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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January 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is co-leading the bipartisan American Innovation and Manufacturing Act, legislation sponsored by Reps. Paul Tonko, Pete Olson, and Scott Peters. This legislation will support the manufacturing of next generation technologies, including refrigerants, solvents, fire suppressants, foam blowing agents, aerosols, and propellants. It implements a phasedown of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HFC) products, by 85 percent over 15 years, due to their high global warming potential.

January 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik crossed the aisle and voted today in favor of the bipartisan Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination (POWADA) Act, legislation that she cosponsored alongside Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA).  The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was enacted in 1967 to prohibit discrimination against older workers, but the 2009 Supreme Court decision Gross v. FBL Financial Services weakened federal protections and made it more difficult for workers to prove age discrimination.

January 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, as a co-lead of the bill, reintroduced the Widening Internet Readiness for Employment Development (WIRED) Act this week, alongside U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Richard Hudson (R-NC). This bill directs the Department of Labor (DOL) to create guidelines for One-Stop Career Center websites. The Department of Labor would be required to establish standards and best practices for the provision of employment and training services through electronic means by one-stop delivery systems.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement following the House passage of FY2020 Appropriations to keep the government open:

December 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced a United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) investment pf $70,000 has been awarded to the Lake Champlain-Lake George Regional Planning Board. This EDA planning investment supports the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the planning board, which includes Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, and Washington counties.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement following the announcement of a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

December 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik sent a bipartisan letter expressing support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement this year to Speaker Pelosi. The USMCA is a signed, but not ratified, free trade agreement and is a result of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The letter highlights the fact that the impeachment inquiry has delayed consideration of USMCA.

December 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has cosponsored the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act to provide tax credits for biomass heating appliances. This legislation adds high efficiency biomass thermal technologies to the list of renewable energy technologies that benefit from investment tax credits under section 25D and Section 48 of the tax code. The BTU Act only qualifies the most efficient and advanced technologies for the credit.