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July 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced that the House of Representatives today passed his bipartisan bill, the Plum Island Preservation Act (H.R. 2182), which would prevent the sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder. H.R.

July 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced the First Congressional District of New York’s participation in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge. Hosted by Members of Congress for their district, the Congressional App Challenge is an app competition for any student who has not yet graduated high school. The competition runs from July 26, 2017, through November 1, 2017. 

July 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), co-chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus and a founding member of the bipartisan Congressional Estuary Caucus, announced today that important federal funding was added for both the Long Island Sound Program and National Estuary Program in the Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for FY 2018 at $8 million

July 21, 2017 Press Release

Patchogue, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will make an additional approximately $1.5 billion available to help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure through grant funding.

July 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced today that the House of Representatives is expected to vote next week on his bipartisan bill to prevent the sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder: The Plum Island Preservation Act (H.R. 2182).

July 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, recognizing the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard.

July 19, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today announced that bipartisan legislation he introduced in the House of Representatives, the Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2017 (H.R. 1196), passed the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.

July 19, 2017 Press Release

Westhampton, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced today that a $180,000 federal grant has been awarded to Francis Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, New York, which is home of the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard. The federal grant, secured through the U.S.

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In The News

February 14, 2016 In The News

A Suffolk congressman is proposing federal legislation that would fund a three-year, $25 million nationwide veterans peer support program modeled on one he helped establish in New York State.

February 9, 2016 In The News

Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin is introducing legislation that would create nationwide “peer to peer” counseling for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It’s based on a program he helped create while in the New York State Senate that’s already up and running.

Zeldin said the program in New York has helped more than 1,500 veterans struggling with PTSD.

December 15, 2015 In The News

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California, U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin has introduced legislation that aims to prevent suspected terrorists from buying legal firearms and explosives, although denials would require a court order.

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December 15, 2015 In The News

A U.S. House of Representatives committee held a rare field hearing in Riverhead yesterday, the first time in recent memory such a committee has formally met on the East End.

December 15, 2015 In The News

Veterans who live on the East End will be able to access health care at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, which has just been approved as a new member of the Veterans Choice Program under the Department of Veterans Affairs, Rep. Lee Zeldin announced yesterday.

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October 21, 2015 In The News

Riverhead Free Library was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition last week in recognition of its “outstanding and valuable service to veterans.”

October 21, 2015 In The News

A program aimed at fathers and administered by the Retreat, a domestic violence agency in East Hampton, has received a huge financial boost from the federal government, to the tune of $1 million a year for five years. 

October 16, 2015 In The News

Lee Zeldin speaks softly and carries a big stick.

The freshman Republican congressman from New York’s First District sits in a banquette at The Fourth restaurant in Manhattan, sips a cappuccino, and says things at just above a whisper. But his words are the embodiment of peace through strength. Zeldin is a low-key tough guy. 

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October 16, 2015 In The News

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) recently announced that The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative, a program run by The Retreat Inc. based in East Hampton, has received almost $1 million in funding.

October 16, 2015 In The News

Local Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) recently received the “Supporter of Nature” award from the Nature Conservancy.

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