Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) spoke on the House floor in recognition of the hard work and dedication shown by North Country Olympians at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Click here for video of her remarks; a transcript follows below.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of the hard work and dedication of our North Country Olympians who made history at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang.

The United States Women’s Bobsled team – trained in Lake Placid in my district – finished strong with an incredible silver medal win.

We’re also excited for Saranac Lake’s very own Chris Mazdzer, who made Olympic history this year, taking home Team USA’s first ever medal in men’s singles luge!

Chris trained tirelessly at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, and I know he’s inspired the next-generation of NY-21 athletes from across our region.

Chris, the North Country has been buzzing with excitement since the Winter Games began, and seeing you on the podium was an incredible moment for us all.

Congratulations to Chris and to all our Olympians who showed the world just what the North Country has to offer!

Thank you and I yield back.