Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., has pledged to use her role as house-of-representatives Conference chair to guide the congress” target=”_blank”>GOP< as chairwoman May 14, elevating the lawmaker to replace Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.
“This will not be an easy job, but I know we are stronger when united as a team,” Stefanik told colleagues in her acceptance speech.
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The congresswoman representing us-regions‘s 21st District has served on the House Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Education and Labor and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
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Stefanik went to the Albany Academy for Girls before attending Harvard University and graduating in 2006 with a degree in government. She was the first member of her immediate family to graduate from college.
The congresswoman married Matthew Manda in 2017.
She’s cheered some of her most notable accomplishments as a New York congresswoman as saving Fort Drum from up to 16,000 military personnel cuts; authoring the Be Open Act of 2015; authoring the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act and helping pass the Bipartisan Budget Act.
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Stefanik says she’s worked to promote policies that create jobs and promote small businesses in New York, loosen or cut restrictive government regulations, support farmers and cut education costs, among other things.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.