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  • Congressman Faso Statement on Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following failure by the Senate to pass a continuation of government funding passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives: “The government shutdown was completely avoidable and absolutely unnecessary. It’s extremely disappointing that Senate Democrats have shut down the government, blocking military pay and a full extension of the CHIP program, over a non-budgetary issue. “The House passed a bill that would have... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Supports Legislation to Provide Relief to New Yorkers Pre-paying Property Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined a bipartisan coalition of his colleagues in introducing legislation to allow individuals who paid any or all of their 2018 property taxes in 2017 to deduct them on their current 2017 tax bill, regardless of when the taxes were assessed. Current IRS guidance states that only taxes that had been assessed in 2017 would be deductible. Representatives Lance (NJ-07) and Gottheimer (NJ-05) are primary sponsors of the legislation. The sup... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Statement on Short Term Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following the House of Representatives voting on a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government: “Much like the CR voted on in December, this short-term funding package is disappointing in that we still do not have a full year appropriations plan. The House passed all twelve appropriations bills before the October 1 deadline, but Senate Democrats have stood in the way of the Senate completing even a single appropriat... Read more

  • Faso Supports Reauthorization of Crucial National Security Measures
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) supported re-authorization of Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The legislation provides for additional transparency and reporting requirements that will codify new individual privacy protections into law. “Our intelligence community is critical in our efforts to protect the nation from terror threats. We have made significant improvements since 9/11 in reducing the siloing of information among intelligenc... Read more

  • Rep. Faso and Problem Solvers Caucus Reveal Transportation and Infrastructure Investment Outline
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today joined his colleagues of the Transportation and Infrastructure Working Group of the Problem Solvers Caucus in unveiling their plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure. “America’s infrastructure is in desperate need for fresh investment. Our roads and bridges are crumbling, while rural communities remain underserved by broadband services, said Faso. “This plan is a common-sense approach to one of our nation’s most immediate problems. I ... Read more

  • Healthy Fields and Farm Economies Act Seeks to Bring More Accountability to Federal Conservation Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John J. Faso (R-Kinderhook) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve conservation programs for farmers and increase accountability to American taxpayers. The Healthy Fields and Farm Economies Act would give USDA the tools and authority to measure, evaluate, and report on federal conservation program outcomes so that they better serve family farmers, protect natural resources, and provide a greater return on investm... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Announces Veterans Resource Fairs Across District
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Kingston, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) will be hosting three additional Veterans Resource Fairs in the coming weeks. The resource fairs are designed to bring together numerous Veterans service organizations, including private and governmental agencies, into one place. "Unfortunately, many veterans have a difficult time getting access to the benefits that they have earned from serving their nation," said Rep. Faso. "The purpose of these fairs is to create a one-stop shop for whatever... Read more

  • Faso Statement on State of the State Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement on Governor Cuomo's 'State of the State' Address: “Gov. Cuomo’s message ignores the reality that our residents are fleeing New York State in record numbers seeking lower taxes and better job opportunities. All of this was happening before federal tax reform. New York ranks 49th or 50th in being unfriendly to business development and Mr. Cuomo said nothing yesterday to fix this problem. Instead, he holds out ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Supports Stopgap Government Funding Package
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in favor of a stopgap funding package to prevent a government shutdown. The House passed the package by a vote of 231 -- 188. Faso noted that almost all Democrats in the House voted against funding the government. “The short-term package voted on today is necessary, but disappointing in that critical issues that should have been completed by the end of the year are being delayed until January. It is important to note that the ... Read more

  • Reps. Faso, Slaughter Introduce Bill to Honor Maurice Hinchey
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Representatives John Faso (R-NY19) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY25) today introduced legislation to rename the post office at 111 Market St, Saugerties, New York after former U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey. “Maurice Hinchey was a fierce defender of the environment who was a steadfast advocate for the causes he believed in and the people he served,” said Faso. “I was proud to serve alongside him in the State Assembly. Naming his hometown post office after Maurice will be an e... Read more

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