Tag: Lee Zeldin

Ex-Suffolk Conservative Party Chair Ed Walsh Sentenced to 2 Years

Ex-Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Edward Walsh was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for golfing, gambling and politicking while he was on the clock at his county jail job.

Trump Obliterates Obama Environmental Regulations

President Trump said he signed his executive order to undo Obama's Clean Power Plan so he could end the "war on coal" and bring back jobs. But all his action has done, say a range of New York elected officials and environmental activists, is endanger the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

GOP Considers Gutting Maternity & Preventive Services to Secure House Votes

The fight may come down to a provision in the ACA requiring health care plans to cover a range of benefits, including pregnancy, newborn care, substance abuse, prescription drugs and wellness services.

Cuomo: GOP’s Health Care Changes Potentially ‘Devastating’ To New York

An angry Cuomo took aim at House Republicans after the provision was added the beleaguered health care bill as a way to sway unconvinced Republicans in Congress to support the bill.

Pols: Brookhaven National Lab Possible Victim of Trump Budget Cuts

Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) in recent years has received more than $540 million in federal funds from the various agencies, including the Energy Department’s Office of Science.

Long Island’s Congressional Delegation Weighs In On Controversial Raid In Yemen

Lingering questions regarding the ill-fated Yemen mission—the first one in that country since 2014—have prompted calls for a congressional investigation into how the operation was planned and approved so early in the Trump administration’s tenure, rather than relying solely on a Pentagon inquiry, which is customary yet could take months and never be made public. Long Island’s delegation is split over the issue. Meanwhile, the United States launched new airstrikes in Yemen Wednesday night.

Cuomo Calls for Probe Into Latest Wave of JCC Threats

The rash of threats, which began in January, has unnerved Jewish communities nationwide—a religious group consistently the target of hate crimes.

Suozzi & Zeldin Take Different Approaches to Meeting Their Constituents

Suozzi’s approach to meeting his constituents was quite different from the one taken by second-term Congressman Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who held an hour-long teleconference.

Long Island Reps Plan to Phone-In Their Town Hall Meetings

While Republican lawmakers have been the focus of passionate town hall events in recent days, there appears to be an appetite for such meetings across the political spectrum.

Trump Vague on Response to Russian Spy Ship Near Long Island

President Donald Trump outlined his options Thursday regarding the Russian spy ship that was recently spotted lurking off the coast of Long Island, but he didn't say what he'll do about it.