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  • Faso Highlights Positive Dairy Changes in New Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the positive changes for Upstate dairy farmers following an agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico on an updated trilateral trade deal. The new agreement will eliminate the Canadian Class 6 and 7 pricing systems, while also increasing market access for U.S. dairy farmers. “Upstate dairy farmers have been suffering from limited access to Canadian markets for years, and the creation of the Class 7 pricing scheme only... Read more

  • Faso and Tenney Praise Major Disaster Declaration for Upstate Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) and Congresswomen Claudia Tenney (R-New York) today praised the Trump Administration’s actions granting a Major Disaster Declaration to seven counties in Upstate New York that experienced unprecedented rainfall and subsequent flash flooding from August 13-15, 2018. Faso and Tenney had previously requested this declaration from the administration to help supplement state and local disaster recovery efforts and further assist the impacted commu... Read more

  • Faso Highlights $122k Investment for Kingston Hospital
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted a federal grant award to HealthAlliance Hospital, Mary’s Avenue Campus made by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Center for Mental Health Services. This $122,941 federal investment will assist the hospital in increasing awareness of mental health in the community by training others on how to identify and appropriately respond to individuals with mental illness. “For too long, mental illness was ... Read more

  • Faso Supports Comprehensive Opioids Package
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in support of the House-Senate compromise agreement of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a comprehensive bill aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic. This package passed the House today by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 393 to 8. The Senate will have to vote on passage next before the bill is sent to the President to be enacted into law. This proposal includes dozens of measures previously voted on in the... Read more

  • Faso Supports House-Senate Conference Report on Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Funding Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congress John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday voted for the conference report to H.R. 6157 – the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act. The bill passed with a strong bipartisan vote of 361-61 and awaits the President’s signature to be enacted into law. “This package of funding bills contains vital spending that supports our troops, helps our local communities continue to combat the opi... Read more

  • Faso-Sponsored Legislation to Support FDR National Historic Site Passes House in Bipartisan Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), today highlighted the House-passage of H.R. 5420, the FDR Historic Preservation Act. This legislation, which was approved by the House Natural Resources Committee earlier in September, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 89 acres of land directly adjacent to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The measure, which allows the use of donated funds to purchase the parcel, was passed by a vote ... Read more

  • Faso Announces Grant for Regional Opiate Reduction Project
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that Ellenville Regional Hospital was awarded $200,000 through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP), administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of RCORP grants is to support local entities that are focused on improving treatment and prevention programs in rural communities, with the overall goal of reducing deaths associated with opioid overdoses. “Combatting the opioid cris... Read more

  • Faso Highlights $3.6 Million Rural Development Investment for Village of Middleburgh
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), today highlighted federal financial support made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grant Program for the Village of Middleburgh to upgrade its waste water system. The Village will receive a $1,000,000 grant award and $2,618,000 loan to provide much-needed renovations to its Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). The WWTP is currently under an Oder-of-Consent and is highly vulnerable to... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Cary Institute Federal Grant Award for Research
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted a federal grant award for the Cary Institute of Ecological Studies through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The $155,944 grant will be used to fund its research, “Building the Community to Address Data Integration of the Ecological Long Tail.” “From examining the effects of climate change to the spread of Lyme Disease, the Cary Institute continues to conduct important research into our natural world,” said Faso. “Havin... Read more

  • Faso-Sponsored Bill to Support FDR National Historic Site Approved by House Natural Resources Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), highlighted the approval of H.R. 5420, the FDR Historic Preservation Act by the House Natural Resources Committee. The legislation authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire the approximately 89 acres of land directly adjacent to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The measure, which allows the use of donated funds to purchase the parcel, was approved with unanimous support and now awaits action before the wh... Read more

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