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Buchanan, NY — Following public safety concerns regarding faulty baffle bolts found in Indian Point Energy Center’s Unit 2, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called for a halt to efforts to restart Unit 2 until a more comprehensive review of the faulty bolts could be completed. Additionally, he called for an inspection of Unit 3. In a letter dated June 17th, Maloney called on the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to require Indian Point to discontinue use of Unit 2 until a root cause analysis that included metallurgical testing on the failed bolts was completed.
Newburgh, NY – At a reception hosted by Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Rep. Maloney announced that 12 students from the Hudson Valley accepted offers of appointment to one of our nation’s four service academies. Rep. Maloney has the ability to nominate students to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. To assist with the nomination process, Rep.
Newburgh, NY – After calling on the Department of Defense (DoD) to give priority to Stewart Air National Guard (ANG) Base to investigate the high levels of contaminants in Newburgh’s water supply, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that Newburgh ANG Base is now at the top of the list.
Washington – Following months of intensifying gun violence in Newburgh, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) called on the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), to make an immediate strategic investment in Shot Spotter Technology (SST) to help the city fight gun violence. The city applied for the technology as part of the BJA’s Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) program. On May 16th, Rep.
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.