Written by Andrew Yildizlar in the Press Republican

TO THE EDITOR: On June 5, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik helped pass legislation to increase forgiveness of small business loans to support our small businesses in the North Country who have suffered greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legislation will allow local businesses to access more government funds and more time to defer loan repayments which could not have come at a better time for many industries such as retail, entertainment, and of course our beloved family restaurants and bars.

With unemployment numbers reaching an all-time national high of over 40 million, due to the unprecedented toll of the pandemic, the state of New York and the North Country have shown remarkable resilience.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik understands the tough reality many hard-working people of the North Country find themselves in. She has been working tirelessly in Congress to ensure her constituents’ livelihoods are supported during the strict regulations of the coronavirus pandemic. She has demonstrated her great bipartisanship through her ability to get several necessary COVID-19 related bills passed by working closely with other members of congress on both sides of the aisle.

In a time of need, she has responded without fear or panic and has worked diligently as a strong leader that understands what must be done to protect not only the well-being of her constituents, but that of the nation.

Andrew Yildizlar


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