North Country Congressperson Elise Stefanik denounces, votes against two gun control bills

From the While the House of Representatives passed two gun control bills, both with a handful of Republican votes, Ms. Stefanik opposed both.

“I am proud of my record as a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and of working across the aisle to enact common-sense reforms that protect our children, our schools and our families from senseless gun violence,” Ms. Stefanik wrote in a statement on one of these, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. “The legislation brought to the Floor today infringes on the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, with little to no effect on deterring criminals.”

In her statement, she also criticized Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who signed the Red Flag bill into law on Monday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in attendance. The new state law allows judges to issue extreme-risk orders of protection to temporarily remove firearms from someone deemed a threat to themselves or others.

“I also stand with our law enforcement community in opposing the firearm legislation signed by Governor Cuomo and championed by Speaker Pelosi earlier this week, which effectively boxes out law enforcement and hands their authority directly over to the courts,” Ms. Stefanik wrote. “This misguided legislation infringes on the rights of responsible gun owners across the North Country and is yet another example of Governor Cuomo’s failed leadership in our state.”

The following votes only include roll call votes, as other kinds of votes — like voice votes — are not recorded. Procedural votes are not included.

Ms. Stefanik voted to suspend the rules and pass the Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act. It passed, 385-18.

She voted to suspend the rules and pass the Recognizing Achievement in Classified School Employees Act. It passed, 387-19.

She voted to pass a bill relating to a national emergency declared by the president on Feb. 15. It passed, 245-182.

She voted to suspend the rules and pass the Natural Resources Management Act. It passed, 363-62.

She voted against the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. It passed, 240-190.

She voted against the Enhanced Background Checks Act. It passed, 228-198.