dams in New York State that are classified as high-hazard and 100 of them are in Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s 18th District in Putnam, Westchester, Orange and Dutchess counties.

The freshman Democrat announced on Wednesday that he would introduce legislation next week to provide a new national dam safety program; the previous one expired in 2011.

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, Cold Spring) asked President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to reduce the impact of sequestration on civilian employees.

The lawmaker’s request came in a letter to both officials in support of legislation to give more flexibility to the Pentagon on sequestration cuts and to shift more than $10 billion into Pentagon operations and maintenance accounts.

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TOWN OF WAPPINGER – If sequestration kicks in today, aircraft operations at Dutchess County Airport could be severely impacted as Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-18) said on Thursday that the control tower faces shutdown. The tower is operated by federal FAA air traffic controllers and while Dutchess has no commercial traffic, it does have corporate helicopter service as well as corporate and creational aviation users.

Maloney said sequestration will negatively impact the regional economy.

U.S. Senator Gillibrand Aims to Boost Manufacturing

Feb 3, 2013

U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced her first piece of legislation in the 113th Congress, and she made a few stops in the Hudson Valley Friday to tout the measure she says will help revitalize manufacturing.

They Voted for "No Budget, No Pay"

Jan 24, 2013
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At least two New York congressional representatives in the Hudson Valley say they voted in favor of the “No Budget, No Pay” act, which passed the House Wednesday by a vote of 285-144. The legislation ensures the U.S. avoids defaulting on its debt, and would withhold congressional pay until Congress passes a budget.

U.S. Rep. Maloney Introduces His First Amendment

Jan 15, 2013

Lawmakers are expected to vote Tuesday on a more than $50 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster-aid package, and a Congressman from the Hudson Valley is working to ensure that such aid packages are not so delayed in the future. 

They Have Their Eyes on Economic Development in Orange

Jan 11, 2013
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The Orange County executive Thursday welcomed a new congressional member who represents the region. They say they agreed to work together to advance economic development in Orange County. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican Orange County Executive Edward Diana agreed that investments in agriculture and local economic development projects are vital to creating jobs and moving Orange County forward.

Congressman Maloney is Assigned to Another Committee

Jan 7, 2013

Hudson Valley-area Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has received his second committee assignment for the 113th Congress. Maloney represents the 18th congressional district, and his latest assignment is to serve on the House Agriculture Committee.  The Democrat says he wanted the assignment because Hudson Valley farmers create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic activity for his region. He said he looks forward to working across the aisle to ensure that Congress passes a Farm Bill that protects family farms in the Hudson Valley and continues to fund agricultural disaster-relief programs. 

An incoming New York congressman has already received one assignment. WAMC's Hank Gross reports.