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  • April 3-7, 2017
    Posted in Vote Explanations on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA, Economy and Jobs

    H.R. 1219 – Supporting America’s Innovators Act of 2017 Small businesses and start-ups are essential to our entrepreneurial culture. These companies provide jobs and economic growth throughout the United States, especially in Upstate New York. It is our responsibility to encourage an economic environment that allows these entrepreneurs the opportunity to succeed in their ventures. Access to capital is one of the most important elements in operating, expanding and starting a business. For this re... Read more

  • Statement from Congressman John J. Faso on the AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement after the decision to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from floor consideration: “Since the start of this process, I have said that we must keep what works in the current healthcare system and fix what doesn’t. Pulling the legislation from the floor reveals that there is no Republican consensus on replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As such, it is incumbent upon those of us in Congress ... Read more

  • March 20-24, 2017
    Posted in Vote Explanations on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    H.R. 372 – Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 Congress holds the power to regulate insurance under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. In 1945, Congress used this power to limit the scope of antitrust laws to exempt health insurance issuers and preserve the state authority on insurance. By allowing insurers to play by their own rules, we open up the insurance market for increased premiums and decreased choice. I voted in favor of H.R. 372 which levels the playing field, applyin... 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 Joins the Mike Gallagher Show
    Posted in Interviews on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    Congressman John Faso talked with Mike Gallagher discuss the American Health Care Act and the multiphase process of fixing our healthcare system. Listen here. 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

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