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  • 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

  • Faso Urges Secretary Perdue to Expand Milk Options for Schoolchildren
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) recently sent a letter to the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) newly confirmed Secretary Sonny Perdue along with 12 colleagues urging the department to change guidelines to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) which prohibit schools from offering whole and flavored milk products. Today Secretary Perdue signed a proclamation directing the USDA to provide schools with regulatory flexibility to offer one percent flavored milk products. “... Read more

  • Faso Issues Statement on President's WOTUS Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement on the President’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) executive order: “The Obama administration’s controversial EPA WOTUS rule is a dangerous expansion of the agency’s regulatory authority over 19th District family farms, businesses and property owners. Before it was correctly paused by the courts, WOTUS would have required local farmers to apply for federal permits for routine work involving drainage ditche... Read more

  • Food Chemical News: USDA should study the effects of cutting soda from SNAP, one lawmaker says
    Posted in Articles on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    By Margarita Raycheva Published: February 22, 2017 03:26 PM While U.S. lawmakers debate whether soda should be restricted from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), at least one of them, Rep. John Faso (R-N.Y.), wants USDA to conduct a study to find out if a soda ban could improve the nutritional habits of program participants. Faso told Food Chemical News on Feb. 21 that he will push for the study in the coming months in the House Agriculture Committee, which last week debated t... Read more

  • Faso Appointed to House Agriculture Subcommittees
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) was appointed to the Nutrition Subcommittee as well as the Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee on the House Agriculture Committee. Congressman Faso issued the following statement: “I am honored to be appointed to serve on two subcommittees on the House Agriculture Committee. On the Nutrition Subcommittee I look forward to work on policies that will protect temporary assistance programs for those in need. As a member of the ... Read more

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