Congressman Tom Suozzi
Tom Suozzi, a trained CPA and attorney, has served as the Congressman representing New York’s Third Congressional District, which covers northern portions of Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties since 2017. He currently serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, is Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus, Co-Chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus, and this Congress, was appointed by the Speaker of the House to the Congressional Executive Commission on China.
Tom previously served as mayor of his hometown, Glen Cove, NY from 1994-2001 and as the Nassau County Executive from 2002-2009.
Tom has committed his 25-year public service career to delivering for his constituents. His philosophy is to work with anyone who shares his same goal of solving problems and making things better for the people he represents. It is a credit to this philosophy that Tom has compiled a long and successful record of tackling such tough issues as immigration, environmental protections, common-sense gun reform, caring for our veterans, affordable healthcare and fiscal responsibility.
In December of 2019, the House, with bipartisan support, passed Tom's legislation to fully restore the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction. The 2017 GOP tax bill unfairly imposed a cap of this deduction that has hurt many middle class families across his district.
As co-chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus, Tom has increased funding to help clean and protect the Long Island Sound by $17 million since being elected to Congress, a 500% increase. He also worked with Republicans and Democrats to pass legislation to increase funding by $34 million to help expedite the clean-up of contaminated groundwater at the Navy-Grumman plume in Bethpage.
As a first-generation American, Tom believes that we must reform immigration policy in a way that is consistent with our American values and has proposed reforms that treat all immigrants with human dignity and respect while protecting our border. Tom believes that, as an elected official, he has a duty to honor and support our nations veterans. He has secured tens of millions of dollars to provide housing for veterans, introduced legislation for all veterans to receive free mental health treatment, and has worked to improve the facilities at the Northport VA, so that our local Long Island veterans can receive the healthcare they deserve.
Tom has been a staunch supporter and a leading advocate for Israel and the Jewish community and speaks out against the rise of anti-Semitism and other forms of hate.
Tom has co-sponsored every major common sense gun safety reform legislation. He cosponsored and secured votes in the House to pass legislation which would expand background checks, create red flag laws, and ban automatic weapons. Tom resides in Glen Cove with his wife Helene and has three children, Caroline, Joseph and Michael.