• Agriculture

    Agriculture and farming are the economic backbone of Upstate New York. Our district is blessed with a variety of agriculture, from apples and grapes to dairy and organic farms. As a member of the House’s Agriculture Committee, it is my goal to help e...

  • Debt and Deficits

    The public debt of the United States is a national crisis. As our debt crosses the $20 trillion mark, Congress must take steps to guarantee our future financial stability. As a member of the House’s Budget Committee, I look forward to working on bipa...

  • Economy and Jobs

    The current labor force participation rate – the percentage of working-age Americans currently employed or actively seeking employment – is one of the lowest in the last 40 years. Too many Americans have simply given up hope of finding full-time empl...

  • Education

    Returning control of education to the state and local levels is incredibly important in order to provide students with the best opportunities to achieve success. I will fight to ensure that our students do not suffer from a bureaucratic, one-size-fit...

  • Environment

    I am proud to fight for the natural resources of our area in order to leave a better world for our children and grandchildren. As your representative I will continue to pursue common-sense reforms that balance the needs of our environment with the de...

  • Healthcare

    A critical shortcoming of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that it attempted to federalize the health-insurance marketplace and placed many people into one-size-fits-all policies which were unaffordable. Individuals nationwide have received cancellat...

  • Immigration

    We are a nation of laws and I oppose all forms of illegal immigration. With that being said, I support immigration reform. We must reform our visa programs and strengthen border security while considering the human effect of such statutory changes.

  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses are epidemics in Upstate New York and pose a serious threat to public health. With more than 300,000 new cases of Lyme diagnosed annually, action must be taken to better prevent and combat this disease. A...

  • Property Tax Relief

    Property Tax Reduction Act The Property Tax Reduction Act (H.R. 1871 – Faso) ends New York’s 50-year-old mistake that requires county property taxpayers to pay for the state’s Medicaid costs. Governments in Washington and Albany determine how Medicai...

  • Second Amendment

    I support the right of American citizens to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Recently, I voted in support of H.J. Res. 40 which strikes down the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) over-r...

  • Seniors

    Social Security and Medicare are promises that have been made to the American people and must be kept. By promoting growth in the economy, we can ensure that these programs are sustainable and available in the long term.

  • Tax Reform

    The United States has one of the most complicated tax systems in the world. I believe that a simplified tax code, both for individual taxpayers and businesses, will lead to enhanced economic growth, higher wages, and better employment opportunities f...

  • Transportation

    America’s surface transportation infrastructure needs repair. A 21st century infrastructure system means better roads, safer bridges, greater access to clean drinking water, and enhanced regional development. As a member of the House’s Transportation...

  • Veterans

    Since the founding of our country, the American way of life has been defended by the brave men and women of the United States military. All American service members – active, reserve, veterans, and retirees – can never be thanked enough for the sacri...

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