Spending Cuts and Debt

Our national debt is now more than $20 trillion – and growing each day. That means our future generations are already saddled with crushing debt, and the programs that seniors count on are in jeopardy of going bankrupt in the near future, including Social Security and other entitlement programs.

As a small businesswoman, Congresswoman Stefanik will be a strong voice for fiscal responsibility, and will curb the unthinkable government waste that exists in Washington today. She understands we must address the existing underlying problems in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in order to protect and preserve these programs for seniors and those who need them. Congresswoman Stefanik has the experience fighting for small business job creation and economic opportunities to grow the economy, balance the federal budget, and pay down the national debt.

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More on Spending Cuts and Debt

February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement regarding today’s forthcoming appropriations bill:

“As I have said from my first campaign for Congress, I oppose government shutdowns,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “After reviewing the details of the bipartisan compromise appropriations bill, I will vote in support of today’s package that includes border security and will avoid another shutdown. I urge President Trump to sign this important legislation so we can work to fund the government and secure the border.”

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.

March 11, 2015 In The News

Fort Drum was the last stop for the three New York lawmakers who hit the road yesterday to strengthen their arguments against cuts in military spending. Republican Representatives Elise Stefanik, John Katko, and Richard Hanna toured the base to show that support for Fort Drum extends beyond New York's North Country.

March 11, 2015 In The News

FORT DRUM — A little more than a week before a scheduled hearing about potentially massive cuts at Fort Drum, Rep. Elise M. Stefanik said she looked forward to showing “the best of this community.”

“We’re intertwined with our schools, with our hospitals, the ... ReEnergy biomass decision that was made. That’s a long-term commitment,” she said Tuesday. “I view it as an opportunity, and that’s how I’m working with other members of Congress.”

February 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The House Armed Services Committee has announced that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has been selected by her colleagues on the Committee to serve as Vice-Chairman for the Subcommittee on Readiness.

February 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released the following statement in reaction to the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal: