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Newburgh, NY – After the discovery of a hidden sinkhole beneath Water Street, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today called on Congress to immediately reauthorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Congress has not reauthorized funding for FEMA since 2011, thereby holding up the agency from accepting new applications for pre-disaster mitigation for emergencies like the sinkhole in Newburgh.
Washington, DC — Following the collapse of 14 dams in South Carolina after heavy rains, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), joined by representatives from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the American Society of Civil Engineers, called for passage of his legislation to fund critical dam repairs and safety upgrades. One high-hazard dam outside of Columbia, SC had last been inspected in 2000, despite being equired to receive inspections every three years according to Army Corps records.
Washington – Within the first few days of the new Congress, the House of Representatives unanimously passed Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s (NY-18) bipartisan Human Trafficking Prevention Act. Initially passed by the House in 2013 with bipartisan support, this legislation will help train Foreign Service Officers working overseas at US Embassies to stem the demand for trafficking and spot victims before they are trafficked into the United States. You can view Maloney’s remarks on the House Floor here.
Newburgh, NY - Following yesterday's police chase in Newburgh, Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced today federal funding for four new police officers at the Police Department in the City of Newburgh. This $500,000 investment is funded through the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring program. Rep. Maloney worked closely with the City of Newburgh Police Department to find resources to add additional officers, and working alongside Senator Schumer, Rep.
Newburgh, NY - After working with the City of Newburgh and Hudson Valley Lighting, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and local officials announced approval of a $2.9 million Economic Development Agency (EDA) investment to aid in the expansion of one of the area’s top employers, Hudson Valley Lighting. With this investment, the City of Newburgh can make critical sewer and water infrastructure upgrades to develop a post-industrial brownfield site at 5 Scobie Drive and allow for a new headquarters for Hudson Valley Lighting.