Congressman Steve Israel represents New York's 2nd Congressional District, which includes the Long Island towns of Huntington, Babylon, Islip, Smithtown and Oyster Bay. Israel serves on the House Appropriations Committee - one of the most powerful committees in Congress; and previously served on the House Armed Services Committee and Financial Services Committee. He was sworn-in in 2001 and is now serving his 5th term in the House.
He is considered a legislative leader on the issues of:
Rep. Israel's leadership positions include:
In addition, Israel serves as:
Israel lives in Dix Hills with his wife, Suffolk County Family Court Judge Marlene Budd. He has two daughters in college and two miniature schnauzers named Max and Gracie.