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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.
Newburgh, NY – Weeks after announcing a $14 million federal investment in Orange County Airport, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced another federal investment of $1,633,044 to continue the runway rehabilitation project at Stewart International Airport. This investment is part six of an eight phase redevelopment effort to renovate both runways at Stewart.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of $250,286 for the Fort Montgomery Fire District to secure new protective equipment for fire district personnel. The investment, secured through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, will allow the fire district to replace aging “turnout gear” like boots or fire-retardant jackets and to acquire new air packs and bottles to bring the life-saving equipment into compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced a federal investment of $14,520,795 to construct a new runway and navigational aids at the Orange County Airport. This is the third and final phase of investment in the runway’s construction, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.
Newburgh, NY — After the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released for public comment its second 5-year review of the Hudson River PCB-contaminated cleanup, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined Scenic Hudson and other local stakeholders in opposition to the five-year review’s conclusion that additional cleanup is unnecessary. Since taking office, Rep.
Chester, NY —In honor of Memorial Day, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) held a flag presentation ceremony in Chester, NY for a 100 year-old World War II veteran to recognize his service and celebrate his 100th birthday. The veteran’s family worked with Rep. Maloney’s office to organize the event, which was a surprise. Rep. Maloney presented Edward Otterstedt, a World War II veteran, with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol on his 100th birthday.