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  • ‘Faso Farm Bill’ Highlights Priorities for the Upcoming Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released a list of priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill. The list of priorities touches on several different issue areas that coincide with areas Representative Faso has been working on since January 2017. The farm economy is facing increasingly difficult headwinds. The upcoming Farm Bill is critical for the Upstate agriculture community as trade barriers in Canada, slowing demand, and the margin protection program have not done ou... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Passing of Representative Louise Slaughter
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    “I’m saddened to learn the news of Representative Louise Slaughter’s passing. Louise was a kind and caring colleague, and a steadfast advocate for the people of Western New York. As the first woman elected to serve Western New York in Congress, she is a trailblazer for so many women and young girls who also strive to serve our nation. May she Rest in Peace.” Read more

  • Faso Leads Letter on Mental Health Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) led a bipartisan letter with Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to leadership of the House Appropriations Committee urging the committee to prioritize funding for mental health programs authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act in the upcoming spending package. Due to the use of continuing resolutions, many of the programs included within the 21st Century Cures Act have yet to receive the... Read more

  • Faso Announces Grant Award to Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso today announced the awarding of a grant by the National Science Foundation to the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook. The nearly $800,000 grant will go towards a study of the implications of watershed inputs for lake water quality, food webs, and other benefits humans derive from lakes. The study will eventually allow researchers to use a mathematical model to predict the response of lakes to various watershed inputs. Additionally, the project... Read more

  • Faso, Seward, and Local Officials Highlight On-Going Dispute Between NYPA and Schoharie County
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Kingston, NY – Congressman John Faso and Senator James Seward today highlighted the introduction of the Local Taxpayer Protection Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, which would require licensed public hydropower facility operators to make annual payments to counties in order to cover the cost of providing services to the facility and surrounding community. For most of 2017, Schoharie County and the New York Power Authority have been engaged in two ongoing negotiations discussing flood mit... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Supports Measure to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso announced co-sponsorship for a bill to reauthorize and make improvements to the School-Based Health Centers. The legislation, H.R. 1027 the Hallways to Health Act, creates a grant program to support school-based health centers in order to encourage children and their families to adopt healthy behaviors. “School-Based Health Centers are critically important providers of healthcare in Upstate New York,” said Faso. “These SBHCs primarily operate in underserv... Read more

  • Faso Sends Letter to HUD Secretary Carson Regarding Bliss Towers’ ‘Deplorable Living Conditions’
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson regarding deplorable living conditions at Bliss Towers in Hudson, NY. Congressman Faso recently took an unannounced visit to Bliss Towers to witness the living conditions and general condition of the facility. Bliss Towers consists of 135 residential units and is home to at-risk residents who have little access to proper recourse in response to health and ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Urges Treasury Department to Examine Proposed NY State Tax Changes
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released a copy of a letter he has sent to the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy concerning changes in deductibility of state and local taxes. The letter asks the Treasury Department to issue an opinion letter concerning proposed tax changes contained in Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Budget, which would convert some state and local tax payments to payments which might be eligible for charitable tax deduction under federal law. Ful... Read more

  • Faso and Lipinski Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- Reps. John Faso (NY-19) and Dan Lipinski (IL-3) have introduced the bipartisan Challenges and Prizes for Climate Act of 2018 to spur innovation in key areas critical to combating climate change. The legislation, which takes advantage of existing federal prize authority, encourages public-private partnerships, pays only for performance, and accelerates technology and market development. “Increased efficiency and continued technological innovation in clean energy will help the U... Read more

  • Faso Helps Secure Low-Volume Hospital Provision in Bipartisan Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) highlighted an extension of the Low-Volume (LV) Hospital Adjustment program and its effect on qualifying hospitals in the 19th district. Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, Catskill Regional Medical Center, and Cobleskill Regional Hospital all qualify for assistance under the LV program. “Extension of this program is crucial for three rural hospitals in the 19th district,” said Rep. Faso. “The LV program assists these hospitals ... Read more

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