Jobs for Long Island

Congressman Israel successfully saved defense jobs in Melville and is bringing new clean tech jobs to LI. Photo: Congressman Israel visits a LI business to talk about federal tax incentives for hiring. READ MORE

Supporting Our Veterans

Congressman Israel's highest priority is supporting our troops and veterans. He has secured millions of dollars in overdue payments for local veterans. Photo: Congressman Israel visits the Northport VAMC. READ MORE

Changing How Washington Works

Congressman Israel introduced the Public Online Information Act (POIA), which requires all "public" government documents be online. Photo: Congrssman Israel announces the POIA legislation. READ MORE
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Rep. Israel Joins Gold Star Mother Dorine Kenney, Founder of the Jacob's Light Foundation, to Announce the 400,000th Pound of Supplies Packed and Shipped from Long Island to our Armed Forces Overseas

Monday, November 29, 2010

“I have visited our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq eight times, and each time I see firsthand how important packages from home are to them.  For seven years, Dorine Kenney has devoted herself to that cause, in honor of the son she lost in Iraq. This week, the Jacob’s Light Foundation will pack and ship the 400,000th pound of supplies.  That's 400,000 pounds of good morale and critical support for our warfighters,” said Rep. Israel.


Rep. Israel Asks FCC To Intervene in News Corp-Cablevision Dispute that May Interrupt Fox Service for LI Viewers

Friday, October 15, 2010

Israel said, “I spoke to officials today at the FCC and they confirmed they have offered to mediate arbitration and pledged to keep the heat on both parties to come to the table without disrupting service.  Haven quationed Chairman Genachowski about this issue in March, I know that he shares my concerns about the continued brinksmanship of these negations that threaten to leave customers in the dark.  I’m disappointed that both parties haven’t agreed to hold Giants fans harmless while negotiations continue.”


Reps. Israel, Bishop, McCarthy, Announce Plan to Increase Social Security Payments for 2011

Friday, October 15, 2010

“This recession has hit seniors hard. Their health care costs have risen and they’ve seen their savings wiped out and their home values fall,” Israel said.  “Yet, the Washington number crunchers overlooked these factors when deciding whether to give Social Security recipients a cost of living adjustment.  It makes no sense that Social Security benefits are determined by a formula that isn’t specific to seniors. We need to fix the process so that they don’t get an additional hit from their Social Security income.”


Rep. Israel Presents Congressional Gold Medal to Tuskegee Airman Ivan McRae

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rep. Israel said, “Ivan McRae served his country when duty called, joining the fight against tyranny from abroad while advancing the cause of civil rights at home.  Yet Mr. McRae and his fellow airmen didn’t receive appropriate thanks for their efforts at the time.  The recognition for the service of the Tuskegee Airmen like Mr. McRae is long overdue and I am grateful for his service to our country.”


Rep. Israel Hosts "Welcome Back Warriors" Job Fair

Monday, September 27, 2010

On Monday, October 4th, Congressman Israel will co-host a "Welcome Back Warriors" Job Fair with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, for all veterans seeking employment opportunities.


Congressman Israel with Islip Veterans and Boy and Girl Scouts at American Legion Post 1039.
Congressman Israel with Reverend Roderick Pearson and Pearl Pearson, after Reverend Pearson gives the opening invocation on the House Floor, September 15, 2010.
Congressman Israel Urges Support for the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Congressman Israel Meets with Amityville Residents at the House of Essence Beauty Salon, 8/23/2010
Rep. Israel talks with a veteran at a workshop to help Long Island veterans take advantage of new veterans education benefits
Rep. Israel joins the Brentwood community for a graffiti wipe-out event. 5/1/2010
Rep. Israel meets with participants in the YouthBuild jobs program. 4/12/2010
Rep. Israel visits Norwood Avenue Elementary School students who made valentines for veterans. 2/9/2010
Rep. Israel meets with veterans at the Northport VAMC. 2/9/2010


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States inflicted a blow on Long Islanders who want a fair shake against powerful corporate interests. It essentially legalized corporate bribery on Capitol Hill. The Supreme Court has just given corporations a new weapon. Thanks to the Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, they can now spend unlimited amounts of money out of their general treasury funds on advertising in federal elections. CEO's can walk into any government office, from the White House to a City Hall, with this message: "We've got cash to spend for you or against you. Now, how will you vote on this bill?"



Thursday, 19 November 2009

Imminently, we are told, President Obama will decide how many troops to send to Afghanistan and what their mission should be. Many are demanding that the President "listen to his General," meaning he should accede to General Stanley McChrystal's reported requests for anywhere from 30,000 to 60,000 additional forces for an effective counterinsurgency mission.



Friday, 25 September 2009

Yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, former President Bill Clinton and a coalition of green energy visionaries discussed my federal legislation and announced the expansion of a game-changing idea: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Bonds. PACE Bonds empower all those property owners who like the idea of "going green" to finally get there.



Wednesday, 9 September 2009

The August district work period is ending and Congress reconvenes on Tuesday. On Wednesday night, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on the issue of health insurance reform. No matter how you feel about the issue, I hope you will watch.

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