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Press Release

Congressman Pete King Attends Massapequa Kiwanis Bocce Tournament

The Italian-American community makes enormous contributions to Long Island life and culture. This past weekend I had the opportunity to again attend the annual Bocce Tournament at John J. Burns Park sponsored by the Massapequa Kiwanis. It was great to be able to share in the festive mood and friendly atmosphere and also watch the intense competition. Events like the Bocce Tournament remind us that so much of America's greatness comes from our many ethnic groups taking pride in their culture while coming together as Americans to form a huge mosaic and stained glass window.

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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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