Rep. Zeldin's Legislation to Rename Smithtown Post Office in Honor of Congressman Bill Carney, Signed Into Law
Watch Rep. Zeldin’s remarks ahead of House passage on April 30, 2019, here.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) just announced his legislation to honor former Congressman Bill Carney (H.R. 828), which designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 Route 111 in Smithtown, New York, as the "Congressman Bill Carney Post Office,” was signed into law today by President Trump.
“Congressman Carney was an incredible man who fought tirelessly for his constituents everyday. Even before his life in politics, his commitment to serving his country and community never wavered,” Congressman Zeldin said. “Congressman Carney will be remembered for his strength, integrity, and commitment to his district and nation, and there is no place he loved more than Long Island. Now, every time someone enters the Congressman Bill Carney Post Office, his legacy will be remembered forever.”
“Bill was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. For our community, for New York’s First Congressional District, for our nation and for the ideals in which he believed, he was a fighter until the very end,” said the Carney family. “Bill loved the First Congressional District and it was his highest honor serving its people. Smithtown was our family’s home for decades, and it is particularly meaningful that this Post Office continues to serve the people about whom he cared so deeply. Thank you to Congressman Zeldin for helping preserve his memory in a place that was always very special to him. We know that he is smiling at being remembered back home.”