Home of the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum is not only integral for maintaining our strong national security, but it is also the largest employer in New York State. Elise is committed to being an advocate in Washington to ensure that Fort Drum is well-funded for a long, successful future in Northern New York.
We must keep the promises and commitments we've made to our military veterans by ensuring needed services and care are always available and delivered in a timely fashion. Elise will be a strong advocate for all veterans and military families in the North Country.
Our military men and women ask little and sacrifice much. Regardless of their station location, they are on the front lines everyday serving and protecting the American people. They must be ready to act anywhere in the world on a moment's notice. But they cannot be in a constant state of readiness if they lack necessary resources.
As a proud veteran who appreciates the sacrifices all veterans have made to protect our freedoms, I not only look out for their interests, I fight hard every day to make sure they have everything they need and deserve.
New York has had nine federally declared disasters in three years and that it is a potential target for man-made threats. "New York must have a world-class emergency response network, and the new college will help train aspiring professionals, policy leaders, emergency managers and first responders," Cuomo's spokesperson said.
Lawmakers are generally in support of investing more money in preparing the state for natural and man-made disasters, but some question whether a new college for homeland security is the answer. Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, the chairwoman of the Assembly's higher-education committee, said that among her concerns is that there are already schools with related programs, among them John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Long Island University, and Adelphi University.
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