Keeping first responders properly funded is vital in keeping the American people safe and sound throughout their daily lives. Firefighters answer the call to serve every single day without question and forgo their own safety to keep members of their community out of harm’s way. This act of heroism and selflessness cannot go unspoken and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik knows this. Therefore, she supported and helped put in place a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarding over half a million dollars in funding to eight fire departments throughout New York’s 21st congressional district. While Democrats continually use taxpayer dollars for frivolous causes that aren’t in the best interest of the American people. The citizens of New York’s 21st can rest easy knowing that congresswoman Elise Stefanik will consistently allocate their hard-earned taxpayer dollars properly and into avenues that’ll best serve the American people.