August 25, 2020

Saratoga: Today, Taxin’ Tedra Cobb released a new veterans plan that copies and steals legislation that Congresswoman Stefanik wrote, passed, and was signed into law by President Trump in the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act.

“It is completely unacceptable for Taxin’ Tedra Cobb to copy and steal legislation that I worked hard to craft, pass, and ensure it was signed into law,” said Stefanik. “Taxin’ Tedra is such a failed and desperate candidate that she literally steals my legislation that is now law. The good news for North Country voters is unlike Taxin’ Tedra Copycat Cobb, I actually delivered this legislative result on behalf of our North Country military families. Tedra Cobb should immediately apologize to me, military families, and all North Country voters for this outrageous plagiarism. Next time, we suggest a simple Google search of the bill that she clearly knows nothing about and just copy and pasted into her website.”

Taxin’ Tedra’s website says she will “support legislation such as the Military Family Stability Act, which provides flexible timing when moving for new assignments.”

JULY 2017: Congresswoman Stefanik added her legislation, The Military Family Stability Act, to the FY18 NDAA during Committee markup. Congresswoman Stefanik also added her legislation, The Military Family Stability Act, to the FY18 NDAA during Committee markup. This legislation improves the transition process for military families when they receive orders for a permanent change of station report date. It would provide military families with the flexibility they need to make a successful transition to their new jobs, schools, and communities. Additionally, it will allow military spouses to work up to six months in their current job, or, if they choose, move up to six months early to their next location in order to secure or begin new full-time employment. This bill would also allow military spouses to extend education they may be pursuing, or allow children in military families to smoothly transition to their new school before or after a new term begins.

“As the home of Fort Drum and the Kesselring Navy nuclear site, our district knows firsthand the critical role military families play in supporting our troops and providing for our national defense,” said Stefanik. “Military families make great sacrifices when relocating and transitioning to new schools, jobs, and communities, and we must do all we can to help ease their burden.”