A Proven Track Record of Hard Work and Results | Congressman Lee Zeldin

A Proven Track Record of Hard Work and Results

  • One of the most accessible and effective Representatives and constituent services teams in the country, holding hundreds of one on one and small group meetings as well as public forums across the First Congressional District for constituents to ask questions and discuss issues important to them, while successfully resolving over 15,000 constituent cases to assist Long Islanders. ​​​


  • ​Ranked as the 12th most bipartisan Member of the House of Representatives, according to the Lugar Center.
  • Helped lead the successful fight to reauthorize the Zadroga Act and 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for our 9/11 first responders, victims, and their families.
  • Secured over $20 million in annual funding for Long Island Sound cleanup through the Long Island Sound Program and secured full funding for the National Estuary Program. 
  • As a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, cosponsored and helped lead the successful effort to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) into law, which provides $8.3 billion in funding to combat the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic, supporting programs that focus on prevention, treatment and enforcement.

  • Created the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). 
  • Helped usher into law a five-year, fully funded transportation bill that included his bipartisan Safe Bridges Act proposal, which has provided desperately needed federal funding for Hospital Road Bridge and Smith Point Bridge, among other local infrastructure needs. 
  • Delivered urgently requested support against long odds for our area’s maritime infrastructure, such as an emergency dredge of Moriches Inlet and a dredge of the Long Island Intracoastal Waterway, while advancing several vital Army Corps projects for NY-1, including the over $1 billion Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) project.
  • Supported funding for hundreds of grants and massive funding for Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Lab so they can continue their important research.

  • Promoting veteran homeownership, by ushering into law his legislative initiatives to protect affordable mortgages for veterans and expand homeownership opportunities in communities like Long Island. 
  • Successfully led the effort to permanently save Plum Island and secured $1.5 million to stabilize its lighthouse.
  • Ushered into law his Adult Day Health Care Act to aid veterans who are 70% or more disabled.
  • Steered the Department of Energy’s $2 billion Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) project to Brookhaven National Lab, injecting billions of dollars and an extensive number of jobs into New York’s First Congressional District.

  • Secured hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for hard-hit local hospitals and millions of pieces of personal protective equipment for first responders and healthcare workers on the front line of the outbreak of coronavirus.
  • Saved 3 local sewer projects, Forge River Sewer Project, Patchogue River Sewer Project and Carlls River Sewer Project, by extending the deadline for use of federal funding.
  • Expanded military child care assistance to active duty Air Force service members on Long Island. 
  • Preserved first responders’ access to their vital communications spectrum - the T-Band spectrum - to ensure they can continue to use the lifesaving communications they rely on. 
  • Led a bipartisan group of lawmakers to provide $513 million in funding over 5 years for the Sea Grant Program, which helps our local fishermen and aquaculturists continue to thrive on Long Island and serve our communities while protecting our beaches and environment.
  • Championed the successful effort to permanently extend the Conservation Easement Tax Credit and permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund which has supported over 90 projects in Suffolk County alone.
  • Led the successful effort to repeal the Saltwater Fishing License Fee; a victory for tens of thousands of fishermen on Long Island.
  • Cosponsored the nation’s strongest property tax cap, which became law.
  • Reduced middle-income tax rates in New York to the lowest level in 60 years.
  • Led the successful fight to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax for 80 percent of employers, a job killing tax that was hurting New York's small businesses.
  • Secured a new East End clinic for Long Island veterans and aided the expansion of services and extension of hours at the VA’s local Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).
  • Successfully fought to get the $9.51 Million, 80% federally funded Port Jefferson to Wading River Rails to Trails Project on track for completion.
  • Authored and secured into law dozens of other legislative proposals as well on a wide variety of issues throughout his tenure in the New York State Senate and now in Congress.