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  • Faso Statement on Passing of First Lady Barbara Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    “The best reflection of a person’s character is what those around them say. By all accounts, Barbara Bush is one of the most humble, decent, and kind-hearted people to ever serve our country. Her service as First Lady during and after President George H.W. Bush’s term serves as a beacon of decency in a political world that is often nasty and unrelenting. “Nearly thirty years ago, I was in Maine and by chance had the opportunity to visit with the Bush Family. Without hesitation, Barbara welcomed ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Sends Follow Up Letter to Department of Treasury
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington D.C. -- Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a follow up letter to the Department of Treasury seeking examination of recent changes to the New York State tax law. The original letter asked the Treasury Department to issue an opinion letter concerning tax changes contained in the Governor’s proposed Executive Budget. Now that the state budget has been adopted, Rep. Faso’s follow up letter requests the Treasury Department review the recently enacted state legislation that would con... Read more

  • Faso Priorities Included in 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the release of legislative text for H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, commonly known as the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is an all-encompassing legislative proposal that guides the nation’s agriculture policies for the next five years. The current proposal has been developed over the past fifteen months by members on both sides of the aisle on the Agriculture Committee. “I am pleased that the Farm Bill introduced today... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that the Speaker will not seek re-election: “Paul Ryan has been a dedicated public servant to his district and nation for 20 years. I regret his decision to retire but fully understand his desire to not miss the teenage years of his three children. I wish him and his family well and thank him for his service to the nation.” Read more

  • Faso Highlights New USDA Rule Allowing Flavored Milk in Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), today, highlighted the upcoming implementation date of a rule published by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service that will give schools flexibility in menu planning by allowing for flavored, low-fat milk to be served to students. Dairy product consumption is linked to improved bone health and is especially important during childhood and adolescence, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Schools will not need to seek a waiver to off... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Changes to MPP-Dairy Program, Announces Reopening of Enrollment Period
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) applauded the reopening of enrollment for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The MPP program recently underwent changes as authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The enrollment period will run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018. Dairy producers should contact one of Congressman Faso’s offices with any questions. “Dairy farmers are in the midst of a prolonged e... Read more

  • NY Officials Highlight Introduction of Legislation to Transfer Land to FDR National Historic Site
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Hyde Park, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-NY19), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro today highlighted an effort to authorize the acquisition of land by the National Park Service for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Dutchess County. The National Park Service is permitted to own property that was part of the Roosevelt estate, but requires Congressional authorization to adjust t... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Priorities Included in Omnibus, Supports the Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted numerous priorities included in the Omnibus appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives. The Omnibus appropriations bill would authorize government spending for the remaining of the Fiscal Year 2018 and is based on the budget caps agreement initially signed into law in February. Rep. Faso supported the Omnibus spending package to prevent an unnecessary government shutdown. “The budget process in Washington ... Read more

  • Faso Introduces Resolution to Recognize Upper Delaware River
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, DC – Congressman John Faso (NY-19) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives today that recognizes and celebrates the natural resource value and growing economic importance of the Upper Delaware River. The resolution was introduced with the help and support of more than 100 Delaware River advocates representing the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) that traveled to Washington, DC to educate their congressional representatives about the importance of... Read more

  • Faso Announces USDA Grant Process for Broadband Infrastructure in Unserved Rural Areas
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the opening of the application process for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Connect Program. The grants are available to state and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, and for-profit corporations to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities. “Access to broadband is a necessity in a rapidly evolving world,” said Faso. “Many rural communities in Upstate New York st... Read more

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