February 02, 2021

Stefanik again cosponsors Stronger CAPTA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) and fellow Education and Labor Committee Members re-introduced theStronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (Stronger CAPTA) to strengthen federal efforts to prevent the harmful impacts of child abuse.

According to a press release, the bill includes an amendment authored by the congresswoman that would authorize and fund a National Child Abuse Hotline.

“I am very proud to reintroduce the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, a much-needed, bipartisan bill to address the unacceptable rise in child abuse cases across the country,” Stefanik said in a statement.

“This bill will provide funding to improve the quality of child protective services, increase collaboration between states and strengthen support for families in New York’s 21st Congressional District.

“Unfortunately, at a time when fewer children are in the classroom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this bill is more important than ever.”

TICK Act leads to more accurate Lyme disease picture, Stefanik says

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) said she was encouraged that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now has a more definitive picture of the impact of Lyme disease in the United States and the North Country following a new report.

In 2019, she co-sponsored and helped pass theTICK Act, which developed CDC’s framework for a national strategy to approach vector-borne diseases and led to a report which indicates that cases of Lyme may be 10 times higher than previous records indicated, according to a press release.

“Throughout my time in Congress, I have met with many constituents and families who are impacted by Lyme disease and advocate for prevention and detection,” Stefanik said in a press release.

“While tick-borne diseases still pose a serious public health threat, this new data will allow the CDC, lawmakers and the American people identify new ways to prevent and detect the disease.”

Stefanik urges Biden to prioritize emerging technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) co-signed a letter sent to President Joe Biden urging him to prioritize engagement and cooperation with allies on emerging technologies.

“China is undoubtedly the greatest military, economic and geopolitical threat to the United States and our allies in this century, as exemplified by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) effort to lead the world in critical emerging technologies like 5G communications and artificial intelligence,” Stefanik said in a statement.

“The CCP’s model of state-backed capitalism and civil-military fusion allows China to make significant investments and advancements in these critical technologies. Therefore, it is critical that the United States cooperates with our allies to scale the development and deployment of these emerging technologies in order to challenge China’s goal of total global technology leadership and tech authoritarianism.

“Our allies support this cooperation, and this letter hereby demonstrates the willingness of congressional republicans to work with President Biden on this important issue impacting the economic and national security of the United States.”

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