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  • Faso Bill Language Would Halt Hudson River Anchorage Process, Require Report to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the inclusion of language added at his request to H.R. 2518, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, that would protect the public health and public safety of Hudson River communities by prohibiting proposed Yonkers-to-Kingston barge anchorages for up to one year while Congress assesses environmental and other impacts. The last reauthorization for the Coast Guard’s major funding bill was passed in 2015 and is set to expi... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Issues Statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement on the Administration's budget request for the 2018 fiscal year: “President Trump’s 2018 budget plan makes some notable, and welcome, recommendations such as balancing the budget in 10 years and boosting our national defense readiness. Deep cuts to domestic programs, however, would threaten Upstate New Yorkers at a time when a still-struggling regional economy and fragile jobs market have left many fami... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Calls for Continued Negotiations Toward Finalized FFMP
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) recently sent a letter to Delaware River Decree Party Members on the recent breakdown of negotiations on a finalized long-term Flexible Flow Management Plan (FFMP) for the waterway. The letter stressed positive reforms to benefit communities in the Upper Delaware River region and the need to avoid the reduced water releases which would occur if a deal is not struck by the May 31 deadline. To watch, click image above or click here. Transcrip... Read more

  • Reps. Faso and Maloney Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Equip Airplanes with Life-saving Emergency Medical Supplies
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-NY) and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would upgrade emergency medical supplies to include child-sized doses aboard passenger aircraft. “This is common-sense legislation everyone can support,” said Rep. Faso. “Airlines should equip their fleets with life-saving medical supplies that meet the specific needs of children. I’m pleased to see strong third-party support for this positive change. An airlin... Read more

  • Faso Issues Statement on FBI Director James Comey
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement on the President's decision to terminate FBI Director James Comey: "The firing of FBI Director James Comey is at the same time unsurprising and shocking. "It is unsurprising in that his actions relating to the Clinton email matter caused major controversy on both sides of the political aisle. He appeared to assume a decision making position which would have been better left to his Justice Department superiors.... Read more

  • It's Time to Set the Record Straight on the AHCA
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    It's time to set the record straight on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). From the start of this process, I have stated that the responsible path forward includes keeping what works in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and fixing what doesn't. The ACA is collapsing. Premiums rose an average of 25 percent this year for patients on the healthcare exchanges. Deductibles will average more than $6,000 in 2017 for those in the ACA's lowest-priced plans. A total of 4.7 million Americans have been kicked... Read more

  • Congressman John Faso Issues Statement on AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement: “After careful review of the changes to the American Health Care Act, I believe that this legislation addresses my concerns and I will support the AHCA as amended.” ### Read more

  • Congressman John Faso Issues Statement on Passage of AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement after passage of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628): “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has failed in its promises to the American people. From the start of this process, I have stated that the responsible path forward includes keeping what works and fixing what doesn’t. The ACA as it stands now will collapse under its own weight if nothing is done, imperiling millions of Americans through higher premi... Read more

  • Delaney, Faso Introduce Bipartisan Climate Solutions Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) and Congressman John J. Faso (NY-19) have introduced bipartisan legislation to address climate change and initiate a bipartisan solution to the environmental crisis of our time. The Climate Solutions Commission Act creates a bipartisan National Climate Solutions Commission to undertake a thorough review of economically viable public and private actions or policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The National Climate Solutions Commission is required to give ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Achieves Legislative Victories for Constituents in Bipartisan Appropriations Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Debt and Deficits, Education, Environment, Immigration, Transportation, Lyme Disease

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced programs that will greatly benefit from the recent bipartisan agreement that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. “This bipartisan agreement avoids a government shutdown and includes an array of legislative victories for the 19th District,” said Congressman Faso. Bolsters Funds to Provide Raises to Members of Our Armed Forces The bill includes a defense increase of $19.9 billion when compared to 2... Read more

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