Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement on Kathy Hochul’s State of the State.

“Corrupt Kathy Hochul and Albany Democrats have left the State of New York in complete and total disarray. Under her administration, New York State is seeing a mass exodus of residents who can no longer afford to call the Empire State their home. This past year, our state has endured record crime while seeing the indefensible decriminalization of crimes by Albany Democrats. New Yorkers have watched illegal immigrants be prioritized over American citizens, and their communities become unsafe overnight. While New Yorkers struggle to afford groceries due to Bidenflation, Kathy Hochul doubles down on their pain by committing to spending taxpayer dollars on ridiculous priorities like pools. Kathy Hochul's attack on our Second Amendment drove the country’s oldest gun manufacturer out of our state, and her anti-business policies threaten to cost millions of New Yorkers their jobs. Corrupt Albany Democrats should be ashamed of the destruction of our state under their failed leadership. Thankfully, the New York Republican delegation in Congress is hard at work in congress, on behalf of hardworking New Yorkers and we will continue to do all we can to push back against the failed policies of Albany Democrats."