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Newburgh, NY - On Monday, August 29th beginning at 11:00 AM, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will host a free grants workshop for Hudson Valley fire departments. The workshop will provide resources and assistance to help fire departments secure federal funding to hire additional firefighters, and purchase new equipment or replace outdated life-saving equipment. Previous attendees have successfully applied for federal funding. The workshop will take place in the great room of Kaplan Hall on the Campus of SUNY Orange in Newburgh.
Poughkeepsie, NY — After joining the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in Albany on Monday, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Assemblyman Frank Skartados, Mayor Rob Rolison, and local stakeholders in Poughkeepsie to outline concerns about the effectiveness of the current cleanup strategy to remediate PCBs in the Hudson River. Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a five-year review to determine the status of PCBs in the Hudson River.
Wappingers Falls, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced that he has secured a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investment of over $300,000 for Dutchess County Airport. This federal investment of $313,200 will be used to replace an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) building and a snow removal building. Both structures protect critical safety equipment from adverse weather conditions, and allow the airport to comply with federal aviation safety requirements.
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), State Senator Bill Larkin, Assemblyman James Skoufis, County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, and local stakeholders called on the United States Coast Guard to hold additional public hearings and conduct an environmental impact study before expanding mooring infrastructure on the Hudson River. In addition, Rep.
Arlington, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement in response to reports that Arlington Fire officials came to an agreement today after the District Board of Commissioner’s ordered the removal of the American flag from local fire trucks. In addition, Rep. Maloney has requested a flag be flown over the Capitol in recognition of the service and patriotism of the Arlington Fire District.
Newburgh, NY — After the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) declared Stewart Air National Guard (ANG) base a state Superfund site, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to comply with the DEC’S request for a federal remediation program.
Newburgh, NY – After securing over $2 million to prevent layoffs at the Newburgh Fire Department, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that his office has brought a total of $11,802,599 in federal grant investments to Hudson Valley police and fire departments since 2013. The total includes significant funding used to hire firefighters and police officers in both the City of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, which have faced layoffs and fiscal challenges. Rep.
Newburgh, NY – Following reports of homeownership dipping to its lowest level since 1965, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney has renewed calls for passage of legislation he introduced last year to make it easier for first-time homebuyers to save for a down payment. Current law allows first time homebuyers to make penalty-free withdrawals from their IRA to go toward the purchase of a home. However, the current limit of $10,000, which was enacted nearly 20 years ago and not indexed to inflation, has not kept up with rising costs and stagnating wages. Rep.
Newburgh, NY – After working side-by-side with the Newburgh Fire Department, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that he secured another major Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) SAFER grant investment of $2,061,516 to keep the city’s department fully staffed. The funding will be used to prevent laying off 17 firefighters, allow the department to hire six new firefighters, and will raise the strength of force of the department to approximately 70.
Newburgh, NY — Today, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney continued his “Made in New York” tour with stops at three Hudson Valley employers in Orange County. He met with business owners and employees and talked about ways to expand manufacturing, grow the economy and create jobs in New York. During the tour, Rep. Maloney visited Takasago International Corporation in Harriman, President Container in Middletown, and GTI Graphic Technology in Newburgh.