Today is Purple Heart Day, where we recognize the brave men and women who were wounded on the battlefield defending our country. One of the first service members to earn a “Badge for Military Merit”, which is known today as the Purple Heart, was awarded to Sergeant Elijah Churchill of the Continental Army after the Battle of Fort St. George right here in Shirley!
In July, 1.8 million jobs were added to our economy, beating experts predictions, while the unemployment rate continued going down. We still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do to get our country completely back on track, but we are headed in the right direction.
During my time in Congress, I have always been able to work across the aisle to deliver key victories for Long Island. In a divided government, this is necessary to get meaningful legislation passed. I am proud to have again been recognized as one of the top bipartisan members of Congress! I was ranked the second most bipartisan younger member of the House of Representatives, joining one Republican colleague and three Democrat colleagues rounding out the top 5. This is based on how often Members of Congress sign onto legislation written by representatives from the other party and how much of their own legislation receives support from across the aisle.
There is no good reason so much of Long Island should still be without power. PSEG was clearly unprepared and understaffed for this one. As maintenance teams are working around the clock to restore power, outages can be tracked here: https://mypowermap.psegliny.com/external/default.html
The endorsements continue to roll in...Thank you National Federation of Independent Business! Throughout my time in Congress, I have always fought to protect small businesses which are the bedrock of our communities here on Long Island.
“Congressman Zeldin has proven himself to be a true small business advocate during his time in Congress. He understands the challenges our members face and has helped secure vital financial assistance for small businesses through programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program. We are confident that Congressman Zeldin will continue to support New York’s small businesses, and we are proud to endorse him today for re-election.” - Greg Biryla, NFIB’s New York State Director.
Great to see Long Islanders Backing the Blue! People are making their voices heard in opposition to insane calls to defund, dismantle & abolish police. I will always fight to defend the men & women who risk their lives so our communities are safe. @News12LIhttps://t.co/QledjQFudY
The Chinese Communist Party having access to data of millions of Americans via TikTok was a MASSIVE red flag. That’s why I was the 1st House Republican to call for a CFIUS review of TikTok last year. Glad to see key progress being made now on this front protecting Americans.