Addiction is a heartbreaking disease sweeping across our island, state and nation at a rapid rate and leaving behind a terrible wake of devastation and suffering — taking lives, tearing families apart, and destroying communities.
Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, announced today that a bill he cosponsors in the House of Representatives, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) (H.R. 953/S.
Washington, DC – On Thursday, April 28, 2016, the House Homeland Security Committee unanimously passed Congressman Lee Zeldin’s (R, NY-1) bill to prevent the sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder (H.R. 1887), releasing the bill from committee and allowing it to come to a vote on the House floor this year.
Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, is helping lead the fight in Congress to increase funding to supply local communities with Naloxone, or Narcan, which is a lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects an opioid overdose within minutes.
The rapid rise in drug abuse across the country, specifically the sharp increase in heroin and prescription opioid abuse, has severely impacted our local community and has become a major issue across the country.
**Sunday, April 24, 2016**
**Rep. Zeldin to Announce Major Breakthrough Regarding Legislation to Protect Plum Island**
Washington, DC – On April 20, 2016, the House Veterans Affairs Committee hosted a hearing of the Subcommittee on Health regarding legislation that Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) introduced in Congress (H.R. 2460) to expand disabled veterans’ access to Adult Day Health Care; a daily program for disabled veterans who need extra assistance and special attention in their day to day lives.