Brindisi talks water pollution, national security and listens to veterans

Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi listens to Oneida County, tours Atlantic Testing Laboratories, delivers Valentines for Veterans and visits Helios Remote Sensing Systems

Congressman Anthony Brindisi visited Oneida County where he met with business owners, veterans and defense contractors. Brindisi toured Utica’s Atlantic Testing Laboratories, delivered Valentine’s Day cards to local veterans and visited Helios Remote Sensing Systems.

“I take the title of ‘representative’ seriously – that means being open and accessible and meeting with people in every community to make sure their voices are heard,” Brindisi said. “I heard from local business owners, spoke with employees who are helping strengthen our country’s national defense, and wished some of our brave Veterans a Happy Valentine’s Day. I got a lot of good ideas from people on the ground, and I look forward to taking them back to Congress.”

Brindisi toured Atlantic Testing Laboratories in Utica as part of his “Brindisi at Your Business” initiative. Brindisi heard from employees about their work to help control water pollution in Oneida County and keep our Upstate environment safe.

Brindisi delivered Valentine’s Day cards collected through his “Valentines for Veterans” program to Veterans at the Central New York Veteran’s Outreach Center. Brindisi launched Valentines for Veterans in late January and received more than 2,000 homemade Valentine’s Day cards from local students and families. Members of Brindisi’s staff delivered Valentine’s Day cards to Veterans in four additional locations across the 22nd District.

In 2019, President Trump signed two pieces of Brindisi-authored legislation into law to help veterans: the Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019.

For the second Brindisi at Your Business stop of the day, Brindisi visited Helios Remote Sensing Systems in Rome. Brindisi, a member of the powerful House Armed Services Committee, toured the Helios facility and learned about their partnerships with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. Brindisi vowed to continue to fight for defense contractors like Helios in Rome and the Mohawk Valley. The House Armed Services Committee will meet over the next few months to begin drafting the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

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