May 15, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney has sent a bipartisan letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel denouncing the Department of Defense plan to furlough civilian employees and urges the Secretary to reconsider. Yesterday, the Pentagon announced plans to furlough about 800,000 civilian employees for 11 days due to the across-the-board cuts known as “sequestration.”
May 14, 2013 Press Release
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney released the following statement today on reports that the Internal Revenue Service inappropriately targeted conservative 501(c)(4) organizations:
Congressmen Chris Gibson (NY-19) and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced today a $3.4 million grant award to the Culinary Institute of America. The federal award will support the development of a new coalition and first-class training and workforce development center, helping local farmers and creating 32 new jobs.
May 13, 2013 Press Release
In an awards ceremony on May 11, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced the winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for the 18th Congressional District of New York. The overall winner of this year’s competition is Shona Neary, a student at James I. O'Neill High School, who submitted a black and white photo titled: Tranquility.
May 8, 2013 Press Release
Newburgh, New York - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today released a report issued by the NY-18 Agriculture Advisory Committee that details priorities for the Hudson Valley. One week from today, the House Agriculture Committee will consider the 2013 Farm Bill.
May 7, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney joined residents and hardworking folks across Newburgh to say “I Love Newburgh” in a new video released in collaboration with the Greater Newburgh Partnership.
May 2, 2013 Press Release
With over 12,000 New York and Hudson Valley veterans waiting on disability claims with the average wait time 471 days, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney has launched an online page devoted to assisting the tens of thousands of veterans in the Hudson Valley. Rep. Maloney currently has a caseworker on staff to help veterans with their claims for educational, disability, retirement, medical, burial, spousal and dependents' benefits as well as the correction of military records and medals.
Apr 26, 2013 Press Release
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today joined a bipartisan coalition to vote in support of H.R. 1765, the Reducing Flight Delays Act. While preserving deficit reducing spending cuts, this legislation gives the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the flexibility to prevent furloughs and avert the closure of small airport towers around the country.
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney introduced the Disabled Veterans Red Tape Reduction Act, HR 1521, to help address the Veterans Administration (VA)’s backlog of disability claims. This bill allows veterans to have their medical examinations done by physicians outside the VA system to help process veterans’ disability claims faster. Currently, 20% of claims are processed through physicians outside the VA system, but the program is set to expire this year. Without timely action from Congress, the VA system would be even more overburdened.
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today advocated for inclusion of his legislation, the National Dam Safety Act, into the Water Resources Development Act . Last week, Maloney introduced legislation to give communities the support they need to ensure dams have the highest safety standards. With thousands of dams across the country posing a serious risk to communities and families, The Dam Safety Act of 2013 addresses the growing safety concerns caused by our nation’s aging dam infrastructure by reauthorizing the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) which failed to be reauthorized last Congress.