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  • Faso to Vote "No" on Tax Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that he would not support the tax reform proposal in its current form: "There is no question that the federal tax code – with more than 70,000 pages of regulations - is broken. It is unfair to hardworking taxpayers, contains too many loopholes for special interests and is hampering the growth of our economy and ability of American workers to compete in the global economy. I have consistently stated that my goals for tax refo... Read more

  • Faso Cites Increased Readiness, Accountability, in Passage of Bipartisan 2018 Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement upon the House's passage of the final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): "The importance of this legislation cannot be overstated, as it provides the critical support and resources our military requires to face the complex challenges around the world. This legislation ensures military readiness, while also creating additional accountability with the implementation of an audit of t... Read more

  • Faso to Host Live Meeting on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) will host a live meeting on the current tax reform proposal on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:55PM. Congressman Faso said, "This live event will give me the opportunity to directly engage with residents of New York’s 19th Congressional District on this consequential issue. I am still carefully evaluating the House and Senate tax proposals and I look forward to hearing from my constituents to help me determine the best course of action for Upstat... Read more

  • Faso Seeks Local Input on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    "It is critical that I continue to receive input from local residents, elected officials and business leaders, as we work to fix our broken tax code. My goals for tax reform have always been to get our economy moving again, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off. I am committed to fighting for hardworking taxpayers and creating a fairer tax code for all." Read more

  • Faso Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Raise Awareness and Research Funding to Combat Lyme Disease
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    “Lyme Disease is a scourge that Upstate families know all too well. This debilitating disease stays with its victims for years, and results in immense emotional and financial hardship. Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses are growing rapidly, and it is critically important that as a society we do what we can to educate the public on this epidemic so our communities and families can take the necessary steps to comprehensively address this issue. The Lyme Disease Research Stamp Act is important because it will help raise awareness and money to support comprehensive research efforts to combat and prevent these devastating diseases.” Read more

  • Faso Statement on Tragedy at First Baptist Church in Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement on the tragic shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas. Congressman Faso: "The senseless and horrific tragedy in Texas over the weekend is heartbreaking. I am hopeful that the ongoing investigation will lead to answers as to why this individual chose to destroy so many lives and families and we will learn what more can be done to help prevent such tragedies. My heart goes out to the vi... Read more

  • Faso Votes to Reauthorize Children's Health Funding, Protect Rural Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement following the House passage of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), H.R. 3922, the Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation (CHAMPION) Act. Congressman Faso said, “It was critical that the House pass legislation to reauthorize CHIP before the funding runs out in the coming months, and this legislation not only does that, but makes other im... Read more

  • Faso Votes to Repeal Controversial IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement on the House passage of bipartisan legislation to repeal the Independent Patient Advisory Board (IPAB). Congressman Faso said, “Ushered in with the Affordable Care Act, IPAB is a misguided concept that would ultimately serve to ration healthcare to our seniors. Handing over seniors’ healthcare options to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats in a closed off room is unacceptable, and 19th District seniors deserve ... Read more

  • Faso Releases Statement on Tax Reform Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement regarding the "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." "Every worker, family, and small business owner knows our tax code does not work, is too complicated, and forces them to send more of their money to Albany and Washington, D.C. than they should. My goal for tax reform is to get our economy moving again, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off... Read more

  • Faso and Bipartisan Coalition Lay Out Lyme Disease Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    “Upstate individuals and families are unfortunately very familiar with the perils of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease. This is why I have made it a priority in Congress to advance efforts to improve research and awareness to ultimately prevent future cases and mitigate the harmful effects of the disease. There is concern, however, that it can be difficult to enumerate the progress we are making through some of these efforts. The letter sent by myself and my colleagues outlines specific objectives and indicators to track our progress, and make informed decisions when considering funding for certain programs in the CDC.” Read more

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