Washington, D.C. – In light of the news that ISIS no longer controls any physical territory, Congresswoman Stefanik released the below statement. As Chairwoman and now Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Congresswoman Stefanik has played a key role in establishing policies, executing oversight, and supporting the troops critical to the success of the counter-ISIS mission.
“The liberation of ISIS-controlled territory marks the end of an era filled with remarkable human suffering,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “We must celebrate and recognize President Trump and our military leaders for making it a priority to reengage and defeat ISIS after years of gains. Although ISIS no longer controls physical territory, the fight is not yet over. The United States must remain engaged and committed to finishing the job by completely defeating the terrorist group and the faulty ideology that comes with it. Continuing our collaboration with our allies and remaining vigilant is just as important now as it was before.”