JUNE 14, 2018 — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) formally endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik in her re-election bid for U.S. House in New York’s 21st District.
“Rep. Elise Stefanik has made focusing on commonsense, clean energy solutions that grow the economy, strengthen America’s national security, and preserve the quality of our natural environment a hallmark of her time in the House. Additionally, Rep. Stefanik has demonstrated a commitment to promoting clean energy technology as a member of the House Clean Energy and Innovation Working Group. CRES is proud to formally endorse Elise Stefanik in her re-election bid for U.S. House in New York’s 21st District,” CRES Managing Director Heather Reams said.
“Advancing innovation in American energy is crucial to protecting our environment, promoting job growth and to protecting North Country consumers from rising energy costs. I am proud to have earned this endorsement from Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, and will continue working across party lines to promote innovative new ideas for greater energy independence and environmental stewardship across the 21st District,” said Rep. Elise Stefanik.
Rep. Stefanik’s record on clean energy includes:
- Helped to ensure that the FY18 budget included funding for Department of Energy’s most important research and development endeavors, such as the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
- Co-sponsored the POWER Act, legislation that included critical tax credits to support increased development of wind and solar power, and voted to protect $2 billion of funding for innovative clean energy research within the Department of Energy.
- Took a stand against an amendment to the Y17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would undermine alternative energy used by the military.
- Demonstrated a commitment to promoting clean energy technology as a member of the House Clean Energy and Innovation Working Group.