Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York
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Jan 27, 2015 Press Release

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.

Sep 30, 2014 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced that HONORehg, Inc., a not-for-profit, will receive a critical federal investment to serve homeless youth in Orange County. The $150,000 investment from Health and Human Services will allow HONOR to continue serving more than 225 children and families each year through runaway and homeless youth services.
Sep 29, 2014 Press Release
After a strong push from Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Maloney joined local law enforcement to announce additional critical federal resources to Dutchess and Putnam Counties for combatting drug trafficking in the Hudson Valley. With the new designation in the NY/NJ High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA), local agencies will benefit from ongoing HIDTA initiatives to reduce drug use and allow for further coordination of drug control efforts between federal, state and local law enforcement officers. In February, Maloney urged the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske to designate Dutchess and Putnam counties as HIDTA, and in July, Maloney wrote in support of the HIDTA application submitted on behalf of Dutchess, Putnam and Rockland counties.
Sep 24, 2014 Press Release

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.

Sep 22, 2014 Press Release

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.

Sep 10, 2014 Press Release
Congressmen Chris Gibson (NY-19) and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a major victory in the fight against Lyme disease.
Sep 5, 2014 Press Release
At the urging of Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Newburgh Community Land Bank received a 501(c)3 non-profit tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after seven months of gridlock. This decision will allow for the significant expansion of Newburgh Community Land Bank, which stimulates local planning, economic growth, and neighborhood revitalization by acquiring, managing, and disposing of vacant, abandoned and underutilized properties in a responsible manner. For months, Rep. Maloney has been working to cut through this red tape, and in July, Rep. Maloney’s sent a letter to the IRS demanding expedited approval of this critical designation.
Aug 28, 2014 Press Release
Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, State Senator John Bonacic and local officials announced $11.5 million in additional Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) funding for Orange County to recover and rebuild from Irene. Since January 2014, Rep. Maloney has persistently worked with HUD to make Orange County municipalities eligible for reallocated CDBG-DR funds to fulfill unmet needs from Hurricane Irene. Without the action of Rep. Maloney, the $11.5 million in unallocated CDBG-DR funding would return to HUD.
Aug 22, 2014 Press Release

Newburgh, NY –  After heavy flooding hit the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced a $13.7 federal investment to strengthen the Route 211 bridge over the Wallkill River in Montgomery. This investment through the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will invest in the Route 211 bridge to protect families, businesses and communities who have experienced devastating flooding from the Wallkill River.

Aug 14, 2014 Press Release
After releasing a detailed report on local transportation and infrastructure challenges in the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) outlined urgent transportation concerns to New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald shared by 1,800 constituents who answered an online survey issued by Rep. Maloney’s office. In addition, Rep. Maloney launched an online form to encourage folks to continue to report local transportation infrastructure problems including potholes, cracks and safety hazards.