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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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:

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: