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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April 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik led a group of Republican colleagues in reintroducing the Wage Equity Act to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. Modeled after bipartisan legislation that has been signed into law in states across the country, the bill encourages employers to proactively evaluate their pay practices and eliminate pay disparities in their workplaces, while empowering employees to negotiate pay based on their qualifications and merit.

March 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Stefanik introduced the Success for Rural Students and Communities Act with Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) in the House, and Senators Susan Collins (ME) and Maggie Hassan (NH) are leading the legislation in the Senate.

March 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik introduced the American Workforce Recovery Act with Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06). This important piece of legislation would provide states with funding from the public workforce system under the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act to help displaced workers obtain necessary skills for sustained employment.

Specifically, the bill:

March 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Stefanik voted in favor of H.R. 1799 – the PPP Extension Act of 2021. This legislation would extend the PPP application deadline to May 31, 2021. Currently, the deadline is March 31, 2021.

March 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik cosponsored a bill introduced by Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) to amend the Small Business Act and the CARES Act to extend the covered period for the Paycheck Protection Program until June 30, 2021. Currently, the deadline to apply for funds is March 31, 2021.

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: