Suozzi Rejects Proposed Senate Health Care Bill

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Press Release

June 22, 2017 Press Release
Calls legislation “deeply flawed,” urges Republicans to work with Democrats

Today, Congressman Tom Suozzi issued the following statement after Senate Republicans unveiled their proposed health care bill.

“It’s really disappointing that this ill-advised health care law was written behind closed doors and without any input from the Democrats. This is a time for all of us – Democrats and Republicans – to be working together to improve health care. This proposed legislation does the exact opposite. Now they want to rush it through to a vote in... ›› read more

Suozzi won’t back single-payer health care with tax increase

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Island Now

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) is not ready to support a single-payer health care plan that comes with an income tax increase, he told constituents Monday night.

While he said a single-payer system, in which the government would cover most health care costs, is ideal on an “academic basis,” Suozzi said his 3rd Congressional District already has too heavy a tax burden to support such a system.

That’s why Suozzi does not support HR676, a House of Representatives bill that would establish a single-payer system.

“I’m not going to sign up blindly for an income tax... ›› read more

Americans Must Unite To Fight Russian Attempts To Undermine Western Democracies

Thursday, June 15, 2017
The Hill

Everyone agrees Russia has been working to undermine our democracy, as well as democracies throughout Europe, including Central and Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, too many Americans and elected officials have been distracted from Russia's treachery because of the pitched battle regarding Putin's involvement in the 2016 presidential race in the United States.

Make no mistake — Putin and his gang of oligarchs pose a real threat to democratic governments, including ours. And while Putin may target democracies, he’s not doing so to promote an ideology, like communism. This is about... ›› read more

When the Welders Came to Capitol Hill

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Wall Street Journal - Opinion
Photo: Alan Diaz/Associated Press

Not all good jobs do, or should, require a college degree.

I’m sitting in my Capitol Hill office a few weeks ago, meeting with three well-dressed, well-spoken young men who earn salaries in the high five and low six figures. You see the type a lot in Washington, but these guys are different. They’re not lobbyists. They don’t represent Wall Street or any Fortune 500 companies. They’re welders.

America needs more of them and what they represent: good jobs at good wages. Last month I held a roundtable with suppliers in the aeronautic and defense industries, who told me they... ›› read more

Thomas Suozzi faces early frustrations in Congress

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove), at the U.S. Capitol on April 26, 2017, is adjusting to the frustrations of being a minority-party freshman congressman. (Credit: Sandy Schaeffer Hopkins)

WASHINGTON — As Nassau County executive, Thomas Suozzi oversaw a workforce of nearly 10,000. If he had an idea, it usually became a reality.

"I was the boss. I'd sit around and say, 'You do this, you do this,' " said Suozzi, Long Island's newest House member, as he hurriedly walked the long halls of the Capitol on a recent afternoon, late to a meeting with environmentalists that had started without him.

"Now I'm like, 'Guys?' " Suozzi said, shifting to a meeker tone of voice. " 'Maybe we can do this?' "

Suozzi's victory last fall in the 3rd Congressional District... ›› read more