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  • Statement from Rep. John J. Faso Responding to Governor Cuomo
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Governor Cuomo's and Lieutenant Governor Hochul’s statements today regarding purported cuts to nursing homes is patently false. If ever there were an example – to use a current term – of “fake news,” this is it. The AHCA maintains the Medicaid expansion and allows our state to enroll additional people under terms of the expansion until December 31, 2019. Thereafter, New York is reimbursed for expansion enrollees at the higher rate until they cycle off the program. Should those... Read more

  • Statement from Congressman John J. Faso
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    “Governor Cuomo falsely represents the choices the state will face if the AHCA legislation is enacted. The vast majority of states in the nation don’t force property taxpayers to pay a portion of the state’s cost of Medicaid. Localities across the nation are responsible for just over $9 billion in Medicaid with over $7 billion of that cost borne by local taxpayers in New York State. This shows how out of line New York is in this regard. Mr. Cuomo has also forgotten that Governor Mario Cuomo made... Read more

  • Members of New York’s GOP Delegation Applaud Proposal which will Reduce Tax Burden on New Yorkers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members of the New York GOP Congressional delegation, including Representatives Chris Collins (NY-27), Tom Reed (NY-23), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), and John Faso (NY-19), joined together to applaud the inclusion of the Medicaid Local Share Limitation proposal in the Manager’s Amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The Medicaid Local Share Limitation, which was proposed by Congressmen Chris Collins and John Faso, would bar federal reimbursements fo... Read more

  • Faso Plan to Cut Property Taxes Included in American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    Washington, D.C. – Fulfilling his campaign pledge, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) announced today that the manager’s amendment to the American Health Care Act would include his plan to eliminate New York State’s ability to mandate Medicaid costs for local county property taxpayers. The policy, if enacted, would end Albany’s 51-year-old policy of imposing a significant share of state Medicaid costs on county governments and their property taxpayers. Individual county property taxpayers woul... Read more

  • Faso Issues Statement on Budget Committee's Referral to Rules Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement on the House Budget Committee’s passage of the American Health Care Act. The bill now heads to the House Rules Committee for a markup and vote in the coming weeks. “Today I joined a majority of Budget Committee members to approve a procedural step for the American Health Care Act. The purpose of this committee vote was straightforward: to assess whether the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committe... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Cosponsors Resolution to Combat Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today joined 16 Republican members of the House to introduce a resolution that calls for using American innovation to preserve and protect our environment. “This resolution addresses the real impacts of man-made climate change and emphasizes the need to develop and create jobs with the goal of protecting our environment,” said Congressman John Faso. “It’s critical that we work together to develop smart solutions that will conserve our natur... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Answers Additional Questions from Teletown Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA, Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Click image above to watch video Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today took time to answer additional questions from participants in last night’s teletown hall. Participants who were unable to ask Congressman Faso their question live were encouraged to leave a voicemail at event’s end. Faso’s responses to some of the questions have been posted to his YouTube page here. Read more

  • Faso Answers Questions and Concerns in Teletown Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA, Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement after his hourlong teletown hall this evening: “Tonight I contacted 20,000 residents in the 19th District and heard from them on various topics of concern, from property taxes to healthcare to our environment. I appreciate everyone who called in to listen and participate in a thoughtful discussion on issues that matter most to our community.” Teletown Hall Stats 20,000 calls made Top topics: Healthcare reform... Read more

  • Faso Advocates for Drinking Water Protections with Circuit Rider Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) testified this week before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies in support of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Circuit Rider program, which works through various state rural water associations to provide technical help to local utilities and their customers: “The Circuit Rider program is critically important to support rural infrastruc... Read more

  • Faso Issues Statement on American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the followed statement on the introduction of the American Health Care Act: "This legislation is part of the larger multiphase process I have described before as an effective path to provide our 19th District families with affordable, patient-centered healthcare. Regulatory changes and legislative fixes will have to accompany this measure, but I am heartened to see the immediate inclusion of two provisions to provide families with pe... Read more

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