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.
If you or your loved one is a veteran or service member, my office is here to help you with any issues related to your veterans’ benefits or other issues related to service so please contact our office at 845-561-1259 or fill out this form.
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More on Military and Veterans Issues
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.
Bill Introduced with 55 Original Co-Sponsors
New Windsor, NY — On George Washington’s birthday, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) joined elected officials, veterans and service organizations at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor to announce the introduction of The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act. The bill would honor the Hall with a commemorative coin provided by the U.S. Mint, and proceeds from sales of the coin will go to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor to allow the organization to develop and renovate their facilities.
Newburgh, NY – To honor our veterans and inspire civic engagement, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced his third Annual “Valentines for Our Veterans” initiative and encouraged his neighbors throughout the Hudson Valley to join him in making Valentine’s Day cards to send to our veterans. This program provides schools, families and individuals in the Hudson Valley with the opportunity to send Valentine’s Day greetings to veterans who served and sacrificed to protect our freedom.
Washington — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after four Israeli soldiers were killed and over a dozen were injured in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, January 8th.
“I am horrified by this most recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem, which claimed the lives of four brave Israeli soldiers. These attacks are a threat to all of us and only serve to further aggravate tensions in an already tense time.
Has Also Passed Nine Bills to Help Veterans, Returned over $3 Million in Earned Benefits for over 800 Hudson Valley Veterans and their Families
Newburgh, NY — Only days after announcing that his bill to increase veterans employment had been signed into law, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that the House of Representatives has once again unanimously passed his Disabled Veteran Red Tape Reduction Act by a vote of 426-0. Maloney’s bill, which will save a program that allows disabled veterans to seek out medical examinations by physicians outside of the VA for disability claims, has passed in similar form twice before in 2013 and 2015.