East Greenbush, New York – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today visited Martin Electric in Rensselaer County for a small business tour.

“Today, I toured Martin Electric in Rensselaer County to learn more about their work as one of the largest electrical contractors in our region,” Stefanik said. “During my visit, I was able to hear firsthand the concerns facing our small businesses, so I can bring them to the highest levels. As a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I have introduced several legislative solutions to equip both our workers and employers to support our local businesses, and I will continue to advocate for their needs.”

Stefanik supported and voted into law the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act, which reduces challenges at ports to ease significant supply chain disruptions.

Additionally, she has worked to address the labor shortage as a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce by leading the Validate Prior Learning to Accelerate Employment Act to accelerate job seekers’ return to and advancement in the workforce by more effectively identifying and validating their existing skills gained through prior work experience, military service, life experience, or education. She also led the Employer-Directed Skills Act to empower America’s job creators to provide skills development opportunities that equip workers for in-demand jobs.