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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York


The North Country understands the special pride, tradition and history of the United States military. The brave men and women stationed at Fort Drum and their families sacrifice so much to protect our freedoms, both abroad and at home. We can never thank them enough.

Home of the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum is not only integral for maintaining our strong national security, but it is also the largest employer in New York State. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Stefanik is committed to being an advocate in Washington to ensure that Fort Drum is well-funded for a long, successful future in Northern New York.

We must keep the promises and commitments we’ve made to our military veterans by ensuring needed services and care are always available and delivered in a timely fashion. This includes adequate and safe equipment, health care for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injuries and other service-related ailments, job opportunities and training, post-service career resources, as well as the disability and retirement benefits they’ve earned through their courageous service.  

For more information concerning work and views related to Veterans issues, please contact our office.

More on Veterans

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representatives Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Tom Rooney (FL-17), and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced bipartisan legislation to help veterans organizations buy, renovate, and repurpose abandoned housing into homes for veterans experiencing homelessness.

November 12, 2015 In The News
November 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has introduced H.R. 3989, the Support Our Military Caregivers Act – legislation to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Family Caregiver Program to help better support family members caring for seriously wounded veterans.

October 19, 2015 Press Release

Glens Falls, N.Y. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that she will be sharing stories of North Country veterans on her Congressional website throughout the month of November in honor of Veterans Day.

August 4, 2015 Press Release

Lake Placid, N.Y. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) continued her focus on working to ensure that our veterans receive the highest quality care and services they have earned at a Lake Placid Veterans Forum.

April 9, 2015 In The News

SARANAC LAKE — A tour of the St. Joseph’s Veterans Program gave Congresswoman Elise Stefanik a chance to meet with veterans recovering from PTSD and addiction.

She toured the Col. C. David Merkel residence halls here Wednesday and discussed successes and challenges with staff and residents.


One of the veterans in residence told Stefanik how welcoming this treatment center is compared with other programs he experienced through the Veterans Administration.

March 9, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Three Republican members of Congress from Central and Northern New York say they will work together to protect Fort Drum and the 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field from personnel losses in future Pentagon budget cuts.

U.S. Reps. John Katko, R-Camillus, Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, and Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, plan to tour both bases on Tuesday as part of their effort to show a united front in Congress against the cuts.