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September 13, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Zeldin: “You sir, should resign. That would be leadership.”

PATCHOGUE, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) just questioned Secretary of State Antony Blinken and called for his resignation at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing after the Biden Administration’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban’s resulting takeover of the country, the deaths of 13 U.S. service members, and Americans, U.S.

September 11, 2021 Press Release
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 forever changed our lives, our nation and the world. We all remember exactly where we were, what we were doing, and the emotions of devastation, anger, resolve, uncertainty and unity we felt. As time passes, pain eases, and more and more Americans are either too young to remember or were not yet born, we cannot allow the memories to fade or fail to honor the ordinary Americans who became extraordinary heroes on that September morning and in the years that followed. We owe it to the victims, their families, and all those who acted heroically in the days, weeks, months and years following the attacks to Never Forget the tragedy of that day, as well as the acts of selflessness and sacrifice that followed, which embody the very best of the American spirit.
September 10, 2021 Press Release
Op-ed by Congressman Lee Zeldin

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 that forever changed our lives, our nation and the world. We all remember exactly where we were, what we were doing, and the emotions of devastation, anger, resolve, uncertainty and unity that we felt.

September 7, 2021 Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) urged President Joe Biden to immediately approve the State of New York’s request for Individual Assistance for Suffolk County to help its residents overcome the damages to homes, businesses and public infrastructure caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

August 30, 2021 Press Release
The United States just completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan with many Americans still stuck behind enemy lines desperate to get out, and $85 billion in US weapons and equipment now in Taliban hands. This is a historic disgrace of epic proportions ordered by President Biden.
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.

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