Several Democrats are gearing up to challenge Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin in New York’s 1st Congressional District. The East End of Long Island constituency is a swing district that has flipped back and forth between Republicans and Democrats since the 1950s.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has called on every New York member of Congress to oppose President Donald Trump’s plan to repeal state and local tax deductions. Schumer says the President’s plan would hurt thousands of Long Islanders.
The House of Representatives will vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. Whether the bill lives or dies could depend on the votes of three downstate New York Republican representatives. A new amendment to the bill has complicated their positions.
Republican representatives across the country have faced boisterous crowds at town halls. Some have elected to host a different form of outreach – a telephone town hall. Representative Lee Zeldin of Long Island’s 1st Congressional District held one Thursday night.