Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) helped the House pass H.R. 6108 -- the Preserve America’s Battlefields Act. This bipartisan legislation she cosponsored reauthorizes and increases funding for the Federal Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants Program – a critical resource for the restoration and preservation of historical battlefield sites and a program that has benefitted battlefields in Sackets Harbor and Fort Ann.
“I thank my colleagues for their overwhelming support for this legislation to increase funding for historical lands,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “From the battlefields of Sackets Harbor to Fort Ann, our district is steeped in rich military history. The North Country is home to hallowed lands that saw immense sacrifice and bloodshed in the early years of this Nation. Protecting historical battlefields is essential for creating rich educational programming for students, and for promoting our historic battlefields to tourists from across the globe to experience. I am pleased to help pass this legislation to bolster the Battlefield Land Acquisition Program and will continue advocating for our historic lands.”