Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 719 – the Continuing Resolution for FY2016. This short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) provides funding to keep the government open through December 11, 2015.

“I pledged to bring commonsense to Congress and ran against political brinkmanship,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Today I continued to make good on that promise by voting to keep the government open. I oppose government shutdowns and the North Country knows all too well the devastating effects that a shutdown would have on our economy and our security.

“Our district is home to thousands of government employees, including border patrol agents who help keep our communities safe while promoting important commerce with our Canadian neighbors. In addition, we are the proud home of Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, and in a time of increased deployment schedules and mounting international turmoil, it would be unconscionable for us to ask these brave men and women to serve in harm’s way without the promise of a paycheck.

“North Country families expect Congress to fulfill our responsibilities and live up to our commitment to work every day to help keep the American economy moving forward.”