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  • Faso Highlights Priorities Included in Omnibus, Supports the Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted numerous priorities included in the Omnibus appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives. The Omnibus appropriations bill would authorize government spending for the remaining of the Fiscal Year 2018 and is based on the budget caps agreement initially signed into law in February. Rep. Faso supported the Omnibus spending package to prevent an unnecessary government shutdown. “The budget process in Washington ... Read more

  • Faso Introduces Resolution to Recognize Upper Delaware River
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, DC – Congressman John Faso (NY-19) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives today that recognizes and celebrates the natural resource value and growing economic importance of the Upper Delaware River. The resolution was introduced with the help and support of more than 100 Delaware River advocates representing the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) that traveled to Washington, DC to educate their congressional representatives about the importance of... Read more

  • Faso Announces USDA Grant Process for Broadband Infrastructure in Unserved Rural Areas
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the opening of the application process for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Connect Program. The grants are available to state and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, and for-profit corporations to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities. “Access to broadband is a necessity in a rapidly evolving world,” said Faso. “Many rural communities in Upstate New York st... Read more

  • ‘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

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