Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress:

“Tonight the President laid out his agenda for Congress and for the American people, and I look forward to working with his Administration and my colleagues in the House on some of the most pressing issues facing our country, and facing families across our district.

“My top priority in Congress is growing our economy and helping create good paying jobs for North Country families, which is why I am pleased that we are working now to pave the way for comprehensive tax and regulatory reform. Businesses across our district tell me all the time about the need to remove the burdens Washington imposes on them so that they can grow, and I look forward to continuing to work on these top priority items.

“We also must create a 21st century healthcare system that lowers costs for families and businesses in our district. Concerns with the Affordable Care Act are some of the most frequently raised issues I hear about in my stops and meetings with constituents across the district, and it’s time to replace this law with commonsense reforms to increase access to affordable care and lower costs.

“As the Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, I will be working with my colleagues to reverse the military sequester and invest in our readiness capabilities so that we can tackle threats facing our nation across the globe.

“Additionally, I will work with the Administration this year on many of my priority items for our district, including expanding access to broadband, pursuing policies that help North Country farmers, and reforming our VA system to help ensure our heroes get the care they need and deserve.

“I was pleased to be joined by Shaun Gilliland, Town Supervisor of Willsboro, as my guest in the Chamber for tonight’s address. I thank President Trump for delivering his remarks to a joint session of Congress and I look forward to working my hardest on bipartisan solutions that will help families across our district.”