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WASHINGTON — Only days after vowing to continue the fight against potential future Hudson River anchorage proposals, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that the spending bill, expected to be signed into law within days, will include a provision to slow any new proposals and increase transparency. The provision requires the Coast Guard to come to Congress with the results of the Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) and explain its plans regarding anchorages prior to offering any future proposal.
YONKERS, NY — After the Coast Guard released a final Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) report which did not recommend the installation of new anchorages on the Hudson River, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), other elected officials, and local stakeholders vowed to oppose any potential future anchorage proposals and to hold the Coast Guard to the results of its own PAWSA report. The PAWSA was initiated by the Coast Guard after Rep. Maloney led local groups to kill an initial proposal made in 2016.
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) is encouraged by the final Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) report issued by the Coast Guard after its comprehensive review of safety risks on the Hudson River. The report does not include a recommendation that any new anchorage sites be constructed. The PAWSA process was initiated after Rep. Maloney worked alongside local groups to kill an initial proposal made in 2016.
WASHINGTON — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that two pieces of his legislation passed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed yesterday by the President. The Investing in Testing Act will require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the long-term health effects of PFOS/PFOA contamination, and The Protecting Servicemembers from Debt Collectors Act would stop debt collectors from contacting servicemembers’ commanding officers in an attempt to collect payment.
Yonkers, NY — Today, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Representative Eliot Engel (NY-16) and local stakeholders reaffirmed their commitment to stopping any Coast Guard proposals that include long-term anchorage sites for the Hudson River. This followed a series of comprehensive workshops hosted by the Coast Guard that assessed safety on the Hudson River, including the potential need for new anchorage proposals. The group of officials also lauded the Coast Guard’s Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) for its inclusion of local concerns.
WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that his legislation to require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct a comprehensive study into the long-term health effects of PFOS/PFOA exposure will be signed into law as part of the defense bill. The Investing in Testing Act, originally introduced in 2016, was included in the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed both the House and Senate, and will head to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.
Washington – After working to kill the Coast Guard’s initial proposal to install ten new anchorage sites on the Hudson River, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that his amendment to defund future attempts to establish these sites passed with unanimous support in the House of Representatives. The amendment, attached to a bill which funds the Coast Guard, would prohibit the agency from establishing any anchorages along the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston.
Newburgh, NY – Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and John Katko (NY-24) announced bipartisan legislation to increase tick-borne illness prevention and improve public health efforts in states like New York with high rates of tick-borne diseases.
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced he is taking legislative action to ensure the Department of Defense pays for the remediation of PFOS and PFOA contamination at Stewart Air National Guard Base. Rep. Maloney is introducing an amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018, which would require $35 million to be used specifically for mitigation actions at National Guard installations where site inspections revealed PFC contamination. Rep.
On June 28, USCG Suspended the Dangerous Anchorage Proposal, Effectively Killing it