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{{tnr}}'''Sean Maloney''' (b. July 30, 1966, in Quebec, Canada) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 18th congressional district]]. Maloney was first elected to the House in 2012 and is currently serving his first term.  
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{{tnr}}'''Sean Patrick Maloney''' (b. July 30, 1966, in Quebec, Canada) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 18th Congressional District]]. Maloney was first elected to the House in 2012 and is currently serving his first term.  
  
Maloney {{2014isrunning}} for re-election in [[New York's 18th congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]] where he will be up against candidate [[Nan Hayworth]]. He is a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,'' "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013]</ref>
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Maloney won re-election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014|the 18th Congressional District]] of [[New York]] on November 4, 2014. Maloney ran uncontested for the Democratic and Working Families nominations in the primary election on June 24, 2014. He also ran for the [[Independence Party of America|Independence Party]] nomination, but was defeated by [[Nan Hayworth]], who challenged him in the November general election.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/NY_US_House_0624.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "New York - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 24, 2014]</ref>
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He was a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,'' "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
  
 
Prior to his congressional career, Maloney served as senior advisor to former president [[Bill Clinton]].
 
Prior to his congressional career, Maloney served as senior advisor to former president [[Bill Clinton]].
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
He earned is B.A. in international relations from the University of Virginia in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1992.<ref name="pvs">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/139760/sean-maloney#.UcncCthjGXQ ''Project Votesmart'' "Sean Maloney" Accessed June 25, 2013]</ref>
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Maloney earned his B.A. in international relations from the University of Virginia in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1992.<ref name="pvs">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/139760/sean-maloney#.UcncCthjGXQ ''Project Vote Smart'', "Sean Maloney" accessed June 25, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
Maloney is a former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton. He built two businesses and also served as the senior advisor to two [[New York]] [[Governor of New York|governors]].<ref name=about>[http://www.seanmaloney.com/about Campaign website "About"]</ref>
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Maloney is a former senior advisor to President [[Bill Clinton]]. Maloney was offered a position in the White House staff and served as a senior advisor and White House Staff Secretary from 1999 through 2000.<ref>[http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2012/05/maloney-highlights-clinton-connection-in-1st-ny-18-mailer/ "Time Warner News","Maloney Highlights Clinton Connection In 1st NY-18 Mailer", accessed August 7, 2014]</ref> Maloney ran for the Democratic nomination for New York Attorney General in 2006.<ref>[http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/19764/ "New York","The Third Man", accessed August 7, 2014]</ref> Consistently polling in the single digits, Maloney was offered a chance to run for the office on the Liberal Party ticket, but declined saying he would support whoever won the Democratic nomination.<ref>[http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/1130/maloney-to-liberal-party-no-thanks/ "Times Union","Maloney To Liberal Party: No Thanks", May 12, 2006]</ref> Maloney came in third place in the September 12, 2006 election.<ref>[http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/2130/maloney-victory-speech-looks-to-future/ "Times Union","Maloney "Victory'' Speech Looks To Future", September 12, 2006]</ref> He also built two businesses and served as the senior advisor to two [[New York]] [[Governor of New York|governors]].<ref name=about>[http://www.seanmaloney.com/about ''Campaign website'', "About"] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
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Maloney joined Governor Eliot Spitzer's administration in January 2007 as First Deputy Secretary under top adviser Rich Baum.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20071116055935/http://www.ny.gov/governor/appointments/sp_maloney.html "New York","FIRST DEPUTY SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR", accessed August 7, 2014]</ref> The Eliot Spitzer political surveillance scandal (popularly known as "Troopergate") broke out on July 23, 2007, when New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office admonished Spitzer's administration for ordering the state police to create special records of Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno's whereabouts when he traveled with police escorts in New York City.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/23/nyregion/23cnd-spitzer.html "New York Times","Spitzer's Staff Misused Police, Report Finds", July 23, 2007]</ref> A ''New York Times'' editorial suggested that Maloney might have been involved by withholding emails during the investigation, and the ''Times'' endorsed Maloney's 2012 election opponent because of its concerns about Maloney's handling of the investigation.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/nyregion/maloney-fights-for-hayworths-gop-house-seat-in-ny.html "New York Times",""G.O.P. Congresswoman in Fight to Retain a Hudson Valley Seat", October 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/opinion/primary-day-is-june-26.html?_r=0&gwh=1105105F66E25F5E49E15D7F7145C45D&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion "New York Times","Primary Day in June 26", June 15, 2012]</ref> Maloney continued in the same role as a top adviser to Governor David Paterson's administration under his top adviser, Charles O'Byrne.<ref>[http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2012/02/sean-maloney-eyes-house-run/ "Time Warner News","Sean Maloney Eyes House Run", accessed August 7, 2014]</ref> On December 3, 2008, Maloney announced that he would leave Governor Paterson's office to join the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.<ref>[http://observer.com/2008/12/spitzer-aide-to-join-spitzer-prosecutor-at-kirkland-ellis/ "New York Observer","Spitzer Aide to Join Spitzer Prosecutor at Kirkland & Ellis", December 9, 2008]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Maloney serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Maloney serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|Agriculture Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
 
**Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
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**Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
 
**Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
  
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====National security====
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===National security===
=====NDAA=====
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====NDAA====
{{support vote}} Maloney voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/139760/sean-maloney?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UlWnHRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Maloney voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name=ns>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/139760/sean-maloney?categoryId=61&type=V,S,R,E,F,P#.UlWnHRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
  
=====DHS Appropriations=====
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====DHS Appropriations====
{{support vote}} Maloney voted in support of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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{{Yea vote}} Maloney voted in support of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
  
=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
{{Support vote}} Maloney voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
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{{Yea vote}} Maloney voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name=ns/>
  
=====CISPA (2013)=====
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====CISPA (2013)====
{{support vote}} Maloney voted in support of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
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{{Yea vote}} Maloney voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.624: ''The Library of Congress'', "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name=ns/>
  
====Economy====
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===Economy===
=====2013 Farm Bill=====
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====2013 Farm Bill====
 
: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]
 
: ''See also: [[United States Farm Bill 2013]]
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{{Nay vote}}
The comprehensive farm bill failed in the [[U.S. House|House]] due largely in part to the votes of 8 [[Democratic]] [[U.S. House|House]] members who joined the [[Republican]] majority to vote down the measure.<ref name="dems">[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/07/agribusiness-and-the-farm-bill-wayward-dems-benefit-from-co.html?utm_source=CRP+Mail+List&utm_campaign=b081fb1463-Newsletter_7_19_20137_18_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9df8578d78-b081fb1463-210768677 ''Open Secrets'' "Agribusiness and the Farm Bill: Wayward Dems Benefit from Contributions" Accessed July 19, 2013]</ref> [[U.S. House|Reps.]] [[Collin Peterson]], [[John Barrow]], [[Sanford Bishop|Bishop]], [[Cheri Bustos]], Maloney, [[Mike McIntyre]], [[Bill Owens]], and [[Tim Walz]] were the 8 [[Democratic]] [[U.S. House|members]] who voted to reject the bill.<ref name="dems"/> According to analysis by ''OpenSecrets,'' many of these [[Democratic]] members have received significant political contributions from agricultural organizations that benefit from crop insurance subsidies.<ref name="dems"/> Five of the eight are on the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|House Agriculture Committee]]--[[Collin Peterson|Peterson]], [[Cheri Bustos|Bustos]], Maloney, [[Mike McIntyre|McIntyre]], and [[Tim Walz|Walz]]-- from which agribusiness firms routinely target committee members with sizable contributions.<ref name="dems"/>
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The comprehensive farm bill failed in the [[U.S. House|House]] due largely in part to the votes of 8 [[Democratic]] [[U.S. House|House]] members who joined the [[Republican]] majority to vote down the measure.<ref name="dems">[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/07/agribusiness-and-the-farm-bill-wayward-dems-benefit-from-co.html?utm_source=CRP+Mail+List&utm_campaign=b081fb1463-Newsletter_7_19_20137_18_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9df8578d78-b081fb1463-210768677 ''Open Secrets'', "Agribusiness and the Farm Bill: Wayward Dems Benefit from Contributions" accessed July 19, 2013]</ref> [[U.S. House|Reps.]] [[Collin Peterson]], [[John Barrow]], [[Sanford Bishop|Bishop]], [[Cheri Bustos]], Maloney, [[Mike McIntyre]], [[Bill Owens]], and [[Tim Walz]] were the 8 [[Democratic]] [[U.S. House|members]] who voted to reject the bill.<ref name="dems"/> According to analysis by ''OpenSecrets.org'', many of these [[Democratic]] members have received significant political contributions from agricultural organizations that benefit from crop insurance subsidies.<ref name="dems"/> Five of the eight are on the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture|House Agriculture Committee]]--[[Collin Peterson|Peterson]], [[Cheri Bustos|Bustos]], Maloney, [[Mike McIntyre|McIntyre]] and [[Tim Walz|Walz]]-- from which agribusiness firms routinely target committee members with sizable contributions.<ref name="dems"/>
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====Government shutdown====
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
{{support vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Maloney voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Maloney voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
{{support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Maloney voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Maloney voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
====Immigration====
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Leading up to the 2013 government shutdown, Maloney faced criticism for voting with Republicans to pass a budget which included provisions delaying the implementation of the [[Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act]]. His vote drew the ire of LGBT groups, some accusing him of being a "Democrat In Name Only" ("DINO")<ref>[http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/10/02/sinema-maloney-obamacare/ "Washington Blade","Gay, bi lawmakers criticized for joining GOP on Obamacare vote", October 2, 2013]</ref>
=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Maloney voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/139760/sean-maloney?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UlWpZRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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====Healthcare====
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===Immigration===
=====Repealing Obamacare=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Maloney has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/139760/sean-maloney?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UlWqohCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} Maloney voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/139760/sean-maloney?categoryId=40&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E#.UlWpZRCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
  
====Social issues====
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===Healthcare===
=====Abortion=====
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====Repealing Obamacare====
{{Oppose vote}} Maloney voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/139760/sean-maloney?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UlWrEhCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Maloney on abortion," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} Maloney has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/139760/sean-maloney?categoryId=38&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E#.UlWqohCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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====Abortion====
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{{Nay vote}} Maloney voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/139760/sean-maloney?categoryId=2&type=V,S,R,E,F,P,E,E,E#.UlWrEhCmUrg ''Project Vote Smart'', "Maloney on abortion," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s060_040.gif|right|290px|thumb|Sean Maloney's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Maloney is a '''Moderate Liberal Populist.''' Maloney received a score of 57 percent on social issues and 37 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Maloney listed the following issues on his campaign website:<ref>[http://seanmaloney.com/tagged/issues ''Sean Patrick Maloney for Congress'', "Issues," accessed October 7, 2014]</ref>
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*'''Social Security and Medicare''': Sean is committed to protecting Social Security and Medicare for future generations; in Congress, he has opposed efforts to end Medicare’s guaranteed benefits, privatize Social Security, or raise the retirement age. In fact, Sean wants to increase Social Security benefits for Hudson Valley seniors by closing corporate tax loopholes used by some to avoid payroll taxes.
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*'''Jobs and the Economy''': As a former business owner who created jobs, Sean knows how to grow the economy and put people back to work. He was a top adviser to President Clinton during the longest economic expansion in history and has fought to keep local manufacturing – and hundreds of jobs – in the Hudson Valley. Sean believes American manufacturing is the key to growing the economy, which is why he helped introduce the Made in America Act to spur local industries and provide job training for 21st-century workers.
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*'''College Affordability and Education''': Sean supports smart investments in education, job training, and high-tech research. He has worked to make college more affordable by voting to cut student loan interest rates in half, supported a $5,000 tax credit to families with college students, and wants to allow adults to refinance their student loans to today’s low rates.
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*'''Women and Families''': Sean is a strong advocate for women, one who supports equal pay legislation to guarantee women are paid the same as men for doing the same work. He’s also defended a woman’s right to choose, and helped pass the long-overdue Violence Against Women Act. Sean supports making permanent the Child Tax Credit and expanding the Child Care Tax Credit to ensure working moms can afford child care expenses.
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*'''Balancing the Budget and Taxes''': Sean was part of the team in President Bill Clinton’s White House that balanced the budget, helped grow the economy, and created millions of jobs – and he’s voted for billions of dollars in deficit reduction.
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*'''Military and Veterans Issues''': Sean is the son of a disabled veteran who believes no veterans or their families should have to fight their own government for the benefits they’ve earned. That’s why he wrote and passed a law to shorten wait times at the VA, voted to hold VA officials accountable for delays, and helped veterans and their families receive millions in overdue compensation — allowing them to stay in their homes or pay for medical expenses. Sean will always fight for our active duty service members, veterans, and military families.
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|author=Sean Maloney|source=[http://web.archive.org/web/20141007163613/http://seanmaloney.com/tagged/issues Campaign website (archive)]}}
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====2012====
 
====2012====
Maloney listed several of his campaign themes on his website:<ref>[http://www.seanmaloney.com/issues Campaign website "Issues"]</ref>
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Maloney listed several of his campaign themes on his website:<ref>[http://www.seanmaloney.com/issues ''Campaign website'', "Issues"]</ref>
  
 
*Medicare
 
*Medicare
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
::''See also: [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2014]]''
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Maloney {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014|New York's]] [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2014|18th District]]. Maloney {{2014isseeking}} the Democratic nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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====Race background====
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Maloney was a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,'' "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
  
Maloney is a member of the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Frontline Program|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program]].  The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.<ref name=frontline>[http://dccc.org/newsroom/entry/dccc_chairman_steve_israel_announces_2013-2014_frontline_members/ ''Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,'' "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013]</ref>
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====Endorsements====
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Maloney was endorsed by the following:
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*'''[[Republican]] [[New York State Senate|state Senator]] [[Greg Ball (New York)|Greg Ball]]'''<ref>[http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2014/09/greg-ball-endorses-maloney-in-ny-18/ ''State of Politics'', "Greg Ball Endorses Maloney In NY-18," accessed September 29, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 18th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Maloney ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012|18th District]]. He defeated [[Rich Becker]], [[Matt Alexander]], [[Tom Wilson]], and [[Duane Jackson]] in the Democratic primary. He will face incumbent [[Nan Hayworth]] (R) and [[Larry Weissmann]] (Working Families) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'' "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012]</ref>
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Maloney ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 18th Congressional District elections, 2012|18th District]]. He defeated [[Rich Becker]], [[Matt Alexander]], [[Tom Wilson]] and [[Duane Jackson]] in the Democratic primary. He then defeated incumbent [[Nan Hayworth]] (R) and [[Larry Weissmann]] (Working Families) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="apny">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP/CSPAN'', "New York-Summary Vote Report," accessed June 26, 2012]</ref> Maloney drew criticism for the fact that he bought a house in Cold Springs before the election, never having previously lived in the district.<ref>[http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303754904577533312246504528 "Wall Street Journal","Candidate's Résumé Gets New Scrutiny", July 19, 2012]</ref>
  
According to ''The New York Times'', cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member<ref name="som">[http://somers.dailyvoice.com/politics/ny-times-endorses-becker-democratic-primary ''Somers Daily Voice'' "New York Times Endorses Becker In Democratic Primary," June 19, 2012]</ref> [[Rich Becker]] and former Bill Clinton aide Maloney were the frontrunners. The ''Times'' endorsed Becker, based on the paper's concerns about Maloney's handling of an investigation of [[Eliot Spitzer]].<ref name="nyt">[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/opinion/primary-day-is-june-26.html ''New York Times'' "Primary Day Is June 26," June 15, 2012]</ref> Maloney, unsurprisingly, gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton,<ref name="nyt"/> along with the nod from major unions in the state, including the New York State United Teachers, the state AFL-CIO, and some large SEIU locals.<ref name="pol">[http://politicker.com/2012/06/sean-patrick-maloney-rolling-up-labor-support/ ''Policker'' "Sean Patrick Maloney Rolling Up Labor Support," June 8, 2012]</ref>
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According to ''The New York Times'', cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member<ref name="som">[http://somers.dailyvoice.com/politics/ny-times-endorses-becker-democratic-primary ''Somers Daily Voice'', "New York Times Endorses Becker In Democratic Primary," June 19, 2012]</ref> [[Rich Becker]] and former [[Bill Clinton]] aide Maloney were the frontrunners in the Democratic primary. The ''Times'' endorsed Becker, based on the paper's concerns about Maloney's handling of an investigation of [[Eliot Spitzer]].<ref name="nyt">[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/opinion/primary-day-is-june-26.html ''New York Times'', "Primary Day Is June 26," accessed June 15, 2012]</ref> Maloney, unsurprisingly, gained the endorsement of his former boss, [[Bill Clinton]], and [[Planned Parenthood Votes|Planned Parenthood]], along with the nod from major unions in the state, including the [[New York State United Teachers]], the state [[AFL-CIO]] and some large [[Service Employees International Union|SEIU]] locals.<ref name="nyt"/><ref>[http://www.hvpress.net/news/126/ARTICLE/11597/2012-10-10.html "Hudson Valley Press","Planned Parenthood fund endorses Sean Maloney", October 10, 2012]</ref><ref name="pol">[http://politicker.com/2012/06/sean-patrick-maloney-rolling-up-labor-support/ ''Policker'', "Sean Patrick Maloney Rolling Up Labor Support," accessed June 8, 2012]</ref>
  
Wrappinger Falls Mayor [[Matt Alexander]],<ref>[http://www.politickerny.com/2011/11/10/hayworth-opponent-officially-declares-campaign/ ''PolitickerNY'' "Hayworth opponent officially declares campaign," November 10, 2011]</ref> Tuxedo Park Mayor [[Tom Wilson]],<ref>[http://wilson19.com/archives/456 ''Tom Wilson campaign site'' "Wilson announces campaign for New York's 19th congressional district," January 17, 2012]</ref> and local hero [[Duane Jackson]] also ran.<ref name="pol"/> Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.<ref name="pol"/>
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Wrappinger Falls Mayor [[Matt Alexander]],<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.politickerny.com/2011/11/10/hayworth-opponent-officially-declares-campaign/ ''PolitickerNY'', "Hayworth opponent officially declares campaign," accessedNovember 10, 2011]</ref> Tuxedo Park Mayor [[Tom Wilson]]<ref>[http://wilson19.com/archives/456 ''Tom Wilson campaign site'', "Wilson announces campaign for New York's 19th Congressional District," accessed January 17, 2012]</ref> and local hero [[Duane Jackson]] also ran.<ref name="pol"/> Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.<ref name="pol"/>
  
Maloney stressed his endorsements, as well as his fundraising advantage over the rest of the Democratic candidates -- the funding, he says, will be necessary to unseat Hayworth in the general. Alexander, on the other hand, said that money will pour in to whoever opposes Hayworth.<ref name="ny">[http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/empire/2012/jun/19/hudson-valley-dems-crowd-primary-challenge-freshman-hayworth/ ''WNYC'' "In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth," June 19, 2012]</ref>
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Maloney stressed his endorsements, as well as his fundraising advantage over the rest of the Democratic candidates. The funding, he said, would be necessary to unseat Hayworth in the general. Alexander, on the other hand, said that money would pour in to whoever opposed Hayworth.<ref name="ny">[http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/empire/2012/jun/19/hudson-valley-dems-crowd-primary-challenge-freshman-hayworth/ ''WNYC'', "In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth," accessed June 19, 2012]</ref>
  
Hayworth has raised more money in the NY House election than her opponent, a trend shared by 13 other Republicans in contested House races in 2012.  She has raised $2.2 million through June 30th, more than double the $738,382 she raised two years ago at this time.  She has $1.5 million in the bank, compared to $775,000 four years ago.  Her opponent, Sean Patrick Maloney in comparison has $264,364 in the bank and raised $675,771 through June 30th.  Timothy Persico, Maloney’s campaign manager, alleges Hayworth is raising her money through special interests-“PACS and corporate lobbyists have sent over a million dollars to Congresswoman Hayworth because she’s worth every penny.”<ref>[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-31/republicans-outraising-democratic-rivals-in-house-races.html “Republicans Outraising Democratic Rivals In House Races” Bloomberg.com Accessed August 2, 2012.]</ref>
 
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/458/Sean-Patrick-Maloney Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Maloney attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Maloney
 
|Name=Maloney
 
|year=2012
 
|year=2012
 
|Editdate= March 23, 2013
 
|Editdate= March 23, 2013
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034277&newMem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Fundraising for Sean Maloney" March 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034277&newMem=Y ''Open Secrets'', "Fundraising for Sean Maloney," accessed March 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
 
|totalraised2012=2257171
 
|totalraised2012=2257171
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
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|result2010=
 
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===Individual breakdown===
 
===Individual breakdown===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Sean Maloney 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Maloney's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Maloney won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Maloney's campaign committee raised a total of $2,257,171 and spent $2,246,008.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034277&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'', "Sean Maloney 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
Maloney won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Maloney's campaign committee raised a total of $2,257,171 and spent $2,246,008.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034277&newmem=Y ''Open Secrets'' "Sean Maloney 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
 
====Cost per vote====
 
Maloney spent $15.62 per vote received in 2012.
 
Maloney spent $15.62 per vote received in 2012.
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|inddonor4 = $100,183
 
|inddonor5 = $68,847
 
|inddonor5 = $68,847
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Sean Maloney 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Maloney's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Maloney's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $126,017 and $1,969,994. That averages to '''$1,048,005.50''', which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Maloney ranked as the 202nd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034277&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2011 and 2012, Maloney's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.</ref> decreased by an average of 93 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Maloney received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Lawyers/Law Firms'' industry.
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From 2011-2014, '''32.84 percent of Maloney's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00034277&cycle=Career ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney," accessed September 26, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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|total raised = 5056453
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|ind3 = Real Estate
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|ind4 = Retired
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|inddonor1 = 541864
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Maloney is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democrat,]]" as of June 21, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=400222 ''Gov Track'' "Maloney, Sean" Accessed June 21, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Maloney is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Democrat]]" as of August 2014.<ref name=govtrack>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_maloney/412562 ''GovTrack'', "Sean Maloney," accessed August 7, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Maloney received in June 2013.
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412562_Sean_Maloney ''OpenCongress'', "Sean Maloney," accessed August 7, 2014]</ref>
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Maloney most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Ami Bera]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Maloney least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Justin Amash]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Maloney missed 0 of 102 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 0.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sean_maloney/412562 ''GovTrack,'' "Sean Maloney" Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Maloney missed 16 of 1,120 roll call votes from January 2013 to August 2014. This amounts to 1.4 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.<ref name=govtrack/>
  
===Net worth===
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===National Journal vote ratings===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
====2011====
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Maloney's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-199,994 to $1,234,995. That averages to $517,500, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House member in 2011 of $5,107,874.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00034277&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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===Voting with part===
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====2013====
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Maloney ranked 188th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 7, 2014]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
 
{{Congress vote percent
 
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|name=Sean Maloney
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|name=Maloney
 
|party=Democratic
 
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|percent=82.7%
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|percent= 79.5 percent
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|rank= 186th
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|total=204
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|chamber=House
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|year=August 2014
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Maloney lives with his partner Randy Florke and their three adopted children.<ref name=about>[http://www.seanmaloney.com/about Campaign website "About"]</ref> <ref>[http://nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/new-york-18th-house-district-20121105 ''National Journal'' "New Faces: New York, 18th House District" Accessed November 20, 2012]</ref>
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Maloney lives with his husband, designer Randy Florke, and their three adopted children.<ref name=about>[http://www.seanmaloney.com/about Campaign website "About"] ''([[dead link]])''</ref><ref>[http://nationaljournal.com/congress-legacy/new-york-18th-house-district-20121105 ''National Journal'', "New Faces: New York, 18th House District," accessed November 20, 2012]</ref>
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On January 14, 2014, Maloney announced that he and Florke would wed: "After 21 years together, we are excited for the next step in our journey as a family. For decades, we've fought to ensure that all families can experience the joys of loving commitment and we are proud to have our friends and family share this special moment with us in the near future."<ref>[http://politicalwire.com/archives/2014/01/14/congressman_to_marry_same-sex_partner.html ''Political Wire'', "Congressman to Marry Same-Sex Partner," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> They were married on June 21, 2014.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/patrick-maloney-new-york-first-gay-congressman-marries-108174.html ''Politico'', "New York's 1st openly gay congressman gets married," accessed June 23, 2014]</ref>
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In July 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began an investigation into whether unmanned aircraft used for Maloney’s wedding violated the agency’s ban on drone flights. A spokesman for Maloney, who is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s aviation subcommittee, which oversees the FAA, acknowledged that drones were hired.<ref>[http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/07/16/new-york-rep-maloney-hires-drone-for-wedding-despite-faa-ban/ "CBS New York","Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Hires Drone For Wedding Despite FAA Ban", July 16, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://online.wsj.com/articles/l-gordon-crovitz-a-congressmans-drone-disobedience-1405892588 "Wall Street Journal", "A Congressman's Drone Disobedience," accessed July 20, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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Sean Maloney
SeanMaloney.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorNita Lowey (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$15.62 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Campaign $$2,257,171
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia (1988)
J.D.University of Virginia (1992)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 30, 1966
Place of birthQuebec, Canada
ProfessionLawyer
Net worth$1,048,005.50
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sean Maloney campaign logo
Sean Patrick Maloney (b. July 30, 1966, in Quebec, Canada) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 18th Congressional District. Maloney was first elected to the House in 2012 and is currently serving his first term.

Maloney won re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 18th Congressional District of New York on November 4, 2014. Maloney ran uncontested for the Democratic and Working Families nominations in the primary election on June 24, 2014. He also ran for the Independence Party nomination, but was defeated by Nan Hayworth, who challenged him in the November general election.[1]

He was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.[2]

Prior to his congressional career, Maloney served as senior advisor to former president Bill Clinton.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Maloney is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Maloney earned his B.A. in international relations from the University of Virginia in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1992.[3]

Career

Maloney is a former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton. Maloney was offered a position in the White House staff and served as a senior advisor and White House Staff Secretary from 1999 through 2000.[4] Maloney ran for the Democratic nomination for New York Attorney General in 2006.[5] Consistently polling in the single digits, Maloney was offered a chance to run for the office on the Liberal Party ticket, but declined saying he would support whoever won the Democratic nomination.[6] Maloney came in third place in the September 12, 2006 election.[7] He also built two businesses and served as the senior advisor to two New York governors.[8]

Secretary to the Governor

Maloney joined Governor Eliot Spitzer's administration in January 2007 as First Deputy Secretary under top adviser Rich Baum.[9] The Eliot Spitzer political surveillance scandal (popularly known as "Troopergate") broke out on July 23, 2007, when New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office admonished Spitzer's administration for ordering the state police to create special records of Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno's whereabouts when he traveled with police escorts in New York City.[10] A New York Times editorial suggested that Maloney might have been involved by withholding emails during the investigation, and the Times endorsed Maloney's 2012 election opponent because of its concerns about Maloney's handling of the investigation.[11][12] Maloney continued in the same role as a top adviser to Governor David Paterson's administration under his top adviser, Charles O'Byrne.[13] On December 3, 2008, Maloney announced that he would leave Governor Paterson's office to join the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.[14]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Maloney serves on the following committees:[15]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[16] For more information pertaining to Maloney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[17]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Maloney voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[18]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Maloney voted in support of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[18]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Maloney voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[18]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Maloney voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[19] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[18]

Economy

2013 Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png The comprehensive farm bill failed in the House due largely in part to the votes of 8 Democratic House members who joined the Republican majority to vote down the measure.[20] Reps. Collin Peterson, John Barrow, Bishop, Cheri Bustos, Maloney, Mike McIntyre, Bill Owens, and Tim Walz were the 8 Democratic members who voted to reject the bill.[20] According to analysis by OpenSecrets.org, many of these Democratic members have received significant political contributions from agricultural organizations that benefit from crop insurance subsidies.[20] Five of the eight are on the House Agriculture Committee--Peterson, Bustos, Maloney, McIntyre and Walz-- from which agribusiness firms routinely target committee members with sizable contributions.[20]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[21] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[22] Maloney voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[23]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[24] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Maloney voted for HR 2775.[25]

Leading up to the 2013 government shutdown, Maloney faced criticism for voting with Republicans to pass a budget which included provisions delaying the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. His vote drew the ire of LGBT groups, some accusing him of being a "Democrat In Name Only" ("DINO")[26]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Maloney voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[27] The vote largely followed party lines.[28]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Maloney has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[29]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Maloney voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Sean Maloney's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Maloney is a Moderate Liberal Populist. Maloney received a score of 57 percent on social issues and 37 percent on economic issues.[31]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[32]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Unknown Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Unknown Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Unknown Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Neutral Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[31]

Campaign themes

2014

Maloney listed the following issues on his campaign website:[33]

  • Social Security and Medicare: Sean is committed to protecting Social Security and Medicare for future generations; in Congress, he has opposed efforts to end Medicare’s guaranteed benefits, privatize Social Security, or raise the retirement age. In fact, Sean wants to increase Social Security benefits for Hudson Valley seniors by closing corporate tax loopholes used by some to avoid payroll taxes.
  • Jobs and the Economy: As a former business owner who created jobs, Sean knows how to grow the economy and put people back to work. He was a top adviser to President Clinton during the longest economic expansion in history and has fought to keep local manufacturing – and hundreds of jobs – in the Hudson Valley. Sean believes American manufacturing is the key to growing the economy, which is why he helped introduce the Made in America Act to spur local industries and provide job training for 21st-century workers.
  • College Affordability and Education: Sean supports smart investments in education, job training, and high-tech research. He has worked to make college more affordable by voting to cut student loan interest rates in half, supported a $5,000 tax credit to families with college students, and wants to allow adults to refinance their student loans to today’s low rates.
  • Women and Families: Sean is a strong advocate for women, one who supports equal pay legislation to guarantee women are paid the same as men for doing the same work. He’s also defended a woman’s right to choose, and helped pass the long-overdue Violence Against Women Act. Sean supports making permanent the Child Tax Credit and expanding the Child Care Tax Credit to ensure working moms can afford child care expenses.
  • Balancing the Budget and Taxes: Sean was part of the team in President Bill Clinton’s White House that balanced the budget, helped grow the economy, and created millions of jobs – and he’s voted for billions of dollars in deficit reduction.
  • Military and Veterans Issues: Sean is the son of a disabled veteran who believes no veterans or their families should have to fight their own government for the benefits they’ve earned. That’s why he wrote and passed a law to shorten wait times at the VA, voted to hold VA officials accountable for delays, and helped veterans and their families receive millions in overdue compensation — allowing them to stay in their homes or pay for medical expenses. Sean will always fight for our active duty service members, veterans, and military families.

[34]

—Sean Maloney, Campaign website (archive)

2012

Maloney listed several of his campaign themes on his website:[35]

  • Medicare
  • Veterans
  • Jobs
  • Women's Health
  • College Affordability
  • Balancing the budget

Elections

2014

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See also: New York's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 18th Congressional District of New York held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Sean Maloney (D) defeated Nan Hayworth (R) and Scott Smith ("Send Mr. Smith") in the general election. In the primary election on June 24, 2014, Maloney ran uncontested for the Democratic and Working Families Party nominations, but Hayworth defeated him in the Independence Party primary. Hayworth also ran unopposed for the Republican and Conservative Party nominations. Smith did not run in the primary, but he ran as an independent ("Send Mr. Smith") candidate in the general.

New York's 18th was considered a battleground district in 2014. Maloney beat Hayworth in 2012 by a mere 3.7 percent margin of victory, and President Barack Obama won the district by only 4.3 percent. This election was also expected to be competitive because Maloney and Hayworth faced off only two years prior. Hayworth held a U.S. House seat in the 19th District from 2010-2012, and after New York's redistricting, was defeated by Maloney in the 2012 18th Congressional District election.

U.S. House, New York District 18 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSean Maloney Incumbent 47.7% 88,993
     Republican Nan Hayworth 45.9% 85,660
     Send Mr. Smith Scott Smith 2.3% 4,294
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 4.1% 7,693
Total Votes 186,640
Source: New York State Board of Elections
U.S. House, New York District 18 Independence Party Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNan Hayworth 53.4% 780
Sean Maloney Incumbent 46.6% 682
Total Votes 1,462
Source: New York State Board of Elections - Official Election Results

Race background

Maloney was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents during the 2014 election cycle.[2]

Endorsements

Maloney was endorsed by the following:

2012

See also: New York's 18th Congressional District elections, 2012

Maloney ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 18th District. He defeated Rich Becker, Matt Alexander, Tom Wilson and Duane Jackson in the Democratic primary. He then defeated incumbent Nan Hayworth (R) and Larry Weissmann (Working Families) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[37] Maloney drew criticism for the fact that he bought a house in Cold Springs before the election, never having previously lived in the district.[38]

According to The New York Times, cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member[39] Rich Becker and former Bill Clinton aide Maloney were the frontrunners in the Democratic primary. The Times endorsed Becker, based on the paper's concerns about Maloney's handling of an investigation of Eliot Spitzer.[40] Maloney, unsurprisingly, gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton, and Planned Parenthood, along with the nod from major unions in the state, including the New York State United Teachers, the state AFL-CIO and some large SEIU locals.[40][41][42]

Wrappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander,[43] Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson[44] and local hero Duane Jackson also ran.[42] Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.[42]

Maloney stressed his endorsements, as well as his fundraising advantage over the rest of the Democratic candidates. The funding, he said, would be necessary to unseat Hayworth in the general. Alexander, on the other hand, said that money would pour in to whoever opposed Hayworth.[45]

U.S. House, New York District 18 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSean Maloney 48.7% 143,845
     Republican Nan Hayworth Incumbent 45% 133,049
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6.3% 18,542
Total Votes 295,436
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"
U.S. House, New York District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSean Maloney 48.5% 7,098
Richard Becker 32.6% 4,775
Matthew Alexander 12% 1,752
Duane Jackson 4.6% 674
2.2% 329
Total Votes 14,628

Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Maloney attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Maloney is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Maloney raised a total of $2,257,171 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[46]

Sean Maloney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 18) Won $2,257,171
Grand Total Raised $2,257,171


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Individual breakdown

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Maloney’s reports.[47]

Sean Maloney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[48]April 15, 2013$11,162.67$516,763.51$(75,253.43)$452,672.75
July Quarterly[49]July 15, 2013$452,672.75$491,463.32$(263,293.73)$680,842.34
October Quarterly[50]October 15, 2013$680,842.34$354,426.53$(126,174.03)$909,094.84
Year-End Quarterly[51]December 31, 2013$909,094$381,609$(145,087)$1,144,636
April Quarterly[52]April 15, 2014$1,144,636.37$472,420.15$(155,009.94)$1,462,046.58
Pre-Primary[53]June 12, 2014$1,462,046.58$243,914.02$(202,260.76)$1,503,699.84
July Quarterly[54]June 30, 2014$1,503,699.84$336,869.25$(53,120.30)$1,787,448.79
October Quarterly[55]October 15, 2014$1,787,448.79$777,709.76$(1,410,614.71)$1,154,543.84
Pre-General[56]October 23, 2014$1,154,543.84$220,914.03$(479,802.53)$895,655.34
Running totals
$3,796,089.57$(2,910,616.43)

2012

Maloney won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Maloney's campaign committee raised a total of $2,257,171 and spent $2,246,008.[57]

Cost per vote

Maloney spent $15.62 per vote received in 2012.


Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Maloney's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $126,017 and $1,969,994. That averages to $1,048,005.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Maloney ranked as the 202nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[58] Between 2011 and 2012, Maloney's calculated net worth[59] decreased by an average of 93 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[60]

Sean Patrick Maloney Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2011$16,042,767
2012$1,048,005
Growth from 2011 to 2012:-93%
Average annual growth:-93%[61]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[62]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Maloney received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 2011-2014, 32.84 percent of Maloney's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[63]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Sean Maloney Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $5,056,453
Total Spent $3,269,004
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$541,864
Securities & Investment$399,384
Real Estate$264,583
Retired$228,261
Leadership PACs$226,300
% total in top industry10.72%
% total in top two industries18.61%
% total in top five industries32.84%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Maloney is a "centrist Democrat" as of August 2014.[64] This was the same rating Maloney received in June 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[65]

Maloney most often votes with:

Maloney least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Maloney missed 16 of 1,120 roll call votes from January 2013 to August 2014. This amounts to 1.4 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[64]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Maloney ranked 188th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[66]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Maloney voted with the Democratic Party 79.5 percent of the time, which ranked 186th among the 204 House Democratic members as of August 2014.[67]

2013

Maloney voted with the Democratic Party 82.7 percent of the time, which ranked 189th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[68]

Personal

Maloney lives with his husband, designer Randy Florke, and their three adopted children.[8][69]

On January 14, 2014, Maloney announced that he and Florke would wed: "After 21 years together, we are excited for the next step in our journey as a family. For decades, we've fought to ensure that all families can experience the joys of loving commitment and we are proud to have our friends and family share this special moment with us in the near future."[70] They were married on June 21, 2014.[71]

In July 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began an investigation into whether unmanned aircraft used for Maloney’s wedding violated the agency’s ban on drone flights. A spokesman for Maloney, who is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s aviation subcommittee, which oversees the FAA, acknowledged that drones were hired.[72][73]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
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  4. "Time Warner News","Maloney Highlights Clinton Connection In 1st NY-18 Mailer", accessed August 7, 2014
  5. "New York","The Third Man", accessed August 7, 2014
  6. "Times Union","Maloney To Liberal Party: No Thanks", May 12, 2006
  7. "Times Union","Maloney "Victory Speech Looks To Future", September 12, 2006
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  17. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
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  19. The Library of Congress, "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Open Secrets, "Agribusiness and the Farm Bill: Wayward Dems Benefit from Contributions" accessed July 19, 2013
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  29. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 9, 2013
  30. Project Vote Smart, "Maloney on abortion," accessed October 9, 2013
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  32. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  34. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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  59. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  60. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  61. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  62. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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