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.1065 - To eliminate discrimination and promote women's health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition

H.R.575 - Promoting Cross-border Energy Infrastructure Act

H.R.684 - Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act

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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March 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik introduced the Modern Worker Empowerment Act in the House with Congresswoman Michelle Steel (CA-48), alongside Senators Tim Scott and Marsha Blackburn. This commonsense piece of legislation would simply make the definition of “employee” consistent across federal and state statutes to decrease inconsistency and confusion for American workers and entrepreneurs hoping to do business with independent contractors.

March 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Stefanik announced that the Department of Transportation has selected SkyWest Airlines Inc. to provide weekly, nonstop, round trip flights from Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS) to Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD). Congresswoman Stefanik has long advocated for increased funding for the Essential Air Service (EAS) program during every appropriations season, as it provides critical funding for rural airports and allows smaller communities like those in the North Country to access the national air transportation system.

February 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - After midnight, following many hours of debate throughout the night, Congresswoman Stefanik and House Republicans on the Committee of Education and Labor offered common-sense, bipartisan amendments to President Biden's partisan COVID-19 relief plan. These proposals focused on helping schools across the country safely reopen, small businesses stay afloat, and workers reenter the workforce. In their unsurprising partisan rebuke, Democrats on the Committee voted against every, single, bipartisan proposal.

February 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following announcement following her appointments to the subcommittees on Higher Education and Workforce Investment, and Workforce Protections:

January 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined the North Country Workforce Development Board to discuss the current state of the local economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement:

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today voted in favor of the FY21 Omnibus Appropriations package that passed the House and the Senate. 

December 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced a $70,000 investment from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Lake Champlain – Lake George Regional Planning Board. This funding will support the implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, and Washington counties.  The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

December 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Yesterday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik voted in favor of House passage of provisions of the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act as part of the William M. Mac Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. The CHIPS for America Act, which Congresswoman Stefanik cosponsored in June of this past year, was recommended for passage in the China Task Force’s final report, which Congresswoman Stefanik contributed to.

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.