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August 30, 2021 Press Release
The awarding of the FIMP project’s first construction contract is a major step toward making a reality this long overdue effort to improve and secure the long-term health and viability of Long Island’s environment, economy and coastal way of life. FIMP has been among my top priorities since I came to Congress in 2015, and my team and I worked tirelessly to successfully secure authorization for FIMP during the 116th Congress, through December 2020 appropriations legislation. I am grateful to the Army Corps and all the local stakeholders for their continued commitment to efficiently move forward and finally get this project over the finish line for Long Islanders.
August 26, 2021 Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and United States Army veteran, just released the following statement on today’s terrorist attacks in Kabul and the continued crisis in Afghanistan:

August 21, 2021 Press Release
Sends Letter to FEMA and Governor Cuomo Requesting Emergency Staging Areas Closer to East End of Long Island
Henri has already strengthened from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane as it quickly approaches Long Island. Long Island needs additional manpower and resources and we need it staged further east on Long Island than East Farmingdale. President Biden must instantly approve the state’s request for an emergency declaration for Long Island and ramp up FEMA’s efforts to provide the equipment and resources necessary to help our communities prepare for Hurricane Henri, keep people safe during the storm and immediately begin the recovery process right away.
August 16, 2021 Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a United States Army veteran, just issued the following statement after President Biden’s speech this afternoon, refusing to accept responsibility for the historic failure planning and executing the United States withdrawal from Afghanis

August 14, 2021 Press Release
This instant, total collapse of Afghanistan was entirely predictable. This is a historic lesson on the worst possible way to execute a withdrawal. Generations from now, military leaders will be studying this disaster for guidance on exactly what not to do in this situation.
August 9, 2021 Press Release
It is not up to doctors and European judges to determine that this young girl has no right to continue fighting for her life. Alta Fixsler’s parents are Hasidic and the sanctity of life is at the heart of their deeply held religious convictions. Decisions about Alta’s future should be determined by the people who know and love her the most. If British doctors and hospitals refuse to provide Alta the care she needs, her family should not be stopped from traveling to the United States or Israel, where further medical options can be explored and the sanctity of her life and religious liberty will be valued. While transferring Alta will be complicated and dangerous, the stubbornness and inhumanity of the hospital and the courts have left no other options in the efforts to save this young girl’s life.
August 6, 2021 Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced that New York State has now signed the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) project, which is now expected to be signed and executed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) tomorrow.

August 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) and his New York Republican Congressional Delegation colleagues sent a letter to U.S.

August 4, 2021 Press Release
This over the top, "government knows best", authoritarian mandate is wrong and must be immediately stopped in its tracks.
July 29, 2021 Press Release
Since taking office, I have been committed to helping the Bytyqi family receive the justice they have long deserved. Despite many past promises made by Serbian officials to resolve the case of this state-sponsored murder, justice still hasn’t been served. This resolution notes that progress with this investigation should remain a significant factor in determining the further development of US-Serbian relations. The Bytyqi brothers gave their lives to fight injustice; now we must return the favor and deliver justice for their family.

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