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
Two months after an amendment to protect servicemembers from being harassed by debt collectors passed as part of the House version of the defense bill, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) announced that an identical version of the amendment passed in the Senate. The Protecting Servicemembers from Debt Collectors Act, attached as an amendment to both versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), would prevent predatory debt collectors from contacting servicemembers’ superior officers in attempt to collect payment.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs today demanding that the agency reverse its decision to cut funding for Hudson River Housing’s vital and effective homeless veterans program. On September 7th, the VA notified the organization that they would not receive an expected grant of over $500,000 to maintain services for homeless veterans.
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.
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.
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).
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after President Donald Trump sent a memorandum to Secretary of Defense James Mattis regarding military service by transgender Americans.
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.”
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump tweeted a ban on transgender people serving in the United States Military.
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.
Click here to watch Rep. Maloney’s remarks.