Jobs and Economic Growth
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Our economy is strong and growing stronger with an economic environment spurring considerable job growth and desperately needed opportunities for American workers. Just since the recent publication of the first part of this two-part op-ed, we have had even more great economic news. With a 4.1% GDP growth rate for Q2 announced, we have the fastest growing economy now in 4 years.
Part 1 of a 2 Part Op-ed by Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1)
Our economy is strong and growing stronger with an economic environment spurring considerable job growth and desperately needed opportunities for American workers. Millions of new jobs have now been created since the last Presidential election.
PATCHOGUE, NY- Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced that the Commander of the U.S. Army Corps New York District, Colonel Thomas Asbery, just received the needed Emergency Declaration from Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division Brigadier General William Graham, granting Rep. Zeldin’s request to perform emergency dredging of the Moriches Inlet. With this emergency declaration, the process of coordinating funding and permits will be initiated and expedited so dredging vessels can begin working on the Moriches Inlet as soon as possible.
Washington, DC – On Wednesday, March 15, 2016, Congressman Zeldin’s EEZ Transit Zone Clarification Act (HR 3070) unanimously passed the House Natural Resources Committee with bipartisan support. The Congressman’s bill would clarify federal laws governing the management of the striped bass fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) between Montauk, New York, and Block Island, Rhode Island, allowing local control over the fishery.
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Congressman Zeldin earned the award for his support of pro-business issues during the first session of the 114th Congress.
During my first 14 months in Congress, I have constantly heard from business owners on Long Island sharing stories about how various examples of bureaucratic red tape out of Washington has made it increasingly difficult to create more good paying, private sector jobs.
Southampton, NY – On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) spoke as a guest speaker at the Hamptons Magazine’s 8th Annual Local Business Seminar and Breakfast. The Congressman discussed his work in Congress to help grow our economy and create more good paying jobs on Long Island.