January 25, 2022

Stefanik votes for Supplemental Impact Aid Flexibility Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) recently voted in favor of theSupplemental Impact Aid Flexibility Act, of which she is a cosponsor.

According to a press release, the bill wouldallow school districts participating in the Federal Impact Aid Program to use previously reported student headcounts on their Impact Aid applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

The program reimburses school districts in areas for the loss of revenue caused by the school’s proximity to nontaxable, federal property.

“Federal Impact Aid is critical to supporting teachers and students in military communities across the nation and especially in our Fort Drum community,” Stefanik said in a statement.

“I am pleased to advance legislation that supports flexibility for North Country schools, so our teachers and school administrators can focus on equipping the next generation.”

The legislation has passed both the Senate and the House.

Stefanik votes for bill to honor WWII vets

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) voted in favor of theGhost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act, which she cosponsored.

According to a press release, the bill would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and the 3133rd Signal Services Company in recognition of their unique and highly distinguished service during World War II.

The 3133rd Signal Service Company was activated at Pine Camp, which is now Fort Drum.

“I am proud to advance bipartisan legislation to honor our World War II veterans, whose specialized service aided the course of history,” Stefanik said in a statement.

“It is a special honor that Fort Drum carries on the legacy as the place the 3133rd Signal Service Company was originally activated. May we never forget these veterans’ service and sacrifice.”

This bill has already passed the Senate and next heads to the president’s desk. 

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