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July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) was joined by Representatives Peter King (R, NY-2), Tom Suozzi (D, NY-3) and Kathleen Rice (D, NY-4) in introducing the Vietnam Veterans Liver Fluke Cancer Study Act, which requires the Department of Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control, to conduct a study to determine the prevalence of “liver fluke” amongst the veteran population and the link between a veteran’s service record and affliction,

April 4, 2018 Press Release

SELDEN, N.Y. - Reps. Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) and Peter King (R, NY-2) were joined by Suffolk and Nassau County Community Colleges and local veterans to announce the expansion of the VetsSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program to Suffolk and Nassau County Community Colleges.

December 30, 2017 Press Release

It was an honor to have just spent my third consecutive Christmas in the Middle East with our nation’s troops and diplomats stationed overseas. In 2015, I joined our service members in Iraq and Kuwait, and in 2016, I visited them in Afghanistan and Qatar. This past Christmas, I traveled to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Jordan. 

December 28, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Zeldin celebrates Christmas with NY-1 resident and Marine Corporal Maria Ripis of Farmingville who is stationed at Al Jaber Airbase in Kuwait.

December 28, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Zeldin meets with Syrian refugees at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Amman, Jordan.

December 25, 2017 Press Release

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December 21, 2017 Press Release
Preliminary reports appear to have indicated these veterans are carrying the dormant parasite Platyhelminthes, commonly known as ‘liver fluke’, which in several instances has led to the contraction of very serious, life threatening health conditions such as bile duct cancer and liver disease. I strongly urge the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs to make this a top priority, developing a plan and securing funding to test all veterans whose service exposed them to ‘liver fluke’, and to do so as soon as possible.