Military and Veterans Issues
For hundreds of years our nation’s men and women in uniform have made great sacrifices to defend our freedoms and keep America safe and secure. Today, our servicemen and women continue that proud tradition. I will always fight to support our active duty troops, honor our veterans’ service, and ensure that all of these brave men and women receive the welcome arms and support they deserve when they come home.
I am proud to serve as the representative for the United States Military Academy at West Point. It is an honor to represent such a venerable institution that continues to produce our nation’s next generation of military leaders.
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More on Military and Veterans Issues
New Windsor, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) presented Washingtonville resident, Army Specialist Paul DeRogatis with a Purple Heart days before his 70th birthday, after the veteran spent decades working to obtain a replacement for his original medal. Mr. DeRogatis’ original Purple Heart was lost during the veteran’s transfer from a U.S. Army medical facility in Japan to Walter Reed Hospital while he was incapacitated and in a body cast.
WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) supported last night’s passage of the Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017, legislation that will extend existing disability benefits to Vietnam-era Navy veterans who were affected by Agent Orange. Currently, only military personnel who served on land or inland waterways qualify for treatment benefits for a litany of Agent Orange-related health problems even though tens of thousands of navy veterans were affected by the herbicides washed into the area’s waterways. Since taking office in 2013, Rep.
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced the appointment of 11 Hudson Valley students to our nation’s service academies after holding a reception with appointees and their families. United States representatives have the authority to nominate students to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. To assist with the nomination process, Rep.
WASHINGTON — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) has successfully passed another legislative provision through the House of Representatives to benefit our veterans as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The amendment, introduced alongside Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI), a former Marine Corps Captain, will help bridge the gap between services provided for active duty servicemembers at the Department of Defense (DoD) and those provided to veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
WASHINGTON — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) has successfully introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), also known as “the defense bill,” to help veterans by smoothing their transition from military service to the civilian world. Rep. Maloney originally introduced the legislation as a standalone bill called the Know Your Vets Act after working alongside his Veterans Advisory Board and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI), a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps.
Cornwall, NY – After working alongside Korean War veteran and prisoner of war (POW) Corporal Raymond Mellin of Cornwall, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced the Never Forgotten Korean War POW Act to retroactively eliminate a unique and arbitrary three-month limit on combat pay eligibility for Korean War POWs. The Combat Duty Pay Act of 1952 established combat pay for the United States military, but conditions of the law did not allow Korean War POWs to be paid for more than three months of their time being held in enemy prisons.
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), who serves the United States Military Academy at West Point in the United States Congress and on the Academy’s Board of Visitors, released the following statement on the retirement of West Point Superintendent Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen Jr. Superintendent Caslen has served in the U.S. Army for nearly 43 years, including nearly five years in West Point’s top post.
Two-Thirds of House Required to Cosponsor Coin Bills Prior to Receiving a Hearing
WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after the United States conducted targeted strikes on chemical weapons facilities in Syria.
“God bless and protect our troops. They’ve sent the message that using poison gas on innocent civilians is immoral and unacceptable behavior that the United States will not tolerate.
“Assad is a criminal and a butcher of his own people – and the international community stands united against his use of chemical weapons.
Wappingers Falls, NY – After collecting over 6,000 valentines from individuals, businesses, and other organizations across the Hudson Valley, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) capped off his 4th annual Valentines for Veterans program by personally hand-delivering these valentines to veterans at the Castle Point VA. Rep. Maloney is a tireless advocate for veterans, returning over $6.7 million to Hudson Valley veterans owed payment from the federal government, and passing five veterans bills into law.