Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York
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Oct 30, 2015 Press Release

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.

Oct 8, 2015 Press Release

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.


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.