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  • Rep. Faso Supports Maintaining College Affordability Tax Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) signed two letters sent to the tax reform conferees in support of maintaining tax benefits designed to make college more affordable. “Pursuing higher education has long been considered a path toward achieving the American dream,” said Faso. “We should promote and support access for those who want to continue their studies, whether at a traditional four-year college, in graduate school, or through a technical education. By maintaining these ... Read more

  • Faso Signs on to Bipartisan Plan that Includes SALT Fix
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) signed on to a bipartisan plan that would fully reinstate the state and local tax deduction (SALT) currently left out of the House and Senate tax reform proposals. The plan also maintains the medical expense deduction and student loan interest deduction, which have been additional key concerns of Congressman Faso’s. “I want to support a tax reform bill, but I have consistently stated that I will only do so if a bill helps New York’s economy... Read more

  • Faso Supports Increased Accountability Measures at the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington DC – Today, Rep. John Faso voted to increase accountability measures at the VA by supporting the bipartisan Enhancing Veteran Care Act. The proposal would allow for Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) directors to contract with accredited third-party organizations to investigate their healthcare facilities. “Our veterans deserve high-quality care from experienced and caring professionals,” said Faso. “These are benefits that they have earned through their service and sacrifice ... Read more

  • Taylor Force Act Passes House with Faso Support
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington DC – Representative John Faso issued a statement following passage of the Taylor Force Act through the House of Representatives: “The Palestinian Authority sends a terrible message by subsidizing the families of recently deceased terrorists,” said Faso. “The subsidies are a direct contrast to the interests of peace. I am glad the House came together to send a unified and bipartisan message that America is committed to peace in the region.” Background: · The Taylor Force Act would proh... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Meets with Service Academy Nominations Advisory Board
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Ulster County, NY – On December 3rd, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) met with the advisory board tasked with selecting the New York 19th congressional office's service academy nominations for admission in June 2018. The advisory board is made up of people who have either graduated from a military service academy, have a family connection to a military academy, or have otherwise served in the military. “The advisory board will play a critical role in selecting candidates to receive recommend... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Urges Congressional Leadership to Commit to Responsible Budget Solution
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined his bipartisan colleagues in the Problem Solvers Caucus urging Congressional leadership to commit to a long-term budget solution that responsibly funds the federal government. “It will be impossible to get our nation’s spending under control until we have a budget that is crafted with long-term goals in mind and not just short-term fixes. Families cannot operate on that type of budgeting and neither can our government,” said F... Read more

  • Faso’s Efforts Lead to Victory for NY Dairy Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Education

    Washington DC – Today, Congressman John Faso applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to give schools increased flexibility in offering low-fat flavored milk as part of National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. “This is great news for our schoolchildren and our dairy farmers here in New York,” said Faso. “Low-fat milk, including flavored milk, is an important part of a child’s diet and we should do what we can to promote consumption of this nutritious option. I applaud Secreta... Read more

  • Faso Nominees Named to Tick-Borne Disease Working Group
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Kinderhook, NY - Today, Congressman John Faso (NY-19) announced that Dr. Richard Horowitz, M.D., a resident of Hyde Park in Dutchess County, and Ms. Patricia V. Smith were named to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) new Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. Congressman Faso had recommended these individuals as experts to be included on the working group in February 2017 to the HHS Secretary. “As the rate of tick-borne related illnesses continues to grow, we must improve the feder... Read more

  • Congressman John Faso (NY-19) Recognizes Donald and Sharon Campbell
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Valatie, N.Y. - On Monday, Congressman John Faso (NY-19) honored Donald and Sharon Campbell with a plaque that contained his remarks from the floor of the House of Representatives which recognizes the couple’s active participation for more than a dozen years at the Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry, a ministry of the Ichabod Crane Clergy Association in Columbia County. Full Remarks from November 8, 2017: Mr. FASO. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to thank Donald and Sharon Campbell, who have actively volu... Read more

  • Faso Introduces Bipartisan Go to High School, Go to College Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    “As a society we should be doing whatever we can to ensure our talented young people have the tools and resources they need to be successful. That starts with a quality education. I am proud to introduce the Go to High School, Go to College Act with my colleague Congresswoman Fudge, as it will allow ambitious High School students to save money on costly tuition while also getting a jump-start on their postsecondary education. This legislation will most directly benefit low-income students who might otherwise not have an opportunity to further their education because of the costs.” Read more

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