Washington – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released the following statement:

"I don't support government shutdowns, and this impasse is an example of the kind of Washington dysfunction that I pledged to help stop. 

 "The Department of Homeland Security provides critical services to help keep our nation safe. In New York's 21st district, DHS funding is crucial because of the broad economic importance of our Canadian border, and the need to make sure that the thousands of North Country DHS employees are paid on time for their hard work. 

"Therefore, when brought up for a vote in the House, I will vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security and I support the clean Senate bill."