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.
For more information concerning my work to support our Veterans, please contact me.
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More on Military and Veterans Issues
Newburgh, NY – To honor our veterans’ service and sacrifice, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced his fourth annual “Valentines for Veterans” initiative, encouraging his neighbors throughout the Hudson Valley to join him in making Valentine’s Day cards to send to our veterans. Rep. Maloney’s Valentines for Veterans program provides schools, families, individuals, and businesses in the Hudson Valley with the opportunity to send Valentine’s Day greetings to our veterans.
Newburgh, NY — After years of working to secure a visa for the Iraqi interpreter who aided his unit while he served in Iraq, former Army Sergeant Vincent Lang worked alongside Representative Sean Patrick Maloney to finally guarantee his interpreter’s safe immigration to the United States. Many interpreters who assisted American servicemembers during the Iraq War are in danger of retribution from extremists, leading many of them to flee the war-torn country.
WASHINGTON — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that two pieces of his legislation passed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed yesterday by the President. The Investing in Testing Act will require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study the long-term health effects of PFOS/PFOA contamination, and The Protecting Servicemembers from Debt Collectors Act would stop debt collectors from contacting servicemembers’ commanding officers in an attempt to collect payment.
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) sent a letter to Metro-North’s Acting President Catherine Rinaldi asking for her help to resolve access issues for people with disabilities at Metro-North’s Port Jervis Station. Currently, people in wheelchairs or with other mobility issues have to call the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for bus service to Middletown if they want to access Metro-North trains.
New Windsor, NY —Today, after working alongside Stephanie Keegan of Somers, NY who lost her son Daniel shortly after his transition out of the military and Nelson Rivera, the Dutchess County Veterans Agency Director, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced the introduction of the Know Your Vets Act, which will help veterans safely transition out of military service.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11th.
Newburgh, NY — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney will hold a workshop for Hudson Valley residents interested in attending one of our nation’s military academies this Saturday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Dominican Center Café at Mount Saint Mary College at 330 Powell Ave in Newburgh. The workshop will provide useful information for people who are interested in the service academy application process. Representatives from all of the relevant service academies will also be in attendance to answer questions.
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.