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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.
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.”
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.
WATERTOWN — U.S. Reps. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, Richard Hanna, R-Utica, and John Katko, R-Syracuse, will tour Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse and the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Drum on Tuesday.
WATERTOWN — Rep. Elise M. Stefanik said her decision to vote for a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security was not difficult.
“Every day of the week I will put the interests of the district first,” Ms. Stefanik said. “Plain and simple, I’m not going to vote to shut the government down. I’m not going to vote to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.”
CANTON - Rep. Elise M. Stefanik said meetings with heads of state across the Middle East gave her new perspective on the collaborative approach needed to tackle threats from radical groups such as the Islamic State.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, visited the Middle East this week to get perspective as the House Armed Services Committee prepares to hold hearings on President Obama’s request for authorization to fight Islamic State terrorists.