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February 22, 2018 | The New York Post

The right to “bear arms” is guaranteed in the Constitution as clearly as the freedom of speech.

But, as with speech, there are limitations when necessary to curb the threat of violence.

That’s why we restrict gun access for felons, the mentally ill and domestic abusers if they are a threat to others. And it’s why I cosponsored a bill in the fall that has only become more urgent in the months since then.

When 58 people... | more

February 22, 2018 | Newsday

Reps. Peter King and Thomas Suozzi will rally next month with Long Island high school students to call for action to end gun violence and mass shootings.

King (R-Seaford) and Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) will join students at Farmingdale State College on March 24 as the national March for Our Lives rally is held in Washington, D.C.

The March for Our Lives movement was organized after the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting that... | more

February 14, 2018 | The Island Now

For three months, Chaminade High School grad Dr. Tim Peck slept on a cot in the conference room of Central Island Healthcare in Plainview. He wanted to learn everything he could about nursing homes in order to create Call9, a program that allows doctors and patients to connect over a smartphone or tablet.

“This nursing home is where it all began,” Peck explained. “I didn’t know anything about nursing homes so I had to go live in one to... | more

February 14, 2018 | Long Island News 12

FARMINGVILLE - Advocates say they're concerned that federal lawmakers could soon pass a bill that would strip away rights from people with disabilities.

The ADA Education and Reform Act would undermine parts of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, according to the ACLU.

The bill would make it harder for people with disabilities to sue businesses that don't provide accessibility, advocates say. They argue it would... | more

February 12, 2018 | Newsday

President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan will do little to address Long Island’s road, bridge and transportation needs, in part because it relies on already-stretched local governments to kick in substantially more money for projects than they do already, experts said Monday.

The 53-page document released Monday by the White House proposes to leverage $200 billion in federal spending over the next decade to generate up... | more

January 25, 2018 | Queens County Politics

The entire Queens Congressional delegation in the House voted against the temporary reopening of federal government operations from Jan. 24 to Feb. 8.

On January 20, the federal government shut down after U.S. Senators failed to pass another bill to extend government funding for the new fiscal year. Since October 1 of last year, federal lawmakers have passed three previous pieces of legislation to keep the federal agencies running.... | more

January 24, 2018 | Long Island News

Huntington, NY - January 24, 2017 - Building on his work to promote Long Island’s aerospace and defense industry, Rep. Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) toured Bren-Tronics, a military battery manufacturer based in Commack. Bren-Tronics employs about 220 people who specialize in making batteries and chargers for military use both in the U.S. and for our allies. Bren-Tronics was just awarded over $8 million from the Defense Logistics Agency... | more

January 23, 2018 | The Island Now

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) took to the floor of Congress Thursday to deliver a defense of immigration and the soon-to-expire Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“All immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, are human beings, and they are entitled to be treated with human respect and dignity,” he said.

Suozzi’s speech comes as Congress decides the fate of Dreamers, people who were brought to the... | more

January 13, 2018 | The Great Neck Record

Since taking office one year ago, I have been honored and humbled to serve the Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. From day one, I’ve thought about nothing except how I can best serve you—the people. It hasn’t always been easy, but through it all, together we’ve managed to get some important things done.

On the environment, we’ve made huge strides in protecting the long-term health of the Long Island... | more

December 19, 2017 | Long Island Media

Long Island, NY - December 19, 2017 - Today, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) issued the following statement shortly after the Republican-led tax reform bill passed the House of Representatives.

“This legislation is a disgrace and a ‘punch-in-the-gut’ to middle-class families throughout Long Island and Queens. My district is home to over 250,000 families that benefit from the state and local tax deduction – the most in... | more