Congressman Lee Zeldin (R NY-1) recently began his “NY-1 Economic Growth Tour”. Throughout August, Zeldin will be touring NY-1’s businesses to meet with employers and employees and discuss their top priorities for growing their businesses on Long Island and creating more good paying jobs.
Zeldin kicked off the tour with a visit to Aeroflex Motion, part of Cobham Corporate North America. Cobham is a defense and aerospace manufacturing firm with a facility in Hauppauge, New York that employees 136 workers, many of whom are NY-1 constituents. One product this facility designs and builds is actuators, which is advanced technology used for the Mars rover Curiosity.
“Yesterday’s visit to Aeroflex was a great opportunity to meet with local job creators and hard working Long Islanders to discuss how we can work together to grow our local economy,” Zeldin said.
During the visit, Congressman Zeldin learned more about the hard work done at this location, and discussed the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, which he said is vital to the education of youth and the future of our country. In the last Congress, Zeldin voted for the STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R. 1020), which provides federal funding to increase STEM programs in schools.
In the 115th Congress, Zeldin announced $998,750 in funding had been granted to Stony Brook University from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide scholarship support for students entering the STEM fields. He also announced that the NY-1 district will be participating in the 2017 Congressional App Challenge, which was created to encourage students to participate in and learn more about STEM.
“All throughout August, I have the privilege of touring our great district to meet with many of our area’s employers and their workforce to discuss ways we can improve the business climate and allow local commerce to flourish,” Zeldin said. “These individuals are the greatest drivers of our economy and understand what needs to get done to give them every opportunity to succeed and thrive in a 21st century economy.”