Lee (Lee) Zeldin (R-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.3826
FAX: 202.225.3143
District: 631.289.1097
Representative
Room 2441 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3201

Residence: Shirley, NY
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Diana   DOB: 1/30/1980
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Long Island Caucus
FC MemberLong Island Congressional Delegation
Co-ChairCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Tourette Syndrome
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations
Co-ChairHouse Science and National Labs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Building Trades Caucus
FC MemberNew York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
Co-ChairHouse Republican Israel Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations, and Global Corporate Social Impact
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy
FC MemberCongressional Sound Money Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Ireland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Shellfish Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberRoosevelt Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Suffolk

Bio

Lee Zeldin was born and raised on Long Island. He grew up in Suffolk County and graduated from William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, where his identical twin daughters attend school today. He earned his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Albany and then his law degree from Albany Law School, becoming New York's youngest attorney at the time at the age of 23.

Lee spent four years on Active Duty with the U.S. Army after completing ROTC and served in different capacities, including as a Military Intelligence Officer, Prosecutor, and Military Magistrate. In the summer of 2006, while assigned to the Army's elite 82nd Airborne Division, Lee deployed to Iraq with an infantry battalion of fellow paratroopers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2007, Lee returned to Suffolk County with his family. It was at this time that Lee transitioned from Active Duty to the Army Reserve, where he currently serves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In 2008, Lee established a successful law practice in Smithtown, NY. Elected to the New York State Senate two years later, in 2010, Lee's been working hard every day since to keep the promises he made to the hard-working families he represents.

In the State Senate, Lee successfully fought to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax for 80 percent of employers, a job killing tax that was hurting small businesses. Lee led the successful efforts to repeal the Saltwater Fishing License Fee and create the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program, a statewide program in New York to help our returning veterans cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). He sponsored legislation to enact the nation's strongest property tax cap and helped reduce middle income tax rates to the lowest level in 60 years. Lee also wrote the law that protects our fallen veterans and their families from protests at military burials. Lee was then elected to the United States Congress in 2014, representing New York's First Congressional District, and quickly became a leading voice in America on top local, domestic and foreign policy issues.

Lee has secured many key victories for Long Island, which have included among many other successes- Saving Plum Island, by securing the repeal of a 2008 federal law requiring the island to be sold off to the highest bidder. He also secured funding to repair the historic Plum Island Lighthouse and funding necessary to remediate environmental concerns on the island.

Delivering a $2 billion Electron Ion Collider project to Brookhaven National Lab.

Securing $8.3 billion in much needed funding to support treatment, enforcement, and prevention for those affected by the heroin and opioid abuse crisis.

Working with the Army Corps of Engineers to protect our coastlines, delivering the ambitious $1.5 billion Fire Island to Montauk Point project, in addition to several other vital projects on the north and south shores of Long Island.

Co-Chairing the Long Island Sound Caucus and delivering vast quantities of funding for the Long Island Sound Program, National Estuaries Program and SeaGrant.

Introducing and passing into law his Adult Day Health Care legislation for disabled veterans and opening a new health care clinic for East End veterans.

Co-authoring a bipartisan resolution (H.Res. 246) that passed the House in 2019 opposing the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

Successfully resolving over 17,000 constituent cases in favor of NY-1 residents.

One of only two Jewish Republicans in Congress, Lee co-chairs the House Republican Israel Caucus, and serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Financial Services Committee. He also serves on four House Subcommittees, including as Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Lee and his wife, Diana, reside in Shirley with their twin fourteen-year old daughters, Mikayla and Arianna.