Washington, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) spoke on the House floor to thank the law enforcement and community involved in the NY-21 prison break to find two convicted killers who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility. Below is a transcript of her remarks. or click here for video.

Mr. Speaker, as Americans across this country know, my district was the unfortunate home of a recent manhunt that captured the attention of our country.

For more than three weeks, two killers remained at large in our North Country community after escaping from Clinton Correctional Facility.

During this time period, hundreds and hundreds of brave law enforcement officers worked diligently to find these escaped convicts and protect our community.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank these brave law enforcement officers who risked their safety to protect the families in our neighborhoods.

And I rise to thank our local communities for their patience and support during this difficult time.

Going forward, we must find answers as to how this prison break occurred and do what is needed to stop this from ever happening again.

But for now, our North Country community can sleep safer knowing these two killers are no longer at large.

Thank you Mr. Speaker, and I yield back.