Washington, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement commending New York State’s efforts to combat invasive species:

“Our environment is our life blood in upstate New York,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Preserving and protecting our natural ecological wonders is a top priority for New York elected officials at every level, and I commend Governor Cuomo, the State of New York, as well as counties and cities across the state for taking the initiative this week to highlight the threats posed by invasive species.

“At the federal level, I am proud to cosponsor H.R. 223, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act – bipartisan legislation to protect these natural treasures and prevent and control invasive species and their impacts on these natural habitats.

“Our environment must be protected for the welfare of our community, our economy, and for future generations.”

The text of H.R. 223, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act, can be found here.