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Nearly two weeks after President Barack Obama signed a bill aimed at stemming the suicide rate among veterans with post-traumatic stress, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and both of Long Island's Republican congressmen are due in Bay Shore Monday to hail its passage.
Congressman Lee Zeldin and Senator Chuck Schumer have have re-introduced Mr. Schumer’s long-languishing “Fluke Fairness Bill,” an attempt to reform the current federal fluke fishing regulations that leave New York fishermen at the short end of the catching spectrum.
Congressman Lee Zeldin asked the Federal Aviation Administration to do its part in reducing helicopter noise on the East End before the busy summer season in a letter he sent last week.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin has reintroduced a bill that would reverse the federal government's planned sale of Plum Island.
Congress in 2008 ordered the government to sell the 840-acre island to the highest bidder, as officials prepare to move the livestock disease laboratory there to a new facility in Kansas.
U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin this week introduced his first bill as a congressman, a call to eliminate a limit on the amounts of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs home loans for veterans.
Eastern Long Island’s incoming freshman congressman will fill four prominent roles in the U.S. House of Representatives as soon as he is sworn into office next month.
By Alexa Gorman Jan 18, 2015 9:33 AM