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June 24, 2017 | Newsday

Local and federal officials Friday called on the state, the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman to release documents relating to the handling of all radioactive materials at a former research, testing and manufacturing facility in Bethpage.

Separately, the Navy released a report about contamination associated with those Bethpage operations and said full containment of groundwater plumes emanating from there was not feasible and likely... | more

June 22, 2017 | Press Release

June 22, 2017 Press Release
Calls legislation “deeply flawed,” urges Republicans to work with Democrats

Today, Congressman Tom Suozzi issued the following statement after Senate Republicans unveiled their proposed health care bill.

“It’s really disappointing that this ill-advised health care law was written behind closed doors and without any input from the Democrats. This is a time for all of us – Democrats and... | more

June 21, 2017 | The Island Now

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) is not ready to support a single-payer health care plan that comes with an income tax increase, he told constituents Monday night.

While he said a single-payer system, in which the government would cover most health care costs, is ideal on an “academic basis,” Suozzi said his 3rd Congressional District already has too heavy a tax burden to support such a system.

That’s why Suozzi does not... | more

June 15, 2017 | The Hill

Everyone agrees Russia has been working to undermine our democracy, as well as democracies throughout Europe, including Central and Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, too many Americans and elected officials have been distracted from Russia's treachery because of the pitched battle regarding Putin's involvement in the 2016 presidential race in the United States.

Make no mistake — Putin and his gang of oligarchs pose a real threat to... | more

May 14, 2017 | Wall Street Journal

I’m sitting in my Capitol Hill office a few weeks ago, meeting with three well-dressed, well-spoken young men who earn salaries in the high five and low six figures. You see the type a lot in Washington, but these guys are different. They’re not lobbyists. They don’t represent Wall Street or any Fortune 500 companies. They’re welders.

America needs more of them and what they represent: good jobs at good wages. Last month I held a... | more

May 14, 2017 | Newsday

WASHINGTON — As Nassau County executive, Thomas Suozzi oversaw a workforce of nearly 10,000. If he had an idea, it usually became a reality.

“I was the boss. I’d sit around and say, ‘You do this, you do this,’ ” said Suozzi, Long Island’s newest House member, as he hurriedly walked the long halls of the Capitol on a recent afternoon, late to a meeting with environmentalists that had started without him.

“Now I’m like, ‘Guys?’ ”... | more

May 10, 2017 | Newsday

Rep. Thomas Suozzi, left, talking with Hitemco customer relation specialist Noel Gibilaro, center left, Hicksville Machine Work president John Spiezio center right and Telephonics president Kevin McSweeney, during a presser to push development of Long Island's aerospace industry at Telephonics in Huntington May 10, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)
The $1.2 billion in the federal spending bill allocated for 62 UH-60 Black... | more

April 18, 2017 | Newsday

Congressman Thomas Suozzi speaks during the Long Island Congressman Thomas Suozzi speaks during the Long Island Aerospace & Defense Industry Roundtable at the Cold Spring Harbor Library Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Credit: Barry Sloan)
Long Island’s defense manufacturers should create a unified “brand” that could expand the roughly $2.5 billion in contracts they attracted in fiscal 2014, Rep. Thomas R. Suozzi (D-Glen Cove), a freshman... | more

March 20, 2017 | Great Neck Record

I would like to share my impressions of the town hall meeting I attended on Thursday evening, Feb. 23, which was led by Tom Suozzi at the JCC in Plainview.

The auditorium was filled to capacity and many people had to listen to the proceedings in the outside hall. The meeting was focused on five issues: opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); Trump’s possible connection to Putin; current immigration proceedings;... | more

March 18, 2017 | Newsday

The fate of health care was a central topic Saturday at a packed town hall meeting held by Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove), who vowed to fight to preserve and improve the Affordable Care Act. “This is a life-and-death issue for a lot of families,” said Suozzi, who criticized House Republicans’ replacement proposal.

Around 300 people filled the Polish National Home in Glen Cove for the meeting, which the first-term congressman said he... | more