Guest on The Infra Blog: Hon. Steve Israel, U.S. Congressman, Long Island

Posted by Steve Anderson on Monday, April 4th, 2011


Steven C.F. Anderson, Managing Director, InfrastructureUSA, spoke with Hon. Steve Israel at Banking on the Future, a conference presented by Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, in cooperation with Bernard L. Schwartz, Congressman Steve Israel and the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute. The event took place on March 14th, at the William and Anita Newman Conference Center, Baruch College, City University of New York

Congressman Steve Israel represents New York’s 2nd Congressional District, including the Long Island communities of Huntington, Babylon, Islip, Smithtown and Oyster Bay. He was first sworn into Congress in 2001.

Israel is a member of the House Leadership, serving as the Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

He has served on the House Appropriations Committee, Armed Services Committee and Financial Services Committee.

Israel is considered a leader on U.S. energy security, reducing our national dependence on foreign oil, lowering energy costs, and creating an innovative clean technology economy. His key energy accomplishments successfully leading opposition to the former Bush Administration’s budget cuts for energy efficiency and renewable energy; successfully funding the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy; and passing legislation to restore Obama Administration reductions for hydrogen fuel research and development. “Congressional Quarterly” called Israel’s comprehensive energy security proposals “an ambitious blueprint for energy issues.”

Steve Israel:

Infra affects everyone, every day

We haven’t learned from the past

Finding a way around political roadblocks

Infra investment is a matter of long-term economic security

Download the transcript (PDF): Hon. Steve Israel on The Infra Blog

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