Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced he will advance a package of appropriations bills that invest in American jobs, opportunity, and working families. Included in this legislation are nine of the hyper-local community project proposals Rep. Maloney submitted to the Appropriations Committee in May. These projects, which will send $18.35 million to the district, now move to the Senate.
“Funding our government is a reflection of values. This week, House Democrats are investing in good-paying jobs, the middle class, infrastructure, and American families. Our funding bills meet the needs of today and prepare our country for the challenges of tomorrow. I am proud this legislation includes my proposals to jumpstart our local economy and improve the daily lives of my constituents. $20 million dollars to the Hudson Valley is no chump change. These are essential projects ready to be executed, and I’m fighting to give them the green light.”
“We couldn’t have gotten through this pandemic without Congressman Maloney’s help. American Rescue Plan funds kept folks in their jobs and food on the table for families in Poughkeepsie,” said Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison. “Now, as our recovery continues, Congressman Maloney is advocating for our long-term development, as well as the safety of our community, in Congress. This essential community project investment will improve the lives of families in Poughkeepsie for years to come.”
Nine projects Rep. Maloney submitted were included in the Appropriations Interior, Agriculture, Transportation, and Labor bills.
These projects include:
- $3,500,000 for Putnam County for the Riparian and Watershed Ecological Restoration Project, which would restore and protect more than 100 acres of land in the Hudson River valley, increasing biodiversity, help sustaining a healthy Hudson River estuary, and reduce storm runoff and pesticide and fertilizer use
- $2,000,000 for Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh to replace the hospital’s CT scanner and purchase a Linear Accelerator, which would increase local cancer treatment options.
- $1,787,500 for the town of Philipstown for the Philipstown Highway Facilities Center, which would demolish the Philipstown Highway Garage and construct a modern highway facility with a solar panel array on the roof
- $3,500,000 for the city of Middletown for the City of Middletown Water System Improvements Project Phase II to create a reliable water source to provide water to the community of Middletown to replace and upgrade parts of the high-pressure transmission mains around the city.
- $3,120,000 for the city of Newburgh for the North Interceptor Sewer Project, which would reconstruct and realign the sewer and repave the roadways along the project’s corridor
- $650,000 for the town of Bedford for the Town of Bedford Corrections Sidewalk, which would install a sidewalk and implement safety improvements to an intersection
- $2,000,000 for the village of Kiryas Joel for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Components Modernization Project, which would
- $1,200,000 for the Family Partnership Center Community Facilities Restoration Project in Poughkeepsie, which would increase the safety, accessibility, and long-term sustainability of the Center.
- $1,800,000 for the town of Lewisboro for the Oakridge Water District PFAS Mitigation, which would repair the public water system, recently found to have PFAS levels above New York State’s maximum contaminant level
In addition to Community Project Funding, under this new funding package, New York’s 18th Congressional District will receive an additional:
- $262,000 in new funding to support local job training programs for adults and youth.
- $35.3 million in new funding for public schools supporting children at risk of being left behind
- $33 million in new funding to strengthen veterans’ health care programs