Lee M. Zeldin's Press releases

Senator Zeldin Honors Dr. Martin Luther King

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!”

Dr. Martin Luther King- August 28, 1963 

 

Today, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday…and his Dream

January 20, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Calls for Delay of Common Core

Senator Lee Zeldin Calls for Delay of Common Core 

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley) just released the following statement calling for a delay on the implementation of Common Core:

January 15, 2014
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Honoring Our Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans: A Column by Senator Lee Zeldin

A distinctly American tradition, Veterans Day serves as an important reminder to honor and thank all of those who have sacrificed so much to preserve American freedom and liberty.

November 13, 2013
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Senator Zeldin Calls for Passage of His Legislation to Remove Deceased New Yorkers from the Voter Rolls

THE VOTING DEAD

Senator Zeldin Calls for Passage of His Legislation to Remove Deceased New Yorkers from the Voter Rolls

ALBANY- In an effort to promote and preserve our democratic process, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley)called today for passage of his legislation (S.1688) to ensure that the names of deceased voters are removed from the voter rolls upon their death.

November 7, 2013
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Senator Zeldin Hosts Annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Last week, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Senator Lee M. Zeldin celebrated the accomplishments of several local Hispanic leaders and recognized them for the invaluable roles they play in our community.

The lively event featured performances by Traditiones De Me Tierra, a Traditional Ecuadorian Native Folk Dance Group, and the Central Islip High School Concert Choir. The Keynote Address was given by Briarcliffe Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Hubert Benitez, who was honored along with several others for the diverse ways in which they contribute to the community.

October 21, 2013
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Senator Zeldin and the Suffolk County Sober Home Oversight Board Address the State of Sober Homes in Suffolk

  

Senator Zeldin and the Suffolk County Sober Home Oversight Board Address the State of Sober Homes in Suffolk

Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley), in conjunction with Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning and the Suffolk County Sober Home Oversight Board, held a successful event yesterday to examine and discuss the state of Sober Living Homes in Suffolk County.

October 16, 2013
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Senator Zeldin Thanks Commissioner King for Visit, Remains Critical of Common Core Implementation

Senator Zeldin Thanks Commissioner King for Visit, Remains Critical of Common Core Implementation

 

New York State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) just released the following statement after the conclusion of a meeting and tour with Commission John B. King, Jr. at John S. Hobart Elementary School in the William Floyd School District:

 

October 16, 2013
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Senator Lee Zeldin Urges the Federal Government to Make Mastic Beach a Priority

Senator Lee Zeldin Urges the Federal Government to Make Mastic Beach a Priority

MASTIC BEACH—In a letter to federal elected officials representing Mastic Beach, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley) joined other local elected officials today to ask for a project to be expedited to replenish sand dunes on Fire Island just south of the Village of Mastic Beach which were wiped away by Super Storm Sandy.

A copy of the letter, signed by Senator Zeldin, Assemblyman Edward Hennessey, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine, Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico, Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning, and Mastic Beach Mayor Bill Biondi is attached.

 

August 16, 2013
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Consumer Protection Alert

The state is taking steps to warn parents, guardians, and young adults about the growing trend of child-identity theft.

August 15, 2013
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Statement by Senator Zeldin Regarding Today’s Release of New State Education Test Scores

Statement by Senator Zeldin Regarding Today’s Release of New State Education Test Scores

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R,C,I- Shirley) just released the following statement following today’s announcement of new state education test scores:

August 7, 2013
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ZELDIN AND DINOWITZ WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT CONSUMERS AGAINST COUNTERFEIT AIRBAGS

ZELDIN AND DINOWITZ WORK TOGETHER TO PROTECT CONSUMERS AGAINST COUNTERFEIT AIRBAGS

ALBANY- Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley), and Chairman of the Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), today announced that their legislation, the Counterfeit Airbag Prevention Act (S. 5037-B/A.6378-B), was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The law, which goes into effect in November, aims to protect unsuspecting consumers from the installation of potentially fatal counterfeit airbags.

August 1, 2013
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SENATOR ZELDIN WISHES THE COMMUNITY A HAPPY 4th OF JULY

This 4th of July, let us each take pause to remember and thank all of those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our great nation and uphold our Constitution. If not for their brave service, the freedoms and liberties that many often take for granted could cease to exist, so to them I am eternally grateful.

Having spent the last week on Army Reserve Duty at Fort Drum, New York, I am reminded of my fellow brothers and sisters in uniform currently serving our great nation from remote locations around the world. I send my thoughts, prayers and sincerest thanks to those sacrificing time away from their family and friends to protect and defend our way of life.

July 1, 2013
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SENATE PASSES THE NEW YORK STATE CRIMINAL STREET GANG ACT

ALBANY— Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) announced today that the State Senate passed the Criminal Street Gang Act (S. 4444-A) legislation which he sponsored along with Senator Martin Golden to take direct action to prevent criminal gang violence.

This legislation comes on the heels of an awareness campaign driven by community leaders in Brentwood and Central Islip, family members of gang violence victims and State and local officials who sought to unite communities affected by gang violence through prayer and peace rallies over the past weeks.

June 21, 2013
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Statement from Senator Lee M. Zeldin RE: Senate approval of MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast

“Today, I join my colleagues in approving Thomas Prendergast, the Governors nominee to be the Chairman of the MTA.

As a member of the Senate standing Committee on Transportation, I had the opportunity to discuss with the New MTA Chairman my concerns with the way the MTA currently operates, and some suggestions on how to address those concerns including: enacting cost cutting measures, re-negotiating collective bargaining agreements, measuring the fiscal impact of the real estate transfer tax collections, selling off excess real estate holdings, reducing the cash and investment float and lowering the excessive number of managers and supervisors, just to name a few.

June 20, 2013
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ZELDIN BILL TO PROTECT CONSUMERS AGAINST COUNTERFEIT AIRBAGS PASSES SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

ALBANY- Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley), today announced that the State Senate has passed his legislation, the Counterfeit Airbag Prevention Act (S. 5037-B), to protect unsuspecting consumers from the installation of potentially fatal counterfeit airbags.

Since 2010, when U.S. customs intercepted over 300 counterfeit airbags manufactured at Guangzhou Global Auto parts, and bearing the logos of Honda, BMW, Lexus, and Audi, the US has become aware of a growing proliferation of counterfeit automobile parts.

June 20, 2013
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ZELDIN ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES COMPREHENSIVE HURRICANE SANDY LEGISLATION

Bills Offer Relief to Businesses, Homeowners, Local Governments, and School Districts; Increase Disaster Preparedness; and Remove Obstacles to Recovery

The New York State Senate today passed a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness. The package, made up of over 20 bills, will be integral to providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm, and give those responsible for disaster response the tools they need to be more effective and efficient.

June 18, 2013
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Statement from Senator Lee M. Zeldin The Passing of Senator Caesar Trunzo

"It is with deep sadness, that we pause to mourn, honor and remember the life of former New York State Senator Caesar Trunzo. He was a man who dedicated his life to public service and, in so doing, profoundly impacted the lives of so many New Yorkers. The Third Senatorial District was very well represented during Senator Trunzo's time in office. He fought hard for individuals, organizations and communities throughout his Senate District. Senator Trunzo also served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.

May 29, 2013
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin Releases Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project First Year Progress Report

Mastic Beach, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) today released the First Year Progress Report of the Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project.

The Project was announced on April, 29, 2012, with a 33 page collaborative report detailing proposed projects that community leaders, including local elected officials from every layer of government, have agreed to work together towards achieving.

May 3, 2013
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Senators Carlucci, Zeldin and Ball and Westchester County Executive Astorino and Putnam County Executive Odell Announce the Expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program To Westchester, Rockland and Putman Counties

Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley) today joined Senators David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Chairman of the Senate Mental Health Committee and Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee as well as Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Putman County Executive Mary Odell to announce funding for the expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program to Westchester, Rockland and Putman Counties. The continuation and expansion of the PFC Joseph Dwyer PTSD Peer-to-Peer Veterans Counseling program was approved as part of the 2013-14 state budget.

May 2, 2013
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