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.

Legislation Introduced by Congresswoman Stefanik: 

H.R. 7321 - Elevating America's Workforce Act

H.R. 4069 - Modern Workforce Empowerment Act

Legislation Cosponsored by Congresswoman Stefanik:

H.R. 827 - AI JOBS Act of 2019

H.R. 7010 - Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act 

H.R. 7777 - Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act

H.R. 6697 - Local Chamber, Tourism, and 501(c)(6) Protection Act 

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September 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is cosponsoring the bipartisan Save Our Stages Act, legislation that provides access to Small Business Administration (SBA) grants for independent entertainment venues. The bill authorizes a $10 billion grant program that would address the economic impact that COVID-19 has had on independent live venue operators, producers, promoters, or talent representatives.

September 9, 2020 Press Release

Keeseville, N.Y. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was awarded the “Guardian of Small Business” Award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for her work in Congress to support small businesses and promote local entrepreneurship. This is the second year in a row that Congresswoman Stefanik has received this award. Congresswoman Stefanik visited Loreman's Embroidery, Engraving, and Screen Printing in Keeseville today, where she received this award.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has sent a letter, along with Members of New York’s Congressional delegation, urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to provide funding to state and local governments in the next coronavirus relief package. The letter states that New York has been severely impacted by a loss in revenue stream, causing significant strain on state and local governments and threatening budget cuts for education, law enforcement, transportation, and other services.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has sent a letter along with her House colleagues requesting administrative action on behalf of the Department of Treasury and SBA in order to allow small businesses to seek an increase in their PPP loan if they are entitled to a greater amount than they received. In some instances, small businesses have received a final PPP loan amount, only to have the amount of assistance they are eligible for an increase from the SBA and Treasury.

June 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, along with Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-6) are introducing the Elevating America’s Workforce Act, legislation that will establish personal reemployment accounts (PRAs) to help displaced workers obtain the training and skills necessary for sustained employment. The economic disruption caused by COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on our nation’s workforce, leading over 40 million Americans to file for unemployment over the last few months.

April 7, 2020 Press Release

Saratoga, NY – Last night, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans established under the CARES Act and issued this important clarification based on the guidance provided and developed by Congresswoman Stefanik who worked with President of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, Michael Bittel.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik voted today to pass the CARES Act, the 3rd legislative phase of Congress’ emergency coronavirus response. This stimulus provides economic relief to small businesses and hardworking families across the North Country.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Labor announced the availability of up to $100 million for Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) to help address the workforce-related impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

March 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik sent a letter to Senate Leadership with a bipartisan group of her colleagues requesting additional support for small businesses, employees, and workers who may not be traditionally covered by unemployment insurance. During this COVID-19 crisis, many freelance employees or independent contractors in the small business world are not covered by traditional unemployment insurance.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement following President Trump’s State of the Union address: