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  • Faso Welcomes Suspension of Hudson River Anchorages Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John J. Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement regarding the news that the United States Coast Guard plans to suspend its push for new anchorages in the Hudson River. “This is welcome news to many of our residents along the Hudson River. I am pleased to see that in addition to suspending its anchorages plan, the Coast Guard decided to commission a formal study to better understand the risks associated with these anchorage grounds. This is somethin... Read more

  • Faso, New York Congressional Delegation Dismiss Cuomo’s Baseless Claims
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Tax Reform

    "Rather than petulantly threatening to raise taxes on overburdened New Yorkers, Mr. Cuomo should instead cut waste in his own $160 billion budget. High among these items are hundreds of millions each year doled out in special interest favors and side deals to favored groups. Medicaid is intended to help the disabled, the poor and the elderly, but in Cuomo’s New York fully one-third of our population is on this system. Cuomo is driving people from Upstate New York because of high taxes. Instead of supporting our efforts he threatens additional tax increases because he can’t bring his own budget under control. Cuomo spends more on Medicaid than Texas and Florida combined and those states have more than twice New York’s population. Our amendment finally fixes Albany’s 50-year-old mistake of imposing part of these costs on property taxpayers." Read more

  • Faso Lauds $53,334 Award to Speigletown District Volunteer Fire Company
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    “This grant will allow our brave first responders of the Speigletown Fire Company to more efficiently and effectively fight fires in their community, and keep safe while doing it. The adapters purchased from the grant money streamline the process of getting hoses connected to a hydrant, saving precious minutes, and often saving lives” Read more

  • Faso-Collins Language to Cut New York Property Taxes Included in Senate Health Bill Draft
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Tax Reform

    “For decades, Albany’s Medicaid mandate and resulting property taxes have burdened New Yorkers unlike in any other state. What we’ve got to show for this scheme is people fleeing our state in droves, businesses relocating, and crushing and often unpayable bills for those who stay behind” Read more

  • Faso's Bipartisan Foster Care Legislation Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    “Everyone deserves a family, regardless of age, and my legislation would support those in challenging circumstances past 21 years old.” Read more

  • Congressman Faso Issues Statement on Today's Shooting Incident
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement: “Mary Fran and I are praying for the victims of today’s shooting, including Majority Whip Scalise, congressional staff, and the brave men and women of the Capitol Police. Thank you to our law enforcement and first responders who rushed to save lives.” Read more

  • Congressman Faso Issues Statement on Upcoming New York PSC Review
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement regarding the upcoming session of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to review the joint petition filed by telecommunications companies Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc (CCH) and FairPoint Communications, Inc. (FCI) for approval of the CCH plan to acquire FCI in New York: “I’m encouraged to see that the New York State Public Service Commission has announced it is reviewing the joint applicat... Read more

  • Faso-Sponsored Bill to Support Hydroelectric Power Passes House in Bipartisan Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the passage of H.R. 2292, legislation to allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend the construction license for the Cannonsville, Delaware County hydroelectric project for as many as eight additional years. FERC provided the original, two-year license for the project in 2014. The license extension is necessary to prepare the construction site at the Cannonsville Dam in an environmentally sensitive manne... Read more

  • Faso Supports Pro-Growth Financial CHOICE Act, House Passes Dodd-Frank Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted to approve the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act (H.R. 10). The legislation passed the House by a vote of 233 to 186. CHOICE would end Dodd-Frank’s too-big-to-fail bailouts for financial firms and creditors, deliver stronger consumer-fraud protections for all Americans, and provide much-needed regulatory relief to community banks and other small financial institutions... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Announces $400,000 in Brownfields Cleanup Grants to Local Governments
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that two local governments in the 19th Congressional District have been awarded $400,000 in grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for brownfield site revitalization. Sullivan County and the Village of Valley Falls (Rensselaer County) will each receive $200,000 in competitive grants to help them redevelop vacant and unused properties. “These grants will allow Sullivan County and Valley Falls to make innovative... Read more

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