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
WASHINGTON – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after reports of a training accident at the U.S. Military Academy, located in New York’s 18th Congressional District, killed one cadet and injured 22 others:
“Randy and I grieve with the West Point community and Army families impacted by this morning’s tragic accident. The loss of a young cadet is heartbreaking, and our prayers are with all who were injured.
WASHINGTON – Two legislative provisions authored by Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, passed the full House Transportation and Infrastructure committee today. The first provision, the Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act, a bill co-authored by Rep. Peter DeFazio, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman and Chairman Maloney, would require Coast Guard personnel to be paid in the event of any government shutdown. The second is a bill Rep.
WASHINGTON – After the Department of Defense (DoD) confirmed that projects at the United States Military Academy at West Point are in jeopardy of losing funding to pay for a border wall, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) demanded that DoD refrain from raiding the funding. Over $250 million in federal funds have been appropriated, but not contracted at West Point for four different projects.
WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) is encouraging Americans from around the country to join in him in sending a birthday card to Emil Valentine, a World War II veteran from his district in New York’s Hudson Valley who will be turning 100 years old in April. Valentine, who served in the 27th Infantry Division during the war, has “always wanted birthday cards from around the U.S. and around the world.” His family reached out to Rep. Maloney’s office requesting his assistance in honoring the veteran ahead of his 100th birthday.
Newburgh, NY – For the fifth year in a row, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney has ended his “Valentines for Veterans” initiative by hand-delivering thousands of valentines to veterans at Castle Point. Thanks to overwhelming support from the Hudson Valley, Rep. Maloney expanded the initiative this year and delivered additional valentines to veterans service organizations at his local office in Newburgh. A final set of valentines will be sent to the deployed airmen of the 105th Airlift Wing, based at Stewart Air National Guard Base.
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WASHINGTON – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) has been named to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), commonly known as the Intelligence Committee. Rep. Maloney will serve as the lone Democratic New Yorker on the committee.
Because of Overwhelming Public Response, Maloney to Distribute Additional Valentines to Local Veterans Service Organizations
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.