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
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.
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), 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.
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.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that his office is taking part in the Wounded Warrior Fellow Program, which hires a veteran with service-connected disabilities for two years. Veterans who served on active duty after Sept. 11, 2001, and have at least a 30 percent service-connected disability rating from the Veterans Administration are eligible.
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that Hudson River Housing will receive a federal investment of $286,333 to support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs. The investment is being made through NeighborWorks America, a public nonprofit established by Congress in 1978.
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney released the following statement after President Trump ordered a missile strike on a Syrian airbase.
“First of all, I hope everyone will join me in saying a prayer for our troops who are right now in harm’s way serving our country.