Constituent Services By the Numbers
Key Issues for Upstate New York and the North Country
Agriculture is the backbone of the North Country’s economy with more than 35,000 dairy farms, apple orchards, maple operations, and craft breweries. Congresswoman Stefanik is a staunch advocate for local farms, farmers, and agribusinesses.
Border Security and Immigration
New York’s 21st Congressional District shares hundreds of miles of border with Canada, and the economic partnership between the US and Canada is vital to North Country small businesses, manufacturing, tourism, and communities. Congresswoman Stefanik works closely with the National Border Patrol Council and United States Customs and Border Patrol to ensure the US-Canada and US-Mexico borders are strong and secure.
Economic Growth, Small Businesses, and Jobs
Small businesses are the lifeblood of Upstate New York and the North Country, and Congresswoman Stefanik is a champion for legislative solutions that empower workers, small business owners, and families alike. Congresswoman Stefanik herself grew up working in a small business family in Upstate New York.
Congresswoman Stefanik is a passionate and effective advocate students, parents, and teachers across Upstate New York and the North Country. Through her work on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Congresswoman Stefanik has supported bipartisan legislation to improve the public education system.
Environment and Energy
Upstate New York and the North Country are home to the largest and most diverse ecosystem in New York State, and Congresswoman Stefanik is committed to protecting its six million-acre Adirondack Park, multiple lakes and river systems, and thousands of miles of trails. She is a leading voice in Congress for fiscally responsible environmental and energy policies that create jobs and increase America's energy independence.
Congresswoman Stefanik is a tireless advocate for delivering high quality rural healthcare for Upstate New York and North Country families and seniors by fighting to lower costs, improve quality, and strengthen accessibility.
Infrastructure and Transportation
Upstate New York and the North Country are home to rural communities with vibrant local economies. Given the rural nature of the area, the need for reliable methods of transportation is in high demand and Congresswoman Stefanik has prioritized delivering resources and support for roads, waterways, sewer systems, bridges, and airports. She is also committed to expanding rural broadband access.
National Security and Defense
Congresswoman Stefanik is honored to serve as the Chief Advocate for Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division on the House Armed Services Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. As America continues to face serious, complex, and growing national security challenges around the world, in space, and in cyberspace, New York’s 21st District plays an integral role in protecting the United States.
Congresswoman Stefanik is a proud Constitutional conservative and truly believes that her utmost duty as a member of Congress is to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, including the right to keep and bear arms. Upstate New York and the North Country have a strong tradition of proud gun ownership, and Congresswoman Stefanik is committed to preserving it.
Standing Up For Law Enforcement
Congresswoman Stefanik is proud to work closely with Upstate New York and the North Country’s law enforcement officers, correctional officers, United States Border Patrol agents, retired law enforcement professionals, and investigators. She will always back the blue.
Upstate New York and the North Country are home to one of the largest constituencies of older Americans, and their valuable contributions are part of the fabric of our communities. Congresswoman Stefanik will always fight to protect Social Security and other critical benefits for seniors.
Veterans and Military Families
As the proud home to Fort Drum, the Navy Nuclear Kesselring Training Site, the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base, and more veterans and retirees than any other Congressional District in New York State, Upstate New York and the North Country understand the special pride, tradition, and history of the United States Military. Congresswoman Stefanik is honored to represent tens thousands of constituents who have honorably served our country.