Suozzi Appears on “Morning Joe,” Pushes Back Against GOP Health Care Plan
In a nationally televised appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Congressman Tom Suozzi (D -- Queens, Long Island) pushed back strongly against the Republican-led health care plan, saying that Congress must instead present the American people with a bipartisan "consensus." The full interview can be seen here.
"This is about people's lives. We can't allow 24 million people to be kicked off their health insurance plans and allow others to get tax breaks while seniors and middle-class families are stuck with the bill. I came to Congress to work with Republicans and Democrats on bipartisan legislation that will provide all Americans with quality, affordable health coverage, and that's what I will continue to push for," said Suozzi.
Meets with Problem Solvers Caucus to Move Bipartisan Agenda Forward
On Friday, Congressman Suozzi, who serves as Vice-Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, held two important meetings with members of the caucus, which is made up of Republicans and Democrats who are coming together to create a dialogue to try and identify bipartisan solutions to the nation’s problems.
“I’m dedicated to making this caucus a model for how Congress is supposed to work. I came here to get things done and I’m committed working with anyone – Republican or Democrat – to find solutions and get results for the American people,” said Suozzi.
Urges Innovative Approaches to Nuclear Infrastructure Efficiency
On Thursday, the House Armed Services Committee held an Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on U.S. nuclear security facilities and infrastructure needs. During the hearing, Congressman Suozzi pressed the panel of administrators testifying before the subcommittee regarding consolidation efforts, cooperation with other government agencies, and their efforts to explore public-private partnerships to increase efficiency.
“Ensuring the safety of our nuclear security facilities throughout the country is a top priority. As we continue to develop our nuclear deterrent, we want to take care to maintain our current facilities and ask ourselves if there are ways we can do better,” said Suozzi.
Connects with Constituents and Communities Back Home
Back in the district, Congressman Suozzi travelled to Hicksville to visit the DaVita Dialysis Center as well as Nassau Candy. He also sat down with the North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association and New York State United Teachers.
“I am glad I got to meet with the businesses and organizations that serve our district. I was able to learn more about how we can work together to meet the challenges Long Islanders face in their effort to enrich our communities,” said Suozzi.
Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in Glen Cove
On Sunday, Congressman Suozzi joined hundreds of people for the annual St. Patrick's Day celebration in Glen Cove.
“I’ve been coming to this celebration for many years, and it’s easily one of my favorite days of the year. I love being around my close friends of this community,” said Congressman Suozzi.