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
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that his office has secured over $6 million for Hudson Valley veterans, small businesses and families who were owed payments by the federal government. Rep. Maloney’s constituent advocates assisted over 3,500 individual constituents with cases involving the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Approximately half of the funds were returned to over 800 veterans, service members, and their families.
Washington – Following an official announcement from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement on the Pentagon’s decision to allow transgender Americans to openly serve their country:
“I applaud the Pentagon’s monumental decision to allow our transgender brothers and sisters to serve openly in our nation’s armed forces. Any qualified American who wishes to serve and sacrifice on behalf of their country should be allowed to do so – regardless of race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Newburgh, NY – At a reception hosted by Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Rep. Maloney announced that 12 students from the Hudson Valley accepted offers of appointment to one of our nation’s four service academies. Rep. Maloney has the ability to 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. To assist with the nomination process, Rep.
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) presented the Army Commendation Medal, with “V” device, to Sergeant Richard Gerbeth, an Iraq War veteran, and member of Rep. Maloney’s Veterans Advisory Board. The Army Commendation medal is awarded to service members who distinguish themselves through heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. The “V” or valor device, is awarded to service members who participate in acts of heroism involving conflict with an armed enemy.
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, introduced a measure on the House Floor today to remove language in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (NDAA) that would overturn basic workplace protections for LGBT Americans. This measure, or Motion to Recommit, comes after Republicans inserted a last minute amendment into the NDAA from Rep.
Washington – After establishing a strong track record of getting things done for Hudson Valley veterans, active-duty military, and their families, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced he has been appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to serve on the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors (BOV). The BOV of West Point is similar to the Boards of Trustees or Regents at other institutions, and is charged with providing independent advice and recommendations regarding the Academy to the President of the United States.
Newburgh, NY— After attending the Orange County Veterans Picnic, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) presented Corporal John Ciardullo with four service medals he earned while serving our country during the Korean War in the United States Army. Rep. Maloney presented the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with Bronze Service Stars, and United Nations Service Medal to Corporal Ciardullo. Corporal Ciardullo was also awarded the Combat Infrantry Badge for personally fighting in active combat during the Korean War.
Newburgh, NY- Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after U.S. Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV was killed in combat with ISIL militants in northern Iraq.
“I am deeply saddened to hear that U.S. Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV was killed in combat with ISIL militants in Iraq - my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and loved ones. His sacrifice for our country is a stark reminder that the threats posed by ISIL are real, and that we must do everything in our power to ensure its ultimate destruction.”
Washington — Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced a bill to ensure that the Veterans Administration (VA) is taking the best possible care of disabled veterans. The Appropriate Care for Disabled Veterans Act extends a mandate, previously signed into law, that the VA report to Congress its capacity for the specialized treatment and rehabilitative needs of disabled veterans.
Washington — Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) introduced legislation to monitor Iran’s nuclear activities and ensure Iran is in complete compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Rep. Maloney’s JCPOA Intelligence Enforcement Act would ensure that U.S.