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September 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, announced the details of the upcoming field hearing on Long Island regarding Northport VA.

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 9 AM, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will host a field hearing entitled, “An Assessment of Deficiencies at the Northport VA Medical Center” at the Northport VA Medical Center Auditorium, 79 Middleville Road, Northport, NY 11768.

September 5, 2016 Press Release

Since our nation’s founding, America has been blessed with brave men and women who have answered the call to serve to protect and defend our freedom.

August 31, 2016 Press Release

Patchogue, NY – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY 1), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, announced today that the Committee will be conducting a field hearing on Long Island regarding the Northport VA on September 20, 2016.
 

August 27, 2016 Press Release

Patchogue, NY - Congresman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, released the following statement after receiving a written response from the Northport VA Director, Philip Moschitta, about the veteran suicide that occurred last weekend in a Northport VA parking lot. 

June 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, today sent a letter to Dr. David Shulkin, Under Secretary of Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), requesting an update on the broken cooling and ventilation system at the Northport VA. The operating rooms were closed in February of 2016 due to issues with an outdated HVAC system. As of today, only 3 of the 5 operating rooms are now being used and only with a temporary solution.

June 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – During a House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee hearing today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, questioned Ms. Beth McCoy, Deputy Undersecretary for Field Operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), regarding the Department’s handling of a NY-1 constituent’s application with the VA for Aid and Attendance.

May 30, 2016 Press Release

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, appreciation, and honor; when our nation gathers together to reflect and pay tribute to all of America’s fallen heroes. 

May 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, released the following statement today in response to reports that Northport VA’s operating rooms have been closed since February due to issues with an outdated HVAC system:

May 23, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, just released the following statement regarding Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald comparing the VA wait times to the lines at a Disney theme park:

“Multiple USA Today reports last month detailed how Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) supervisors in several states instructed employees to falsify wait time lists. The VA continues to fail in adequately addressing this serious issue.