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Apr 18, 2017 12:10 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Zeldin Appointed Finance Chairman at NRCC

Lee Zeldin
Apr 18, 2017 12:55 PM

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin has been appointed to a new position at the National Republican Congressional Committee, or NRCC.

Rep. Zeldin, currently in his second term as representative for the 1st District of New York, will serve as finance chairman at the NRCC through the 2018 election cycle, following the retirement of Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri. Earlier this year, Mr. Zeldin was named deputy vice chairman for finance.

According to the NRCC website, the committee is a tax-exempt organization dedicated to the election of Republicans to the House of Representatives through direct financial contributions to candidates and Republican Party organizations. Since the start of 2017, the committee has raised $35.9 million, which it said has surpassed prior first-quarter fundraising records.

In a prepared statement, Rep. Zeldin said, “It is a privilege to serve as the NRCC’s new finance chairman ... I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues at the NRCC, especially NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers, in this new position.”

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So now The Honorable Lee will be even more conscious of the bucks than he's been so far. As Ron Schaefer ponts out in a recent letter to the Press ("Still A Skeptic?" Western Edition, 4/20/17), Mr. Zeldin refuses to join 17 other GOP congresspersons in recognizing the need for action on climate change. Note, this resolution doesn't even attribute climate change to human activity, which is more controversial, it just says we need to do something about it.

But nooo, our brave Representative ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1709), Quiogue on Apr 21, 17 11:08 AM
Who on planet earth are more hostile to the environment than the Kochs? And that our Congressional rep is one of their wholly OWNED subsidiaries should be automatic grounds for expulsion from public office.
By June Bug (1313), SOUTHAMPTON on Apr 21, 17 11:16 AM