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Congressman King Attends Street Re-Naming in Lindenhurst

Lindenhurst, NY - Congressman Pete King (R-Seaford) recently had the privilege of participating in the street re-naming ceremony honoring NYPD Detective 1st Grade John F. Kristoffersen a long time Lindenhurst resident who died in August 2012 from 9-11 related illnesses resulting from his recovery work at Ground Zero. John Kristoffersen was a veteran NYPD Detective who labored courageously at the World Trade Center site in the weeks and months following the terrorist attack. He and thousands of other police officers, firefighters and construction workers who worked with him became ill and died from the conditions they worked during their recovery efforts. The Congressman noted "These heroes and their families deserve our fullest support and recognition."

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With all of the partisan political struggles that get media attention every day, it is important to remember that America and the world face constant critical and possibly existential threats.

Even more than Islamist terrorism, there is the severe threat of cyber attacks from Russia, Iran, China and international criminal enterprises. At the annual "Worldwide Threats" hearing, the leaders of America's Intelligence Community emphasized the necessity of protecting our critical defense, intelligence and industrial critical infrastructure from governmental and non-state hackers. As we saw in the 2016 elections there are the propaganda and surreptitious attacks on our democratic process.

Of course threats from a nuclear armed North Korea, a potential nuclear armed Iran, an expansion China and a resurgent Russia remain as do the ever deadly Islamist terrorist threats from ISIS, Al Qaeda and their offshoots and splinter groups.

We must face the reality that we live in an extremely dangerous world which is why it is vital that the Trump Administration continue to rebuild our military and we make sure that our intelligence agencies receive all the funding and all the moral support they need and deserve to protect Americans at home and American interests around the world. God Bless America!!

Paid for by Pete King for Congress.
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