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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.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of $1,161,201 for Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. The investment, made though the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will support early childhood programs for 227 children in eastern Orange County.
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.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced that working together with Governor Andrew Cuomo they were able to restore veterans services office hours to Putnam County. In May, the Putnam County NY Veterans Service Agency announced that the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs Office was ending services at the Putnam County office. Together with County Executive Odell and Putnam County Director of Veterans Service Karl Rohde, Rep.
Washington – After 16 service members lost their lives in a tragic plane crash in Mississippi last week, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) led his colleagues in a moment of silence on the House Floor to honor their service and sacrifice. Rep. Maloney was joined by Rep. Walter Jones, who represents Camp Lejune in North Carolina, and Rep. Steven Palazzo, who represents the district where the plane crashed in Mississippi.
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Washington – Two pieces of legislation authored by Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) passed the House of Representatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Passed by a vote of 344-81, the NDAA reauthorizes important national defense programs and included Rep. Maloney’s legislation to cut down on veteran’s disability claims wait times, and his bill to protect servicemembers from predatory debt collectors.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of $70,000 to help the Hudson Valley Regional Council to develop and implement a comprehensive economic development strategy for seven counties in the Hudson Valley. The investment, made through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), will be matched by an equal contribution from the counties themselves.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), who represents Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, issued the following statement after confirming that some of the service members killed in the Mississippi plane crash on Monday, July 10, 2017 were based out of Stewart ANG Base. The Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 (VMGR-452), which includes the plane and crew, is a United States Marine Corps KC-130T squadron based out of Stewart Air National Guard Base.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined local leaders in front of one of the many abandoned properties in the City of Newburgh to announce legislation to help homeless veterans and renovate "zombie" or abandoned properties. The Housing Our Heroes Act would create a pilot program within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which would provide federal investments to Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) to acquire and update blighted properties to provide housing for homeless veterans.