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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

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

June 21, 2019 Press Release

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:

May 15, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik participated in a tour of ACCO USA and held a manufacturing roundtable with local elected officials and business leaders in Ogdensburg. ACCO USA distributes their products throughout America, as well as the entirety of Canada.

March 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Following the announcement of a renewed 7-year partnership agreement between Alcoa and the New York Power Authority, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement:

February 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Department of Transportation announced it has selected SkyWest Airlines to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) to Massena and Ogdensburg, New York. SkyWest will use a 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet to provide twelve round trips per community each week to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. This two-year contract will enable North Country residents to reach two of the country’s major transportation hubs. Sky West Airlines will receive a total annual subsidy of $5,997,626.

February 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is an original cosponsor to the Employer Participation in Repayment Act. This bipartisan bill allows employers to offer tax-free student loan assistance to their employees. These payments are tax exempted up to $5,250 a year.

January 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stefanik released the following statement on President Trump re-opening the federal government:

January 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has cosponsored H.R. 705 – the Pay Our TSA Screeners Act of 2019.  This bipartisan bill would authorize the Transportation Security Administration to use the security service fee to pay our Transportation Security Officers during a government shutdown. Under current law, the security service fee is diverted to deficit reduction.

January 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stefanik is a co-lead on H.R. 622, The Government Shutdown Prevention Act. The bill, introduced Wednesday, aims to fix the nonsensical budget process and do away with partisan politicking at the expense of federal workers.