Tim Bishop is a champion for creating jobs in Suffolk County and strengthening our state's economy as a whole. Thanks to his efforts in Congress, Suffolk County received more federal stimulus money for education than any other county in the state, aside from New York City.
The stimulus money that Congressman Bishop brought to our district has helped fund local infrastructure improvement projects, provide much-needed relief to areas ravaged by severe winter storms, and save the jobs of our teachers, police and firefighters. Among the local institutions bolstered by these funds was Brookhaven National Laboratory, where stimulus dollars will accelerate the cleanup of the Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor. The project is expected to create about 175 jobs for Long Islanders and help get our economy moving again.