National Security and Foreign Relations
Our federal government has no greater role than to provide for our national defense, and Congresswoman Stefanik takes seriously Congress’s responsibility to oversee defense and foreign policy. Our country continues to face serious, complex, and growing national security challenges around the world, in space, and in cyberspace. New York’s 21st district plays an integral role in protecting the United States against these threats. Fort Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division, the most deployed division in the U.S. Army, and Congresswoman Stefanik is committed to ensuring our soldiers at Fort Drum have the training and resources necessary to complete their mission.
Current threats include a nuclear armed North Korea or Iran; China asserting itself economically and militarily; and an aggressive and expansionist Russia. The constant specter of terrorism also poses a risk to the future of the United States and our place in the world. It is imperative we protect our nation, always fulfill our commitments to our allies, and work with our regional partners to confront our adversaries, protect our interests, and expand our influence.
As the chairwoman of the House Armed Services’ Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Congresswoman Stefanik is committed to protecting our national security. As the subcommittee chair, she is responsible for overseeing counter-terrorism programs and initiatives countering proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Additionally, she has an oversight role of U.S. Special Operations Forces, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), information technology and programs, force protection policy and oversight, and related intelligence support. Her role is critical to ensuring our nation is protected against terrorist attacks and unconventional threats.
Congresswoman Stefanik believes in using the legislative system and a broad set of tools to achieve our foreign policy goals. Through collaboration with her colleagues, government agencies, and a variety of other organizations we can develop appropriate policy that best protects America at home and secures our interests abroad.
For more information concerning the Congresswoman’s work and her views related to national security and foreign policy, please contact our office.
National Defense Focused Legislation
Legislation Cosponsored by Congresswoman Stefanik:
H.R. 2621, Strengthening Security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Act
H.R. 3261, North Korea Follow the Money Act
H.R. 2820, Fight Russian Corruption Act
H.R. 2856, Combating Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Act
H.R. 1697, Israel Anti-Boycott Act
H. Res. 92, Condemning North Korea Development of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles Resolution
H. Res. 357, Reaffirming the Strategic Partnership between the United States and Canada
List of Relevant Caucuses
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Washington, D.C. – In light of the news that ISIS no longer controls any physical territory, Congresswoman Stefanik released the below statement. As Chairwoman and now Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Congresswoman Stefanik has played a key role in establishing policies, executing oversight, and supporting the troops critical to the success of the counter-ISIS mission.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik will co-chair the Northern Border Caucus for the 116th Congress along with Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26.) The Caucus includes a bipartisan group of House Members who will spearhead the effort to address policies central to the United States-Canada partnership.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Congresswoman Val Deming’s bipartisan Vladimir Putin Transparency Act passed the House. This legislation instructs U.S. intelligence to collect and submit a report to Congress on Putin and his allies’ financial assets and secretive networks. This bill has been vetted by bipartisan national security experts.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, addressed the inaugural session of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, a federally appointed Commission tasked with advising the government on artificial intelligence. The Commission, which was established with the passage of the John S.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik and Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) introduced the Vladimir Putin Transparency Act. This bipartisan legislation instructs U.S. intelligence to collect and submit a report to Congress on Putin and his allies’ financial assets and secretive networks.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was reappointed to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for the 116th Congress by GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is now the Ranking Member on the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee. She will serve alongside Chairman Jim Langevin (D-RI.)