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  • Faso Hosts Protecting Houses of Worship Safety and Security Preparedness Program in Esopus
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today hosted a "Protecting House of Worship Safety and Security Preparedness Program" in Esopus in Ulster County. Around 50 local faith leaders and members of the law enforcement community, including local and state police, were in attendance at the event which provided an overview of recent terrorist attacks and addressed any concerns related to security. Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albany Division, Vadim Thomas, led the program. Also... Read more

  • Faso Supports Declaration of Opioid Crisis as a Public Health Emergency
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to declare our nation’s opioid crisis a "Public Health Emergency." Congressman Faso said, “Opioid abuse is a genuine epidemic, and I am pleased that the President made this important distinction. It is a national crisis that is has impacted Upstate New York families particularly hard, and I have spoken with too many individuals around my district that can tell a stor... Read more

  • Faso Votes No on House Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released a statement following his vote against the House budget proposal, H.Con.Res.71, “Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.” “I remain committed to the belief that we need comprehensive tax reform to benefit Upstate New York families and increase economic growth. We must provide middle class ... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Joins First Responders for Special Mass at St. Peter's in Rosendale
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) on Sunday, October 22, attended a special mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rosendale for all emergency first responders. Father Edmund Burke and Father John Audu held the mass which included members of the Rosendale Police Department, Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and Tillson Fire Department. Also in attendance were Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, and the Ulster County AOH P... Read more

  • Faso Joins Columbia County Honor A Vet Ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today participated in a Columbia County Honor a Vet ceremony in Hudson. The event honored the life of Thomas Bower Sr of Germantown. Mr. Bower was a U.S. Army vet who for his service was awarded the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Thomas passed away in November 2016. Congressman Faso said, "It's an honor to get to work with the families of veterans and organizations like Columbia County Honor a Vet, to ensure that our veter... Read more

  • Faso Farm Listening Tour Continues in Ulster County
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday held another event in his Farm Listening Tour at Kelder's Farm in Kerhonkson. In the lively discussion with local farmers and agribusiness owners, participants posed questions about the Fiscal Year 2018 Farm Bill as well as other legislative initiatives affecting their families and businesses. New York 19 Farming Statistics: Number of Farm Operators 8,666 Number of Farms 5,314 Land in Farms 957,846 acres Average Size of Farm 180 acr... Read more

  • Faso Meets with Local Farmers in Millerton
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday took part in a Farm Bill listening session at McEnroe Organic Farm and Farm Store in Millerton. Rep. Faso has been traveling across the 19th District all week taking similar meetings with local farmers in an effort to get their input on the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 Farm Bill - critical legislation to farmers and agribusiness owners across Upstate and the nation. Read more

  • Faso Meets with Students, Educators, of Hunter-Tannersville Central School District
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday was welcomed by Hunter-Tannersville Central School District Superintendent Dr. Susan Vickers, Principal Tom Cervola, and government teacher, Chris Glennon, for a visit to the school’s ‘Participation in Government' class. During his visit, Rep. Faso was able to speak with the students and education officials and take Q&A about his background and experience, civics, and the current state of politics in our nation. Read more

  • Faso Lauds Funding Award to Catskill Regional Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    “It is great news to hear that Catskill Regional Medical Center will receive funding to address the critical need to upgrade its generator. Upon taking office and after meeting with hospital officials I prodded state and federal officials to cut the red tape and finally award this essential funding. We cannot afford for our rural hospitals to be stranded without power because of a hurricane, a winter storm or any another emergency. A hospital’s life-saving medical equipment is dependent on electricity, and it is critical that our rural hospitals have capable generators.” Read more

  • Faso Announces Addition of John Billings as Chief of Staff
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) announced that John Billings will serve as his Chief of Staff. Originally from New Milford, Connecticut, Billings has spent extensive time working on Capitol Hill and in government affairs, and has previously served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Charlie Bass (NH-02) and Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01). “John’s northeastern roots and experience will make him a great addition to my team,” said Congressman Faso. “Representing the hardwork... Read more

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