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April 25, 2018 Press Release
Summer after summer, North Fork residents’ quality of life has suffered due to the persistent issue of helicopter noise on the East End. The FAA and Department of Transportation have sole jurisdiction over the aircraft routes that have impacted these communities, but from the route’s planning to its continued use, they have continued to flat out ignore the residents directly affected. Congress must hold their feet to the fire, and Representative Meng and I are urging all of our colleagues to support this amendment to require the FAA to assess an all water route and alternatives to mitigate the impact on the residents who call the North Shore home.
March 9, 2018 Press Release
The Northeast Rail Corridor is the region’s backbone. It is the most heavily used passenger rail line in the United States serving more than 750,000 people every day on more than 2,200 intercity and commuter trains. The Northeast Rail Corridor is a moneymaker for Amtrak and the Federal Government. In 2016, nearly 3.5 million riders spent $593.7 million on seats on the high-speed Acela Express between Union Station in Washington and South Station in Boston.
August 1, 2016 Press Release

In Congress, one of my top priorities has been to repair our infrastructure. Unfortunately, in our community, state and nation, much of our infrastructure is in need of additional support.

May 23, 2016 Press Release

If you have ever walked through a security check point at an airport convinced that you have numerous ideas on how to improve the screening system you are observing, odds are that your instincts are spot on. Why is the 80 year old granny in a wheelchair being harassed? Why is the U.S. military service member in uniform with a military ID and military orders having his or her toothpaste confiscated? Why does it seem like no one at the check point has been delegated with that awesome yet shockingly absent power of common sense?

February 29, 2016 Press Release

Mattituck, NY– Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced $349,335.28 in federal funding to repair the Peconic Bay Shoreline Bulkhead and the parking lot at Veterans Beach in Mattituck Park District; both of which were severely damaged during Super Storm Sandy. 
  

February 22, 2016 Press Release

Patchogue, NY – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) released today the framework of his “New Era of American Strength” agenda for 2016 and beyond.

It is such an honor to be leading the Fighting First in Congress.” ~ Congressman Zeldin.

Recapping a few of Representative Zeldin’s 2015 Victories for NY-1:

December 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – NY-1), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that the Safe Bridges Act (H.R. 3168), bipartisan legislation he introduced in Congress to strengthen New York’s infrastructure, was signed into law by the President.

December 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – NY-1), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that he has secured the permanent removal of the Cross Sound Ferry trucking plan from the America’s Marine Highway Program.

December 3, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – NY-1), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that the United States House and Senate have agreed to a $305 billion, fully funded, five-year highway bill, following ten years of short term extensions. Congressman Zeldin also announced that the Safe Bridges Act (H.R. 3168), bipartisan legislation he introduced in Congress to strengthen New York’s infrastructure, has been included in the final highway bill. 
 

November 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C, Shirley- NY 1), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that bipartisan legislation he introduced in Congress, the Safe Bridges Act (H.R. 3168) to strengthen New York’s infrastructure, which was added to the House Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act under section 1105 (i) of the bill, passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority vote of 363-64. Passage of the House Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act, a six year bill, comes after ten years of short term extensions.