Summer 2017 Update

Here’s a quick update on the positive results our hardworking Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is achieving for the North Country this year.

In her role as Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, Elise is demanding transparency and progress for missile defense, fighting for military spousal licensing, and leading the way toward the largest pay increase for our troops in 5 years. She’s also introduced legislation requiring reports on Fort Drum’s readiness in order to increase military preparedness. Elise’s work has helped ease the burden on military families, given our troops a well-deserved pay increase, and improved our national security on the whole.

Elise has also supported critical legislation benefitting students, rural hospitals, and North Country taxpayers. She continues to work tirelessly for NY-21, pushing for smart tax reform, an extension for the Perkins college loan program, and funding for Medicare-dependent, low-volume rural hospitals.

I’ve compiled a few short articles below from local newspapers, highlighting these results in detail:

Congressional Letter Urges Cybersecurity Programs in JROTC
Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle come together to urge Defense Secretary James Mattis to create cybersecurity programs for JROTC members across the country. – Read more

Stefanik gives Norsk Titanium heavy lift
The NDAA, which passed the House Armed Services Committee last month, presses the government to explore new technology produced by companies such as Norsk Titanium. – Read more

Interview: US Rep. Elise Stefanik
Defense News interviews Congresswoman Stefanik concerning the details and the benefits of the National Defense Authorization act (NDAA) before the House Armed Services Committee passed it last month. – Read more

Stefanik shepherds climate change, military spouse and missile defense measures through committee process
Congresswoman Stefanik helps push through several amendments to the NDAA, including a 2.4% pay raise for the troops and amendments that help military families deal with transfers. – Read more

Stefanik pushing to continue oldest federal college financial aid program
Congresswoman Stefanik works on continuing the oldest college federal financial aid program in order to provide access to loans for low-income families. – Read more

Mobile office quietly traverses NY21 — without fanfare, and often, constituents
Congresswoman Stefanik’s mobile office travels across New York’s 21st district in order to meet, listen, and help constituents from every part of the district with issues regarding the federal government. – Read more

Stefanik Perkins Loan extension bill continues to gain momentum
Congresswoman Stefanik’s proposed extension of the Perkins Loan college financial aid program for two years, HR 2482, gained 14 new co-sponsors in the House bringing the total to 40. – Read more

Hospital cheers Stefanik’s support of funding bill
Congresswoman Stefanik cosponsors The Rural Hospital Access Act, a bipartisan effort that ensures permanent funding for Medicare-dependent hospitals in mostly rural areas. – Read more

Stefanik votes against rescinding broadband privacy rule
Congresswoman Stefanik voted against rescinding a FCC consumer protection rule concerning broadband privacy that would allow internet companies to sell your personal data without notice. – Read more

Live by your own rules: Stefanik is leading by example in move to reform health care
Congresswoman Stefanik co-authors a bill that forces members of Congress to live by the same health care rules as every American. – Read more

Thank you for taking the time learn more about Elise’s work for NY-21. Please spread the word by forwarding this email to your family and friends. There’s still so much to be done, but we are grateful to count you among our Team Elise supporters as we fight for a stronger North Country.