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.
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.
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.
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.
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.