Reps. Nick LaLota, R-Amityville, and Joe Courtney, D-Conn., have been named co-chairs of the bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus. The caucus will focus on issues related to the Long Island Sound, including conservation, water, fishing, transportation, and energy.
“I am proud to partner with my colleague from across the Sound, Congressman Courtney, to lead the bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus. Much has been accomplished before me, and yet much is left to be done. Protecting the Sound is not a partisan issue, it is an issue important to all Long Islanders,” LaLota said. “The Sound is a vital part of Suffolk County’s economy and unique culture. I was proud to have an amendment unanimously pass the House this year to protect Long Island’s waters from offshore drilling. As co-chair of this caucus, I will continue that work to protect the Sound’s water, fishing, and accessibility for generations to enjoy.”
LaLota represents the First District, which includes Huntington.