Jobs and Economic Growth
Congresswoman Stefanik was born and raised in an Upstate small business family – when she was a child, she watched as her parents risked everything to start their plywood distribution business. Over twenty years later, Elise’s family’s business works with over 1,000 small businesses in Upstate New York. Elise understands the hard work, long days and determination it takes for Main Street small businesses to be successful in Upstate New York.
She also understands how often times regulations and mandates from the federal government only stifle economic growth and job creation.
Now more than ever, Congress needs an Upstate voice that truly understands the unique needs of small businesses and will fight for Main Streets throughout the 21st Congressional District.
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More on Jobs and Economic Growth
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced that her efforts to enhance opportunities for departing service members through the SkillBridge program have been successful. The U.S. Department of Labor released an opinion letter clarifying that employers providing meaningful on-the-job training to active duty service members through the SkillBridge program are not subject to various employment laws.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced a $535,000 Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) grant for the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency. This funding will restore a previously vacant industrial building lot in Oswegatchie, NY. The new site will house a fully integrated log handling, sawing, and finishing facility. The project is estimated to result in the retention of 100 jobs, and the creation of 20 additional jobs.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced a $38,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant for technical assistance, in the form of leadership and supervisory training, to local small business owners across multiple counties by the North Country Chamber of Commerce in Plattsburgh, NY. This funding will support training for businesses in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and St.
Waddington, N.Y. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spoke at the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament over the weekend in Waddington on the St. Lawrence River for her 1,000th Constituent District event since taking office in January 2015. This tally does not include meetings with constituents in Washington, D.C. The 5th annual Bassmaster Elite Series was a weekend long event, and Congresswoman Stefanik attended and spoke on Military and First Responder Appreciation Day. She spoke about the importance of the St. Lawrence river to the North Country economy and recognized St.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has introduced the Renewable Electricity Tax Credit Equalization Act along with Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA), bipartisan legislation to extend tax credits for investments in qualified renewable energy production, including closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, geothermal, municipal solid waste, qualified hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic. This bill also equalizes the treatment of renewable technologies by eliminating the arbitrary 50% reduction of the production credit for these baseload technologies.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01), and Congressman Phil Roe (TN-01) introduced legislation to update outdated labor laws and preserve the autonomy and flexibility of workers as they engage in the modern economy.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019, legislation that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik cosponsored. This bill eliminates the per-country limit established by the Immigration and Nationality Act for visas for employment-based immigrants. Currently, only 140,000 employment-based green cards are given annually, with nearly half of those going to dependents. Unfortunately, this increases wait times for all immigrants and furthers the problems within our legal immigration system.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced Ogdensburg International Airport has received over $1.5 million in an Airport Improvement Program (AIP) discretionary grant for efforts to extend the airport’s runway.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik made the following statement on the release of an updated National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan for 2019:
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, has introduced the Cyber Ready Workforce Act with Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-NV). This bipartisan bill would direct the Department of Labor to award grants to businesses and organizations in order to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.