Equal Pay act tackles uniform disparity

U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville. Sydney Schaefer/Watertown Daily Times

WASHINGTON — Rep. Elise M. Stefanik has been ranked the 10th most-effective Republican member in the House of Representatives, and the most effective Republican on banking and commerce issues.

That’s according to the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a non-partisan political think-tank that’s a collaboration between the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University.

Using statistical analysis of the bills a member of Congress submitted in the last Congress, if those bills pass their Congressional chamber of origin and if they become law, the Center ranks lawmakers within their chamber, their party and on specific issues.

According to the Center in the 116th Congress, Rep. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, supported or introduced 15 “significant” bills, of which one received action outside of committee. She also was an original cosponsor on one “substantive and significant” bill that became law, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

“I am proud to be among the top 10 most effective Republican lawmakers in the entire House of Representatives, and I am especially proud to be the most effective Republican lawmaker in supporting policy relative to small businesses and economic growth,” Rep. Stefanik said in a statement. “Since taking office, but especially since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have delivered significant funding and commonsense solutions to support North Country small businesses and our local economies, modernize our workforce, and empower entrepreneurs and workers across our district.”

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If she is more effective than the rest of the republican members, it doesn't say much for them or her. Nothing x's nothing is still nothing, Pathetic and an insurrectionist to boot.


A majority of the electorate in the 21st district obviously do not agree with your assessment of rep Stefanik. From your remarks about our congresswoman I detect a great deal of pain in your wheelhouse. We could be doing a lot worse maam.


She signs on to a lot of things that are going to pass anyway because they are slam dunks, so she's ahead of the rest of her party despite being in the minority. Clever. And probably preapproved.


Come on Elise. How long will they continue the lie that we need immigrants to do work that Americans won’t do? They price out Americans by suppressing wages and happily destroy and divide our country. Thanks again, Elise, Katko, Reed....


You do a great job for us Girl —I know you will keep it up.

Thank You!!


This doesn't surprise me a bit. Our rep is doing a fantastic job. If she wasn't, she wouldn't be the target of the left that she has become. I am proud to vote for her and know that I live in a region where most of the people have a solid and wholesome view of life and politics. Bring on 2022. The landslide will be even bigger.


Might have to question that after her vote on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. (Amnesty) The Republican Party doesn't have room for those who aren't America first...

Thanks Elise, Katko, Reed...




Thank you rep Stefanik we are very proud off you. Received your letter just yesterday and will be sending my check shortly. We Stefanik constituents will make sure you have the funds to go back to congress in a landslide.

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