This Independence Day Weekend, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York's 18th District announced that he and his office had secured $6 million in funds for those who were owed money by the federal government. Over half the funds were returned to servicemen and women and their families.

From the Congressman's press release:

“I’m proud that despite Washington gridlock my office has been able to cut through the bureaucratic red tape to deliver over $6 million to my hardworking neighbors in the Hudson Valley,” said Maloney. “I want to get the government working for hardworking seniors, veterans, and small businesses in the Hudson Valley. My office is getting things done for folks in our community every day – if you or someone you know is having difficulties navigating the federal government, or simply needs help accessing the benefits you’re owed please contact my office in Newburgh.”

According to the same press release, over 3,500 individual constituents were helped with cases pertaining to Social Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the IRS.