Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement on Kathy Hochul’s $227 billion Far Left budget for New York State:

“Kathy Hochul has once again given New York the most expensive budget in its history, and she has proven her priorities are not for the citizens of New York.

“In the midst of New York’s violent crime crisis, she is refusing to fully end failed bail reform. In pursuit of her unconstitutional gun-grabbing agenda, she is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to shred New Yorkers’ Second Amendment rights.

“She is doubling down on more Far Left Green New Deal policies, including advancing her radical gas stove ban, which is not for hardworking families in Upstate New York and the North Country, whose pocketbooks are already bearing the brunt of Hochul’s energy war.

“Hochul’s priorities are clearly out of touch with hardworking New Yorkers, which is made even more clear with the more than $1 billion increase to support the wave of illegal immigrants in New York City with taxpayer dollars over the needs of New York families, which will further incentivize illegal immigration to New York.

“New York communities are already suffering because of failed policies from Albany, and Kathy Hochul has only proven she is committed to making them worse. I will work tirelessly in the new Republican majority in Congress to provide a critical check on Hochul’s failed policies on behalf of hardworking families in Upstate New York and the North Country.”