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  • Faso Issues Statement on Intel Committee's Decision to Further Russia Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement on the recent announcement that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will intensify an investigation into Russia’s involvement in the recent election: “I’ve said from the beginning that an investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 election must be handled in a secure manner so that our vital national security information is not leaked and used against us by our enemies. I believe that t... Read more

  • Faso Supports Economic Development for Local Manufacturing
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) testified in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies in support of the Economic Development Administration’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. “Over the next 10 years, roughly 3.5 million new manufacturing jobs will be created in the United States. Unfortunately, we are seeing a growing skills gap in manufacturing which poses a threat to America’s future comp... Read more

  • Faso Supports Making Energy Affordable for Low-Income Families
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Seniors

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) participated in a hearing hosted by the House Appropriations Committee. Congressman Faso spoke before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to advocate for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “Many families in my district heat their homes with heating oil which is one of the more expensive forms of energy, especially during the harsh winter months,” said Congressman Faso. “... Read more

  • Faso Supports Overturn of OSHA's Overreach
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in support of H.J.Res 83, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.” The measure passed by a vote of 231 to 191. This legislation will overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) overreach by blocking the implementation of the “Volks” rule and preve... Read more

  • Faso Issues Statement on President's WOTUS Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement on the President’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) executive order: “The Obama administration’s controversial EPA WOTUS rule is a dangerous expansion of the agency’s regulatory authority over 19th District family farms, businesses and property owners. Before it was correctly paused by the courts, WOTUS would have required local farmers to apply for federal permits for routine work involving drainage ditche... Read more

  • Faso Issues Statement on President's Joint Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issues the following statement on the President’s Joint Address to Congress: “President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress today laid out a bold agenda of tax relief, national security strength and job creation through increased economic growth. I am optimistic that the Congress will work with the president on policies where we agree, and partner in a bipartisan way to deliver results for New Yorkers and all Americans.” ### Read more

  • Rep. Faso Issues Statement on Confirmation of Mick Mulvaney as OMB Director
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote to confirm the nomination of Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to serve as Office of Management and Budget Director: “Mick Mulvaney will be a fiscally minded director for the Office of Management and Budget. As a member of the House Budget Committee, I’m pleased the Senate confirmed him and the Congress can continue working on a federal budget framework without delay. I look forward to w... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Supports New Proposed Rule to Provide a Stable Healthcare Transition
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following the statement on the proposed rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): “This proposed rule is an important addition to the ACA repair process to allow insurers to prepare healthcare plans for 2018, stabilize insurance markets and reduce uncertainty, and keep offering coverage to patients at an affordable price. These reforms are critical to reduce costs for small businesses which provide healt... Read more

  • WINGMAN Act Helps Our Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 512, the WINGMAN Act: “Our veterans deserve reliable access to resources and the best care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As an original cosponsor of the WINGMAN Act, I am proud to support legislation that will greatly help streamline the claims process between our constituents and the VA. When our country needed these brave men and women, they answered the call and did no... Read more

  • 'Reform and fix' the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been a major source of debate and controversy over the past seven years. Enacted in 2010, the ACA was the signature effort of President Obama to lower the number of uninsured individuals in our nation. While it did provide new coverage to approximately 20 million Americans – 12 million under Medicaid and 8 million on health exchanges – it has also had a number of unintended and undesirable consequences. I’ve met with citizens who’ve told me o... Read more

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