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Rep. Stefanik tours Wilton construction site forced to shutter during pandemic

WNYT Staff
Created: May 26, 2020 05:55 PM

WILTON - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik toured the construction site of a new neighborhood in the Capital Region on Wednesday.

Stefanik got an up-close look at how one local builder's progress was stopped due to the pandemic.

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Belmonte Builders is in the middle of construction of new homes in Wilton.

They showed Stefanik the different stages some of the projects are stuck in. Belmonte is lobbying for the return of expanded crews on-site as well as consideration for essential business status should there be a second wave of the virus.

Stefanik recently spent some time at Camp David with President Trump as part of the task force to reopen the economy.

"The president is very supportive of the safe reopening of the economy, but he's also really delegated it to the states, and I think that was the right decision," said Stefanik. "I want to see that at the state level – the delegation to the county public health offices. I think that's the right model moving forward, because you're the most connected."

When Stefanik left the Belmonte site, she hit the road for Washington for a vote Wednesday in Congress.


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