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Rep. Zeldin Statement Following Presidential Address

February 28, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s address tonight in front of a Joint Session of Congress:
“Tonight, President Trump, during his first Presidential address before a Joint Session of Congress, discussed many of his legislative priorities for the months and years ahead. There are many challenges facing our nation, but there are so many great ways to lift up our country by growing our economy and expanding opportunities for all Americans, all while protecting our security, which is the primary function constitutionally of our federal government.
President Trump was elected last November and deserves our support to succeed, understanding that his success will be our success as Americans. I had the similar belief entering the New York State Senate in 2011 with a new Governor in our state, Andrew Cuomo, who may have been the opposite political party, but my same view applied and I spoke about it publicly then as I do now.
It is ok to agree or disagree with our President, but where there is common ground that can be found, we should work together whenever, wherever possible. There is too much at stake from health care to tax reform, strengthening our military and supporting our veterans.
Speaking of our veterans, it was my highest honor to have as my guest World War II veteran Andrew Bongiorno of Hauppauge. He is currently battling Stage IV cancer, but clearly has a huge heart of gold, unyielding passion for our freedoms and liberties, and the will to tackle any challenge in front of him.
President Trump delivered important words tonight and I am looking forward to working with him to secure our country, grow our economy, and continue fighting for the greatest nation in the world.”
You can read more about Congressman Zeldin's guest, Andrew Bongiorno, here