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Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced the grand prize winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, winners for each medium, and a Facebook Fan Favorite at a reception for students and their families on Friday evening. In March, Rep. Maloney invited high school students in the 18th Congressional District to submit an entry to the annual art contest, and a panel of local artists judged the entries. This year, more than 20 students participated in the art competition, and their work is currently on display at his Newburgh Office.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) presented the Army Commendation Medal, with “V” device, to Sergeant Richard Gerbeth, an Iraq War veteran, and member of Rep. Maloney’s Veterans Advisory Board. The Army Commendation medal is awarded to service members who distinguish themselves through heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. The “V” or valor device, is awarded to service members who participate in acts of heroism involving conflict with an armed enemy.
Wappingers Falls, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a $200,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investment aimed at revitalizing 15 contaminated sites, known as “brownfields,” throughout the Village of Wappingers Falls. The funds will be used to support community outreach and assist with cleanup planning. Such grants are typically the first award in a series of investments aimed at completely rehabilitating contaminated sites.
Newburgh, NY – In response to continued uncertainty regarding the EPA’s standards of safe drinking water in the City of Newburgh, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately set a clear national standard for acceptable levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in drinking water. Rep.
Washington – After establishing a strong track record of getting things done for Hudson Valley veterans, active-duty military, and their families, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced he has been appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to serve on the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors (BOV). The BOV of West Point is similar to the Boards of Trustees or Regents at other institutions, and is charged with providing independent advice and recommendations regarding the Academy to the President of the United States.
Washington – Following the discovery of high levels of contaminants in Newburgh’s water supply, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to immediately conduct an investigation into the likely source of the pollution – Stewart Air National Guard Base. In addition to calling for a review of the source of the contaminant, Rep. Maloney asked the DoD to ensure total remediation for the City of Newburgh.
Washington – The House of Representatives today unanimously passed Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s (NY-18) legislation to combat opioid abuse by improving education for prescribing physicians and incentivizing the pharmaceutical industry to include anti-abuse properties in new medications. The Opioid Review Modernization Act would require drug companies to obtain additional levels of expert approval when seeking Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for medications that do not use abuse-deterrent technologies, like extended-release capsules.
Newburgh, NY— After attending the Orange County Veterans Picnic, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) presented Corporal John Ciardullo with four service medals he earned while serving our country during the Korean War in the United States Army. Rep. Maloney presented the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with Bronze Service Stars, and United Nations Service Medal to Corporal Ciardullo. Corporal Ciardullo was also awarded the Combat Infrantry Badge for personally fighting in active combat during the Korean War.
Poughkeepsie, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that he secured an investment of $165,024 as part of the competitive Assistance to Firefighters grant program, which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This investment will be used to purchase new personnel protective equipment, including new coats, pants, helmets, boots and gloves. The Poughkeepsie Fire Department's current equipment is near, or over, recommended service times and in need of replacement.
Newburgh, NY – During National Reentry Week and as part of his comprehensive criminal justice reform agenda, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced he is urging companies and communities in the Hudson Valley to join the “Ban the Box” initiative. This initiative aims to provide increased job opportunities for qualified job applicants whose preliminary applications may be overlooked because they were required to check a box indicating a criminal record. This past week, Rep.