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National Security

Our federal government has no greater role than to provide for our national defense. Our country continues to face serious, complex, and growing national security challenges around the world. New York’s 21st District plays an integral role in protecting the United States against these threats. Fort Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division, the most deployed division in the U.S. Army since 9/11, and Elise is committed to ensuring that our soldiers at Fort Drum have the training and resources necessary to complete their mission.

Current threats include nuclear-armed North Korea and Iran, geo-politically assertive China and an aggressive and expansionist Russia. Terrorism continues to pose a risk to the United States and our place in the world. It is critical that we protect our nation, strengthen our relationships with allies and work with our regional partners to confront our adversaries before they can threaten our homeland.

Elise is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence because she is committed to protecting our national security. Through collaboration with her colleagues, government agencies and a variety of other organizations, Elise has worked to strengthen our national security in order to face 21st century threats across the globe.

Elise also understands the need to protect our security domestically. She has called on Governor Cuomo to reinstate federal law enforcement access to state DMV records so they can do their jobs to keep us safe at home. As the chairwoman of the House Armed Services’ Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Elise has an important oversight role of U.S. Special Operations Forces, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, information technology and programs, and force protection policy and oversight.

While in Congress, Elise has kept her promises to New York’s 21st District by taking the following actions:

Legislation introduced by Congresswoman Stefanik:
Counterintelligence Accountability Act
H.R. 5356 – National Security Commission Artificial Intelligence Act of 2018
H.R. 5356 – To establish the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence

Legislation cosponsored by Congresswoman Stefanik:
H.R. 2621 – Strengthening Security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Act
H.R. 3261 – North Korea Follow the Money Act
H.R. 2820 – Fight Russian Corruption Act
H.R. 2856 – Combating Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Act
H.R. 1697 – Israel Anti-Boycott Act
H. Res. 92 – Condemning North Korea Development of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles Resolution
H. Res. 357 – Reaffirming the Strategic Partnership between the United States and Canada

Elise speaks with our troops while on CODEL in the Middle East.

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