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WASHINGTON – After last month’s train derailment in Washington State killed three people and injured dozens more, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined other transportation leaders to introduce legislation that would speed up the implementation of life-saving positive train control (PTC) technology that could prevent deadly crashes and derailments.
Newburgh, NY – Mere months before hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” are at risk for deportation, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined three Hudson Valley residents who live in America legally but are undocumented to call for a permanent legislative solution that will allow them to continue to stay in America without the fear of deportation. Approximately 15,000 Dreamers have already lost protections under the Obama-era program, and hundreds of thousands more will be at risk after the program officially ends on March 5th.
Poughkeepsie, NY – After Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison were notified of a new round of heating issues at the Rip Van Winkle affordable housing complex in Poughkeepsie, Rep. Maloney sent a letter to Lynne Patton, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Regional Administrator for New York asking the agency to conduct a formal inspection of the property.
WASHINGTON – In response to December’s tragic and deadly train derailment in Washington State, Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Denny Heck (WA-10) led the Washington state delegation in demanding answers from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao regarding the Department’s adherence to train safety legislation passed in 2015. A provision of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act authored by Rep.
Newburgh, NY – To honor our veterans’ service and sacrifice, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced his fourth annual “Valentines for Veterans” initiative, encouraging his neighbors throughout the Hudson Valley to join him in making Valentine’s Day cards to send to our veterans. Rep. Maloney’s Valentines for Veterans program provides schools, families, individuals, and businesses in the Hudson Valley with the opportunity to send Valentine’s Day greetings to our veterans.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Stewart International Airport will receive $34 million in investments and be renamed "New York International at Stewart Field." Investments will establish a permanent federal inspection station for international travel and provide funding for additional enhancements.
WASHINGTON – Three years after he stood at Maple Avenue Park to announce that $11.5 million worth of unused Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) funding would remain available to Orange County for flood mitigation in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced two flood mitigation projects totaling $2.8 million.
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.
Poughkeepsie, NY — After the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council voted to lease its bus assets to Dutchess County in accordance with the terms of a consolidation agreement overseen by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) sent a letter to the FTA requesting that they immediately unfreeze $595,000 in funds owed to the city by the FTA for its operation of bus service in 2015-2016. The FTA had previously frozen these funds because the City missed a deadline to transfer the buses to Dutchess County.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of $404,650 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to support the next generation of farmers and ranchers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). Rep. Maloney has also introduced legislation to reauthorize the BFRDP program.