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December 5, 2017 | Newsday

Long Island’s aerospace “cluster” needs to develop an identity to effectively market itself to major defense companies, Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) said at a conference Monday.

“What are our core competencies?” asked Suozzi, a member of the House Armed Services Committee. “How can we do it cheaper, faster, better or more effectively?”

More than 300 representatives from at least 150 Long Island defense companies attended the... | more

November 23, 2017 | Newsday

WASHINGTON — Rep. Thomas Suozzi spent the Thanksgiving holiday with U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, visiting as part of a congressional delegation amid increased U.S. diplomatic pressure on hostile North Korea.

The Glen Cove Democrat toured the heavily fortified demilitarized zone at the border, where he viewed footage before it was made public of the North Korean soldier shot by his colleagues as he defected and ran toward the... | more

November 21, 2017 | Long Island Media

Long Island, NY - November 21, 2017 - U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Tom Suozzi (NY-3) today announced that they have introduced bipartisan legislation geared towards reducing opioid addiction and drug abuse in New York and nationwide.

The legislation, introduced in the Senate by Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would limit the initial supply of opioid prescription for acute pain to seven days. When a... | more

November 21, 2017 | Newsday

Both houses of Congress have passed legislation that aims to more effectively prevent and respond to cases of sexual assault at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, where the problem has persisted for nearly a decade despite reform efforts.

The latest effort, called the Merchant Marine Improvement Act, was included in the annual defense spending bill and now goes to President Donald Trump for approval.

The bill... | more

November 17, 2017 | CBS New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBS New York) — A day after the House passed its version of tax reform, members of Congress were back home urging the public to get involved in the fight as it heads to the Senate.

As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff explained, the plan eliminates the ability to deduct state and local taxes.

“If this tax bill is to pass it will be horrendous for us,” Democratic Congressman, Tom Suozzi said.

“It’s going to be less... | more

October 7, 2017 | Newsday

As members of Congress from different parties, we disagree on many issues. However, we both support the kind of tax reform that would create jobs, simplify the tax code and strengthen the middle class. And, there’s no disagreement between us that state and local tax deductions can’t be eliminated from our federal income taxes as the administration has proposed in its tax reform plan.

Regardless of party affiliation, officials in... | more

October 3, 2017 | The Island Now

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) says he does not think the tax plan President Trump outlined last month will pass because it lacks bipartisan support.

“I don’t think the tax package is going to happen,” he said Friday in a sit-down interview with Blank Slate Media. “I don’t think anything is going to happen unless people reach across party lines.”

Trump’s plan calls for cuts in corporate taxes, fewer brackets for individual... | more

September 27, 2017 | New York Daily News

ALBANY — A Long Island congressman Wednesday announced legislation designed to make it easier for prosecutors to attack public corruption.

The bill announced by Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-Nassau County) came a day after disgraced former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos became the latest of the state’s top elected officials to have their federal corruption convictions overturned.

“We can’t allow corruption convictions to be... | more

September 27, 2017 | New York Post

It may take an act of Congress to clean up Albany.

Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-L.I.) announced legislation on Wednesday to close a loophole that led to the overturning of several corruption convictions against public officials.

A Supreme Court ruling last year narrowed the definition of “official acts,” which limited the ability of prosecutors to convict politicians like former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and former... | more

September 27, 2017 | Newsday

Rep. Thomas Suozzi is proposing legislation to close a “loophole” that allowed a federal appeals court to vacate the corruption convictions of Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos, formerly the top two men in the New York State Legislature.

Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) said Wednesday that he is joining Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) to introduce a bill that would broaden and make clear the definition of “official acts” that can be used as the basis... | more