Steve Israel

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Steve Israel currently serves the Second Congressional district of New York

Steve Israel, a Democrat, has represented the Second Congressional District of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2000. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Israel was born May 30, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from The George Washington University. He was elected to the town board in Huntington, New York in 1993. After Rick Lazio left his House seat to run for the United States Senate in 2000, Israel was elected to the U.S. House.

Congressional career

Israel "is best known for his leadership on three diverse but vitally important issues in Congress: national security, health and the environment, and U.S.-Israeli relations. Since he was first sworn into the House in 2001, he has been widely acknowledged as an independent, effective and emerging national leader. Newsday dubbed Israel "rookie of the year" in his first term, and later identified him as one of eight "national rising stars." In his first term, Representative Israel passed more new measures in the House than any other freshman Democrat, most proudly a bill to accelerate research and treatment of ovarian cancer."[1]

"In 2005, Israel formed the House Center Aisle Caucus - a group of nearly 50 House Democrats and Republicans working to establish a respectful dialogue on contentious issues instead of partisan attacks and insults."[2]

In his second term, Israel was tapped for a leadership position as Assistant Whip. In his three terms in Congress, Rep. Israel has secured more that $83 million in federal appropriations to strengthen and expand Long Island's economy, including: $41 million in defense contracts; $14 million in road improvements; $2.5 million in health and education grants; and $14.5 million in environmental protections.[3]

2006 elections

No major candidates announced their intentions to contest Israel’s seat in the November 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] Israel retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Steve Israel. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC Office:
432 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3335
Fax: 202-225-4669
Web Email

District Office- Hauppauge:
150 Motor Parkway, Suite 108
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631-951-2210
Phone: 516-505-1448
Fax: 631-951-3308

Articles and Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Democratic Study Group on National Security, bipartisan House Cancer Caucus, bipartisan Long Island Sound Task Force, House Center Aisle Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, House Committee on Appropriations/Subcommittee on State Foreign Opeartions and Related Programs,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2000
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2001
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Huntington Town Board,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 150 Motor Parkway, Suite 108, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: 631-951-2210 / Fax: 631-951-3308

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Date of Birth: May 30, 1958