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It was an honor to have just spent my third consecutive Christmas in the Middle East with our nation’s troops and diplomats stationed overseas. In 2015, I joined our service members in Iraq and Kuwait, and in 2016, I visited them in Afghanistan and Qatar. This past Christmas, I traveled to Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Jordan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Riverhead Free Library was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition last week in recognition of its “outstanding and valuable service to veterans.”
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.
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.
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.