Part 1 of a 2 Part Op-ed by Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1)
The rising cost of prescription drugs has dealt a crushing blow to the wallets of everyday Americans and put a great strain on the government supported programs some of our country’s most vulnerable populations, our seniors, children, disabled and impoverished communities, rely on.
WASHINGTON - Following his support of 26 bipartisan bills that passed the House of Representatives earlier this week to combat the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, issued the following statement after voting in favor of an additional 10 bipartisan bills aimed at tackling this epidemic, th
WASHINGTON - Congressman Lee Zeldin issued the following statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General released its 568 page report, “A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election”:
WASHINGTON - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, issued the following statement after voting in favor of 26 bipartisan bills aimed at tackling our nation's growing opioid epidemic, the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, through prevention, treatment and recovery.
PATCHOGUE, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) just announced the Fiscal Year 2018 Army Corps of Engineers Workplan was released today, including $12 million in funding for the completion of the Army Corps approved emergency dredging of Moriches Inlet.
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) issued the following statement as the planning process begins for repairs to the Bellport marina bulkhead and parking lot, damaged during Superstorm Sandy, which was awarded $2.3 million in federal funds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
WASHINGTON - Reps. Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) and Josh Gottheimer (D, NJ-5) introduced today in the House of Representatives a joint resolution supporting Israel’s inherent right of self-defense against Hamas and others. The bipartisan, bicameral resolution also condemns the violence and provocations caused by Hamas.
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NORTH FORK, NY — Rep. Lee Zeldin is asking residents to weigh in by taking a new legislative survey.
As growers, aquaculture specialists and agriculture business advocates convened to meet with U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin at the Long Island Farm Bureau in Calverton on Saturday morning, one issue was top of mind: the labor shortage on Long Island.
Local farmers are worried. That much was clear from the conversation around the table at the L.I. Farm Bureau yesterday.
“The big elephant in the room is labor,” Jim Glover of Glover Perennials in Cutchogue told Rep. Lee Zeldin. “Labor is the biggest issue thwarting all of our efforts to do business in our industry,” he said.
Many farmers across the East End of Long Island are hoping their congressman will push for immigration reform in order to stabilize the local agricultural industry’s workforce and allow them to hire enough workers.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) addressed those concerns during the Long Island Farm Bureau’s annual breakfast meeting Saturday at its headquarters in Calverton.
"The Long Island Sound and Peconic Estuary are precious features of our life, culture and economy here in the First Congressional District of New York. We are blessed to be surrounded by water on three sides; however, with this blessing comes the responsibility of ensuring our waters are supported and protected.
U.S. Senators from New York and Connecticut together with the co-chairs of the House Long Island Sound Caucus today introduced legislation to continue funding for Long Island Sound water quality and shore restoration programs.
Westhampton Beach-based coastal geologist Aram Terchunian was one of two Long Islanders asked to share their expertise and insight at last week’s U.S. House of Representatives Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing focusing on the need for flood insurance reform.
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY — For years, East End residents have benefitted from Aram Terchunian's expertise on a plethora of coastal issues.
Legislation to provide a combined $65 million per year to protect Long Island Sound water quality and restore the shoreline has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate.
The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act would fund two programs at $40 million and $25 million per year through 2020, Congressional staffers said.
Rep. Lee Zeldin met with students from the Montauk Public School Wednesday, answering questions about the legislative process.
Zeldin joined eighth grade students from the Montauk Public School following their tour of the Capitol, a release said.
Zeldin then took a photo with the students in front of the Statue of Freedom in the Capitol Visitors Center.