Press Releases | Congressman Lee Zeldin

Press Releases

October 5, 2021 Press Release
From the planning to the execution, the Biden Administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was an abject failure. The American people can see through the Biden Administration’s ‘extraordinary success’ claims and they deserve a thorough investigation that delivers truthful answers about this failed withdrawal.
October 1, 2021 Press Release
President Biden and his administration’s feckless leadership, statements and policies have created a massive, full blown crisis at our southern border that continues to spiral out of control. We’ve now seen six straight months of more than 170,000 border apprehensions, and there have been more than 1.2 million border apprehensions since Biden took office. That number is higher than any single year since at least 2006. The Biden Administration is now revoking one the most effective remaining policies for keeping illegal immigrants out of the United States even after the Department of Homeland Security warned of the possibility of as many as 400,000 illegal border apprehensions in October alone. Real leaders tackle problems head on, not deliberately seek opportunities to make it worse to pander to far-left activists.
October 1, 2021 Press Release
Considering the science and data, vaccines widely available for educators and other staff, treatment and testing options continuing to get even better, and other mitigation measures still in effect, New York State should absolutely not require the COVID vaccine for New York's schoolchildren. In the words of President Biden in December 2020, "No, I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory."
October 1, 2021 Press Release
Despite many promises of Serbian officials to solve the case of this state sponsored murder, there has been no justice served. This resolution notes that the progress with this investigation should remain a significant factor in determining the further development of U.S.-Serbian relations. We must deliver justice for the Bytyqi family. I urge support for this resolution.
September 27, 2021 Press Release
Our healthcare workers were nothing short of heroic the past 18 months. Regardless of the uncertainty, lack of PPE and other essential resources at times, gruelingly long hours and pain, suffering, and death around them, they rose to the challenge over and over again. They helped us navigate some of the pandemic’s darkest days and saved lives. We shouldn’t be firing these essential workers. We should be thanking them for all they’ve done for our communities.
September 25, 2021 Press Release
Op-ed by Congressman Lee Zeldin

From American streets and businesses, to classrooms, political activism and media, anti-Jewish and anti-Israel hate, violence and discrimination come in many different forms and are displayed through a wide array of platforms.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Financial Services Committee, along with Representatives Tom Reed (R, NY-23), Claudia Tenney (R, NY-22), Andrew Garbarino (R, NY-2), Chris Jacobs (R, NY-27), Elise Stefanik (R, NY-21) and Nicole Malliotakis (R, NY-11), sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic

September 23, 2021 Press Release
There is widespread, deeply held concern about the growing embrace of the BDS movement against Israel and attempted normalization of antisemitic and anti-Israel ideals by private companies, institutions of higher education and political activists. This legislation takes important steps to combat anti-Israel and antisemitic boycotts by protecting American companies from being roped into international boycotts targeting Israel and other US allies and firmly establishing Congress’ position in opposition to the BDS movement.
September 21, 2021 Press Release
The Iron Dome exists to defend civilians inside our nation’s great ally, Israel, against offensive air strikes. We saw the Iron Dome’s importance and effectiveness several months ago when the terror group, Hamas, fired thousands of rockets at Israel. It’s very telling that the ‘squad’ and their allies despise it so much. It’s even more telling that Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership are willing to put Israel’s safety at risk because they are unwilling to stand up to the most radical voices in their party.
September 21, 2021 Press Release
“Terrorists are never welcome to New York City”
This must be an absolute non-starter, especially during the 20th anniversary month of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Terrorists are never welcome to New York City, and that definitely includes the Taliban’s request for this week. The Biden Administration must emphatically and immediately reject this request.