Two Congressmen who are worthy of praise | LIHerald

Two Congressmen who are worthy of praise | LIHerald

They say that “politics makes strange bedfellows.” While they are far from being alike, two members of Congress from Long Island are playing major roles in the ongoing debate about how to open up the government after a shutdown. While their activities are quite different, both are in a position to have an impact on the debate.

Rep. Steve Israel is a well entrenched member of the Democratic minority. He is an expert on a variety of subjects, from energy to technology. But his major role is as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. His job is not an easy one. No doubt, the shutdown of the government has given Israel a great opportunity to accomplish a lot for a party that is out of power.
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