More on Local Issues
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that three area nonprofit organizations would receive a total of $375,000 in federal investments to fund drug prevention efforts among Hudson Valley youth. The investments, made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Drug-Free Communities Support Program, will support the Putnam County Communities that Care Coalition, Port Jervis PRIDE, and the Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and local officials condemned a decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to deny an anticipated annual federal investment of over $500,000 to Hudson River Housing. If no action is taken, funding will run out and the program will be terminated after September 30th.
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 – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced today that his office is accepting applications from Hudson Valley students seeking a nomination to one of the U.S. Service Academies. Rep. Maloney can 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. Students applying to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London do not need a Congressional nomination.
Highland Falls, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined top officials from the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District to oppose President Trump’s budget proposal, which would eliminate Impact Aid funding for federally-impacted lands. Because 93% of the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District is composed of untaxable land, the district relies on Impact Aid for 12% of its total funding.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced the hiring of former Army Combat Medic Khristian Silvis to serve as a Wounded Warrior Fellow in his Newburgh office. Silvis will join two other combat veterans on Rep. Maloney’s staff and focus on assisting Hudson Valley veterans cut through red tape at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney released the following statement after the U.S. Navy announced that one of nine sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a merchant vessel off the coast of Singapore is a native of Poughkeepsie.
“This is heartbreaking. Petty Officer Ingram is an American hero and this tragedy is a reminder of the risks that our servicemembers take every day to keep our country safe. I hope everyone in the Poughkeepsie area will join me in saying a prayer for him and the Ingram family.”
Middletown, NY – Amid a national rental affordability crisis, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced his introduction of the bipartisan First Time Homeowner Savings Plan Act. The bill will allow Americans to withdraw up to $25,000 from their IRA for the purchase of their first home without being penalized when they file their taxes. Experts agree that homeownership is one of the best ways for middle class Americans to save for retirement.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced three federal investments totaling $297,806 to fire districts in Mahopac Falls, Chester, and New Hampton. The funds, issued by FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will allow the fire districts to acquire new protective equipment and technology for their staff.
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.