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  • Rep. Faso Statement on Mueller Investigation Indictment
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following Special Counsel Mueller’s indictment of Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: “Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has produced indictments against Russian nationals who purposely sowed discord amongst Americans during and after the 2016 election. The indictment backs up the assertion of the Intelligence Community that Russia meddled in the election. “Additionally, the indic... Read more

  • Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Process Now Open
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the opening of the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant process. FP&S grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and are targeted for projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters. $34.5 million is available for fire prevention and firefighters healthy and safety activity under the program for FY17. The application process is currently open and closes on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at ... Read more

  • Faso Releases Statement on Bipartisan Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in support of the bipartisan, bicameral budget deal that is on the way to the President’s desk for signature. The budget deal sets the table for budget certainty over the next two years and contains numerous provisions that Rep. Faso has championed and others he supports. “Today’s budget deal is a step forward that allows Congress to move on and tackle the problems Americans sent us here to solve,” said Faso. “This bipartisan agr... Read more

  • Faso Secures Funding for Upper Delaware Council
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    UDC would have had to Close its Doors on March 30th if Funding was not Secured Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) has secured critical federal funding from the Department of the Interior in order to continue its important operations. The funding had been delayed since the new fiscal year began on October 1, 2017 as the Department of the Interior was reviewing all grant awards more than $50,000 in value. Congressman Faso ha... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Proposed Dairy Fix
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) applauded the inclusion of much-needed fixes to the Dairy Margin Protection Program and the Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy program in the bipartisan budget deal currently under consideration. “After speaking to and working with our dairy farmers in Upstate New York, I understood there was a need for a substantial and long-term fix to these critical programs,” said Faso. “These programs have failed Upstate dairy farmers, and changes were needed... Read more

  • Faso Assumes Lead House Republican Sponsorship of STOP Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) assumed primary sponsorship of H.R. 1057, the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act (STOP Act) of 2017. The bipartisan STOP Act is designed to stop synthetic drugs like fentanyl from being shipped through our borders to drug traffickers. Current tracking measures implemented at the U.S. Postal Service are insufficient in stopping shipments of synthetic drugs. The legislation currently has 252 cosponsors from both sides of the ai... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Applauds Overhauls Made to Congressional Harassment Complaint and Investigation Process
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) supported bipartisan legislation to overhaul the harassment complaint process in the House of Representatives. H.R. 4924 and H. Res. 724 make significant reforms to the Congressional harassment and discrimination complaint and investigative processes. “Harassment, abuse, and discrimination in the workplace are unacceptable, and New Yorkers expect far better from those elected to serve,” said Faso. “In particular, I found it appalling that th... Read more

  • Rep. Faso’s Scaffold Law Legislation Advances Through Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) hailed the action taken by the House Committee on the Judiciary to approve H.R. 3808, the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Faso and other New York representatives, can now move to the House floor for consideration. H.R. 3808 would require any project financed with federal taxpayer dollars to utilize the same liability standard as every other state. Currently, New York State is the only state in the country to... Read more

  • Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    “President Trump delivered a unifying address which proposed ideas and initiatives the nation can rally around. I am encouraged that the administration is planning to aggressively invest in needed transportation and broadband infrastructure along with plans to significantly improve the state of our military readiness. “While differences will remain between Democrats and Republicans over the path forward, it is my hope that we can compromise our differences and enact a positive agenda for America... Read more

  • Faso’s Scaffold Legislation Continues to Build Momentum
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. -- Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) announced that the House Committee on the Judiciary will be considering his legislation – H.R. 3808, the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017 – during a full committee markup on Tuesday, January 30th. Logistical details for the hearing are below. H.R. 3808 would allow any project financed with federal taxpayer dollars to utilize the same liability standard as every other state. Currently, New York state is the only state in the country to a... Read more

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