Elise (Elise) M. Stefanik (R-USH21)
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Capitol: 202.225.4611
FAX: 202.226.0621
District: 518.743.0964
District FAX: 518.561.2408
Room 318 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3221

Residence: Willsboro, NY
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Matthew Manda   DOB: 7/2/1984
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairNorthern Border Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Invasive Species Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional STEAM Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Co-ChairCongressional Counterterrorism Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research
FC MemberCongressional Ski and Snowboard Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberNew York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the European Union
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment
FC MemberHouse Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomass Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
MemberHouse Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Readiness
FC MemberTuesday Group
MemberHouse Committee on Education and Labor
FC MemberCongressional Horse Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reformers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Albany / Fulton / Montgomery / Rensselaer / Saratoga / Schenectady / Schoharie


Congresswoman Elise Stefanik proudly represents New York's 21st District in the House of Representatives in her second term in office. She is a Member of the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. On the Armed Services Committee, Congresswoman Stefanik serves as Chair for the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities and is a Member of the Subcommittee on Readiness. On the Committee on Education and the Workforce, she serves on the Subcommittees on Higher Education and Workforce Development and Workforce Protections. Additionally, she serves as Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee's Millennial Task Force.

Congresswoman Stefanik is proudly the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in United States history.

Among Congresswoman Stefanik's accomplishments and initiatives, she- Successfully led the New York State delegation in saving Fort Drum from up to 16,000 military personnel cuts due to sequestration.

Authored the Be Open Act - legislation that passed the House of Representatives and was signed into law by the President. This was the largest fix to Obamacare of the 114th Congress and repealed the auto-enrollment mandate that reduces choices in health coverage and has created confusion that can lead to significant tax penalties on both the employer and employee.

Authored the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act -- bipartisan legislation developed from her higher education roundtables that will help students complete a postsecondary education quickly and at a lower cost.

Helped pass the Bipartisan Budget Act - a two year budget agreement that lifted the devastating defense sequester cuts and put an end to crisis-to-crisis governing.

Was the sole freshman negotiator for two consecutive years on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and fought hard to include language to help protect and strengthen Fort Drum.

Co-authored U.S./Canadian pre-clearance legislation that passed the House of Representatives in 2016 and will help grow North Country commerce, tourism and border security.

Brought a new commitment to transparency to Congress, posting her legislative votes to Facebook and keeping her website updated with her legislative work and public schedule.

Has worked hard on behalf of North Country veterans, helping to recover hard earned benefits from the VA and helping pass critical legislation to support our North Country heroes, including the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act.

Helped pass the 21st Century Cures Act -- critical, bipartisan legislation designed to help accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of promising new treatments and cures for patients with diseases ranging from Alzheimer's to Lyme.

Prior to winning her election to Congress, Congresswoman Stefanik worked at her family's small business called Premium Plywood Products that was founded in Upstate New York over twenty years ago. Growing up in her family's small business, she learned, lived and understands the values of hard work, perseverance, challenges, and risk that go along with building, operating and growing small businesses that provide jobs in today's Upstate economy.

Stefanik authored the Military Residency Choice Act, now law, that would allow military spouses to establish the same state of residency as their servicemember for voting and tax purposes and keep that same state of residency through each relocation.

Congresswoman Stefanik's policy focus includes- Creating jobs and economic opportunities for small businesses and hard working families in Upstate New York.

Reducing the out-of-control tax and regulatory burdens facing small businesses by reforming the tax code to be flatter and fairer and eliminating red tape.

Repealing Obamacare and replacing it with common sense solutions to lower health care costs and improve quality and access.

Fighting for fiscal responsibility by balancing the budget and protecting and preserving entitlements.

Expanding access to broadband throughout the district.

Supporting Upstate farmers - the backbone of our North Country communities.

Protecting Fort Drum and advocating for veterans and military families.

Pursuing energy policies that help North Country families and businesses.

Finding solutions for hard working North Country families to help make education higher quality and more affordable.

Promoting and strengthening U.S.-Canadian trade relations.

Congresswoman Stefanik served as Director of Vice Presidential Debate Prep to Paul Ryan where she oversaw all debate preparations for the Republican Vice Presidential nominee. She served as Director of Communications for the Foreign Policy Initiative, which launched Defending Defense, a coalition of think tanks warning of the dangers of the sequester.

From 2006 - 2009, Congresswoman Stefanik served in the West Wing of the White House as part of President George W. Bush's Domestic Policy Council Staff and in the Chief of Staff's office where she assisted in overseeing the policy development process on all economic and domestic policy issues.

As the first member of her immediate family to graduate from college, Congresswoman Stefanik graduated with Honors from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard's Institute of Politics, the largest political undergraduate organization.

Congresswoman Stefanik was born and raised in Upstate New York. She graduated cum laude from Albany Academy for Girls, the oldest continuous all girls' school in the country. She lives in Schuylerville, NY, with her husband Matt.

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