|U.S. House, New York, District 18|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Nita Lowey (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$15.62 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next primary||June 24, 2014|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Virginia (1992)|
|J.D.||University of Virginia (1988)|
|Birthday||July 30, 1966|
|Place of birth||Quebec, Canada|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 4.1.1 113th Congress
- 4.1.2 National security
- 4.1.3 Economy
- 4.1.4 Immigration
- 4.1.5 Healthcare
- 4.1.6 Social issues
- 4.2 Campaign themes
- 4.1 Legislative actions
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Maloney is a 2014 Democratic, Working Families and Independence Party candidate seeking re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 18th Congressional District of New York. He will be challenged by Nan Hayworth.
He is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
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.
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.
Maloney serves on the following committees:
- Agriculture Committee
- Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
- Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
- Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
- Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
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. For more information pertaining to Maloney's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
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.
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.
Keystone Pipeline Amendment
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.
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 would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.
2013 Farm Bill
- See also: United States Farm Bill 2013
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. 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. 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. 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.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
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. 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. Maloney voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
The shutdown finally 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. 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.
Morton Memos Prohibition
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. The vote largely followed party lines.
Maloney has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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.
Maloney listed several of his campaign themes on his website:
- Women's Health
- College Affordability
- Balancing the budget
Maloney is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 18th District. Maloney is seeking the Democratic, Working Families and Independence Party nominations in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
Maloney is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
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 will face incumbent Nan Hayworth (R) and Larry Weissmann (Working Families) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
According to The New York Times, cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member 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. Maloney, unsurprisingly, gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton, 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.
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.
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.”
|U.S. House, New York District 18 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Nan Hayworth Incumbent||45%||133,049|
|Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"|
|U.S. House, New York District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012|
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.
|Sean Maloney's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 18)||$2,257,171|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,257,171|
|Sean Maloney (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$11,162.67||$516,763.51||$(75,253.43)||$452,672.75|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$452,672.75||$491,463.32||$(263,293.73)||$680,842.34|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$680,842.34||$354,426.53||$(126,174.03)||$909,094.84|
|Year-End Quarterly||December 31, 2013||$909,094||$381,609||$(145,087)||$1,144,636|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$1,144,636.37||$472,420.15||$(155,009.94)||$1,462,046.58|
Cost per vote
Maloney spent $15.62 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, New York District 18, 2012 - Sean Maloney Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$3,255,563|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$3,254,072|
|Top contributors to Sean Maloney's campaign committee|
|Willkie, Farr & Gallagher||$31,000|
|Kirkland & Ellis||$22,750|
|Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe||$22,367|
|Skadden, Arps et al||$21,050|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$126,762|
Ideology and leadership
Lifetime voting record
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.
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.
|Sean Patrick Maloney Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Average Net Worth|
|Growth from 2011 to 2012:||-93%|
|Average annual growth:||-93%|
|Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.|
Voting with part
Sean Maloney voted with the Democratic Party 82.7% of the time, which ranked 189th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
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."
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- Social media:
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," accessed March 5, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Sean Maloney" accessed June 25, 2013
- Campaign website "About"
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 9, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Agribusiness and the Farm Bill: Wayward Dems Benefit from Contributions" accessed July 19, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
- Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
- The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
- U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
- The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 9, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Representative Maloney's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Healthcare," accessed October 9, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Maloney on abortion," accessed October 9, 2013
- Campaign website "Issues"
- AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
- Somers Daily Voice, "New York Times Endorses Becker In Democratic Primary," June 19, 2012
- New York Times, "Primary Day Is June 26," June 15, 2012
- Policker, "Sean Patrick Maloney Rolling Up Labor Support," June 8, 2012
- PolitickerNY "Hayworth opponent officially declares campaign," November 10, 2011
- Tom Wilson campaign site, "Wilson announces campaign for New York's 19th Congressional District," January 17, 2012
- WNYC "In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth," June 19, 2012
- “Republicans Outraising Democratic Rivals In House Races” Bloomberg.com accessed August 2, 2012
- Open Secrets, "Fundraising for Sean Maloney" March 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney Summary Report," accessed July 31, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney April Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Sean Maloney April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Sean Maloney 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 1, 2013
- GovTrack, "Maloney, Sean" accessed June 21, 2013
- GovTrack, "Sean Maloney" accessed April 2013
- OpenSecrets.org,"Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
- This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
- 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.
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- National Journal, "New Faces: New York, 18th House District" accessed November 20, 2012
- Political Wire, "Congressman to Marry Same-Sex Partner" January 14, 2014
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