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Rep. Elise Stefanik

Rep. Elise Stefanik

Republican, New York, 21st District
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Office Phone: 202-224-4451
Committees:
Armed Services
Education and Workforce
Intelligence

DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
21.0% of children are in poverty
25.8% of children under 6 are in poverty
10.3% of children are in extreme poverty
11.4% are food insecure
4.8% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Stefanik on Child Poverty

  • voted against H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6442, the Broadband for All Act, which would provide tax credits to consumers in areas with limited access to broadband internet access.

  • Stefanik on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, which would provide for the identification of areas of need with respect to maternity care health professionals.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1121, the Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act, which would maintain the requirement for health insurers to cover preexisting conditions in the event of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, which would create a committee to review maternal and infant mortality and fund demonstration programs to study potential interventions.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.2422, the Action for Dental Health Act, which would establish a CDC grant program to improve access to dental care for underserved communities.


  • voted for H.R.3922, the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act, which would extend CHIP and Community Health Centers funding. CHIP and Community Health Centers were eventually funded through a series of budget bills.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4666, the Premium Relief Act, which would provide funding for states to be used to improve health care markets through increased direct subsidies, payments to insurers, etc.

  • voted for H.R.6311, the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act, which would modify rules regarding health savings accounts and allow for the sale of bare bones health plans on the health care exchanges. Often these plans are purchased by lower-income individuals who are unaware that the benefits offered by the plan are extremely limited.

  • Stefanik on Child Welfare

  • voted for H.R.2824, the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act, which would reauthorize the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for five years, and require grantees to match federal funds beginning in fiscal year 2020. MIECHV was eventually reauthorized through H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, without a state matching requirement.

  • voted for H.R.2847, the Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act, which would authorize states to extend foster care eligibilty up to age 21 and to increase age limits on other programs for youths who have aged out of foster care.

  • voted for H.R.2866, the Reducing Unnecessary Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act, which would require the Department of Health and Human Services to identify model standards for the licensing of foster family homes and to evaluate state plans against those standards.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5890, the Assisting States’ Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act, which would provide states with guidance and technical assistance for the safe care of infants affected by prenatal substance use.

  • co-sponsored H.R.6014, a bill to reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, which would extend the law through 2023. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program supports emergency shelter and assistance for victims of domestic violence and their children.

  • Stefanik on Youth Justice

  • co-sponsored H.R.1809, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, which would reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, reduce the placement of youth in adult jails pre-trial, provide for reduction in racial and ethnic disparities, and incentivize states to end detention of youth with status offenses. The bill would also promote alternatives to incarceration.

  • Stefanik on Gun Violence Prevention

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow individuals licensed for concealed carry in one state to possess or carry a concealed weapon in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.

  • Stefanik on Housing

  • voted for H.R.5793, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act, which would establish a demonstration program to encourage families receiving housing voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas.

  • Stefanik on Nutrition

  • voted for H.R.2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, which would cut SNAP benefits by $20 billion over ten years through more stringent work requirements and elimination of other programs; the bill would also create additional barriers to receiving SNAP benefits.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1332, the Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act, which would provide additional funding for meals to schools and home care providers.

  • Stefanik on Early Childhood Development

  • voted for H.R.695, the Child Protection Improvements Act, which would establish a background check system for individuals who care for children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2533, the Working Parents Flexibility Act, which would establish tax-exempt parental leave savings accounts for child care.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3632, the PACE Act, which would make the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit refundable, increase rates for the credit, and index the credit to inflation.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5889, the Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act, which would provide resources to early childhood care providers and educators on ways to recognize and respond to children who may be affected by a family member or other adult’s substance abuse.

  • Stefanik on Education

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1120, the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, which would promote delivery of high quality special education and related services to students with visual disabilities or who are deaf or hard of hearing or deaf-blind.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1957, the Safe Schools Improvement Act, which would require local educational agencies to establish anti-bullying policies and prohibit bullying based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3246, the Teachers and Parents at the Table Act, which would create advisory committees made up of expert teachers and families of students to provide input regarding implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4536, a bill to establish an Anti-Bullying Roundtable, which would establish an Anti-Bullying Roundtable to study bullying in elementary and secondary schools in the United States.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.4909, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5324, the Supporting Teachers and Safe Students Act, which would allow for the use of some federal education funding to support mental health services in schools.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5400, the Make Schools Safe Again Act, which would prohibit the federal government from encouraging schools or other educational entities to establish policies to not refer a student suspected of commiting any criminal activity to law enforcement.

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