Congresswoman Stefanik is a passionate and effective advocate for North Country students, parents, and teachers. She believes that every student deserves the highest quality educational opportunities to achieve their limitless potential. Through her work on the Education and Labor Committee and as Co-Chair of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Caucus, Congresswoman Stefanik has supported bipartisan legislation to improve the public education system. In her first term, Congresswoman Stefanik worked to have the Every Student Succeeds Act signed into law, legislation that rewrote and significantly reformed the fundamentally flawed top down federal policies that harmed North Country students. Congresswoman Stefanik was recently awarded the Legislator Leadership Award from the Educational Theatre Association for her commitment to supporting public education, arts, and theatre, and she has also been recognized by the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) for her outstanding contributions to the Impact Aid Program.
Delivering Critical Resources, Expanding Pell Grants
Improving Vocational and Technical Education Programs and Empowering the Economy
Combatting Chinese Communist Party Influence on American Campuses
The Chinese Communist Party is actively censoring free speech, recruiting American students for espionage, and influencing academia through Confucius Institute partnerships with American colleges and universities. Congresswoman Stefanik is one of the strongest voices standing up to China in Congress, and recently introduced legislation to demand American institutions cut ties with these threatening partnerships once and for all.
Congresswoman Stefanik is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, where she has been praised for her support of the North Country’s private, nonprofit colleges that provide a range of postsecondary opportunities for students. She is also Co-Chair of the Congressional STEAM Caucus.