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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.
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that three of his bills to support veterans have passed the House of Representatives, which marks 33 pieces of legislation passed the House since joining Congress. Rep. Maloney’s Air Traffic Controller Act was included in H.R. 636, the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016, which would improve hiring and staffing of air traffic controllers and facilitate the hiring of more veteran controllers.
Montgomery, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced an FAA investment of $6,866,280.00 for the Orange County Airport. The funds will be used for the second phase of construction for the airport’s new runway and allow Orange County to create a runway safety zone, and relocate the runway away from the Wallkill River in order to protect it from flooding and major storms.
Newburgh, NY - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after he attended his first United States Military Academy Board of Visitors (BOV) meeting on Monday, July 11th.
Cornwall, NY – Following a roundtable with Hudson Valley farmers at Soons Orchard in April and extensive discussion with his agricultural advisory board, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced new legislation to help beginning farmers. The Beginning Farmer Agenda Act is a comprehensive approach to supporting the next generation of farmers. This bill would invest in land conservation to help new farmers acquire land, add new resources for farmers at USDA and invest in the development of local and regional food systems.
Washington - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced today that he has been named, as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to serve on a conference committee of the House and Senate versions of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Washington – Today, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced the beginning of a new bicameral effort to fix America’s strained public defender system. Sen. Booker is introducing the Equal Justice Under Law Act of 2016, legislation that seeks to address the indigent defense crisis in many states throughout the country. In April, Rep. Maloney introduced the Equal Justice Under Law Act of 2016 in the House. The two will partner to advance the legislation through Congress.
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a major investment of over $80,000 for the Village of Fishkill and Arlington Fire Departments to replace aging and obsolete equipment. This investment, secured through the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, will allow Arlington to replace a 20 year old hose, and provide the resources for Fishkill to replace their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or “turnout gear” and outdated alerting radios.
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney released the following statement after The United States Military Academy at West Point announced that cadet Tom Surdyke died during leave:
“I join the entire West Point community in grieving for Tom Surdyke the cadet who passed away this afternoon from injuries sustained while on leave. The loss of any young person is a true tragedy, but our hearts are especially heavy when we experience the loss of a young person who dedicated their life to the defense of our country.