End of year update

I hope you and your family are enjoying this holiday season.

Here’s a quick update on the positive results the Elise for Congress team has achieved for hard-working families, veterans, farmers, and small businesses in our district.

Growing our Local Economy and Creating Jobs:

Stefanik, NY reps want Congress to address Obamacare’s medical device tax
Congresswoman Stefanik urged Speaker Paul Ryan to delay Obamacare’s onerous medical device tax. The tax increase would limit access to healthcare devices that North Country families need and strain the medical device industry. – Read more

Fleur-d’-Elise: Stefanik visits with Quebec business organization
Congresswoman Stefanik met with Canadian leaders to stress the importance of the business relationship between Quebec and the North Country, discuss NAFTA negotiations, and other issues of the modern market. – Read more

Stefanik announces bill to fight workplace sexual harassment
U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, along with several other lawmakers, announced Wednesday bipartisan legislation to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. – Read more

Fighting for North Country Farmers:

A Sonny Day: U.S. Ag Secretary visits Saratoga County dairy
Congresswoman Stefanik welcomed Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, to the North Country. He listened to local farmers and discussed a variety of issues such as labor, immigration, school lunch programs, federal funding for agricultural research and education, and international trade. – Read more

Stefanik pushes broadband for farmers
To compete in a 21st century economy, Congresswoman Stefanik is urging her colleagues to support the Precision Farming Act, which would provide incentive for installing rural broadband lines across the North Country. – Read more

Stefanik gathers input in preparation for farm bill negotiations with visit to Malone orchard
Congresswoman Stefanik toured Prairie’s Orchard in Malone as a part of her tour of agri-businesses in the North Country. – Read more

Standing up for Students:

Stefanik to House leaders: Allow Perkin’s Loan extension
Congresswoman Stefanik urges House leaders for a vote on her proposed extension of the Perkins Loan college financial aid program for two years, H.R. 2482. – Read more

Stefanik-Chaired Hearing Assesses Millennial Job Opportunities In Hydropower Industry
Chairwoman of the Millennial Task Force, Congresswoman Stefanik held a hearing on the challenges and opportunities for millennials in the hydropower industry. – Read more

High school students get first-hand look at manufacturing
Congresswoman Stefanik joined high school students for a tour of Rasp, Inc. as a part of manufacturing day at SUNY Adirondack. – Read more

In My Opinion: Pell Grants need to be more flexible for today’s students
Congresswoman Stefanik joins Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, to write an op-ed arguing for commonsense reform that will help low and middle-income students afford a quality college education. – Read more

Advocating for Veterans and Military Families and Protecting Fort Drum:

Stefanik co-sponsors veteran’s medical records bill
Congresswoman Stefanik co-authors a bill that makes it easier for veterans to share their medical records with doctors and health care providers, H.R. 3497. – Read more

Stefanik talks cybersecurity improvements, challenges
U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, spoke Thursday to the Times about recent efforts to improve the nation’s cybersecurity strategy. – Read more

Stefanik ‘disappointed’ in delayed missile study, talks East Coast missile site potentially at Fort Drum
Congresswoman Stefanik said rising tensions with North Korea highlighted the need for a decision about creating a new missile site, which may be located at Fort Drum. – Read more

Protecting our Environment:

Funding for Lake Champlain restored
Congresswoman Stefanik co-authors a bill that would restore $4.4 million in federal funding for the Lake Champlain Basin Program. – Read more

Stefanik supports support for Lake Survey Corp. to EPA
Elise Stefanik, along with seven other New York representatives, sent a letter Wednesday to the federal Environmental Protection Agency in support of the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation, which is based in Ray Brook and slated to close at the end of the year. – Read more

Thank you for taking the time learn more about my work for NY-21. Please spread the word by forwarding this email to your family and friends. There’s still so much to do, but we are grateful to have you as a part of our team as we fight for a stronger North Country.

Happy Holidays!

Elise Stefanik