Washington, D.C.– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) spoke on the House floor to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Founding of SUNY Potsdam. Below is a transcript of her remarks, or for video, click here.

M. Speaker, today I rise to celebrate a tremendous milestone for a school in my district, The State University of New York at Potsdam.

On March 25th, 1816, the document that would establish what is now known as SUNY Potsdam was signed, making it one of our nation’s first 50 colleges and the oldest institution in the SUNY system.

Since that time, this school has developed a well-deserved reputation for providing a top flight education, especially in the liberal arts and science fields, and is the proud home of the world-renowned Crane School of Music which I toured last year.

As the Co-Chair of the Congressional STEAM Caucus, I’m proud that SUNY Potsdam is leading the way in incorporating the Arts into the traditional Science, Engineering and Math curriculum.

M. Speaker, it is my honor to stand on the House floor today to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Founding of SUNY Potsdam.