Maloney Announces Staff Furloughs Due to Shutdown
Washington, D.C. – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s office announced that his office will be furloughing members of his staff as a result of the shutdown. Nationally, more than 800,000 federal employees will be furloughed, including hundreds of employees at U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Stewart Air National Guard Base. Rep. Maloney’s Washington and Newburgh office will remain open and dedicated staff will be available to assist constituents from the Hudson Valley with any problems they may be having with federal government agencies, including the Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or the Veterans Administration.
“Even as I continue efforts to end the irresponsible manufactured crisis that puts our economy at risk, Congress should not exempt itself from a government shutdown – and that includes my staff,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “I want to be clear - a shutdown will not impact our constituent advocates. We will have folks available to help my neighbors in the Hudson Valley cut through any bureaucratic red tape and answer any questions they may have.”
While voting to avert a shutdown, Rep Maloney also voted to ensure that Members of Congress and their staff receive no federal contributions to cover their healthcare costs under Obamacare.
“Families and businesses in the Hudson Valley are not getting special subsidies from Obamacare and neither should Members of Congress or the White House,” concluded Rep. Maloney.
If any folks from the Hudson Valley have questions about what the federal government shutting down would mean for them, Rep. Maloney encourages constituents to visit his website, e-mail or call his office at 202-225-5441 or 845-561-1259.