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Sean Maloney's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 18, Democratic


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Sean Maloney has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

  • "His agenda includes guaranteeing women get paid the same as men for doing the same work, establishing national paid family leave, increasing the minimum wage, and preserving women’s reproductive rights." (seanmaloney.com)
  • "I believe in commonsense reforms, like streamlining the current tax code for both individuals and businesses. This is essential to allow residents and corporations to gain greater economic security." (seanmaloney.house.gov)
  • Signed a letter stating: "·Preserving the agreement in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that required increased spending to be spread evenly between defense spending and non-defense discretionary accounts which have both been harmed by the ongoing sequester;" (votesmart.org)
  • "Washington, D.C.-- Days after the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced support for legislation that would create a public matching fund for campaigns to help reduce the influence of secret, big money donors in political campaigns. Financed by closing special interest loopholes, the bill is similar to a successful matching fund system in New York City and the statewide program advocated for by Governor Andrew Cuomo." (votesmart.org)
  • "We cannot build a 21st century economy without investing in research, innovation, education and infrastructure." (seanmaloney.house.gov)
  • "#GOPTaxBill will force cuts to Medicare and cap your state, local, and property taxes at $10,000 a year all to give big tax breaks to the super-rich and big corporations." (twitter.com)
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  • "We can use a mix of traditional fossil fuel sources while expanding domestic resources and investing in innovative renewable technologies that will allow us to have more secure, affordable energy." (seanmaloney.house.gov)
  • "[...] I am absolutely opposed to fracking in the Hudson Valley." (votesmart.org)
  • "But thoughts and prayers won't keep this from happening again and again. We need all the facts, but common sense tells us we can do more as a community to address mental illness, hatred and gun violence, and we must." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (votesmart.org)
  • "During #WomensHealthWeek, I want to make sure everyone knows where I stand: no cuts to @PPFA, no burning down the #ACA & no gutting #Medicaid. I’m working in Congress to protect access to essential health care services provided by @PPMHVAction & Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic." (twitter.com)
  • "This bill was not a compromise. It still holds #DREAMers hostage, slashes legal immigration, and limits access to asylum for innocent people fleeing persecution – all while throwing billions of dollars down the drain for Trump’s border wall. I voted no. " (twitter.com)
  • "The Senate has passed an overwhelmingly bipartisan bill securing our borders and allowing those in the shadows to earn their citizenship -- it's time for the House to move forward with commonsense reform." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
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