Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, has been busy in Washington this previous week.
On Monday, the congresswoman completed work within the Home Armed Companies Subcommittee on Intelligence, Rising Threats and Capabilities on the Nationwide Protection Authorization Act markup for the 2021 fiscal yr. The invoice handed by the subcommittee with out opposition.
The markup course of is the place a legislative committee debates, amends and rewrites laws it’s contemplating. As rating member on the subcommittee, Rep. Stefanik lauded the invoice for its proposed enhancements to the Joint Synthetic Intelligence Middle.
On Tuesday, Rep. Stefanik launched a invoice alongside representatives from California, Nevada, Massachusetts and North Carolina that might enable these with federally-backed Perkins scholar loans to defer funds till October of this yr.
Additionally on Tuesday, the consultant despatched a letter alongside Reps. Anthony Brindisi and Dan Newhouse to request that apple growers be included within the USDA’s Coronavirus Meals Help Program. CFAP is a federal program that extends monetary help to farmers and meals producers going through monetary difficulties on account of the COVID-19 pandemic and its financial results.
On Wednesday, Rep. Stefanik launched a invoice alongside Congressman Seth Moulton, a Democrat representing Massachusetts’ sixth district, that might set up private reemployment accounts that might assist individuals who’ve misplaced their jobs pay for job coaching.
On Thursday, Rep. Stefanik introduced that the Watertown and Massena Worldwide Airports will probably be receiving over $7 million in Airport Enchancment Program grants, for use to put in navigational aids, reconstruct airfield and runway lighting, pave runways and conduct research.
On Friday, Rep. Stefanik joined with Rep. Josh Tougher of California to request that Division of Well being and Human Companies Director Alex Azar lengthen the declaration of a public well being emergency in mild of the continued issues associated to COVID-19.
Additionally on Friday, Rep. Stefanik, together with Oversight and Authorities Reform Committee Members to ship a letter to New York Legal professional Common Letita James requesting a evaluation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s determination to require nursing properties to confess COVID-19 sufferers within the early days of the pandemic in New York.