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  • Faso Votes for National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the passage of H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill passed the House of Representatives with Congressman Faso’s support by a vote of 351—66. The NDAA had previously passed the House Armed Services Committee by a vote of 60—1. “This year’s NDAA continues our efforts to significantly improve the nation’s military readiness while also equipping our warfighters with the tools they ne... Read more

  • Faso Votes for ‘Right to Try’ Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) voted in favor of S. 204 – The Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act, when it came up for a vote in the House yesterday evening. The House passed the bill by a vote of 250—169. It is now on the way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bill would give patients with terminal illnesses the choice to access experimental treatments that have been approved through Phase I – safety – of... Read more

  • Faso Questions EPA on Release of Study on PFOA and PFAS
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) questioned Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, regarding the agency’s role in slowing the release of a critical study on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). This letter follows actions by Congressman Faso to advocate for the residents of Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh in Rensselaer County. Faso Letter to the EPA, February 17, 2017 – Faso outlines the past actions taken by EPA, a... Read more

  • Faso, Tonko, Upton, Sarbanes Introduce Bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Representatives John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) program. The legislation, H.R. 5899, will reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers program through 2023. The program’s statutory authorization expired in 2014. SBHCs primarily operate in underserved communities and play a crucial role in the provision of primary care services to school ch... Read more

  • Faso Engages in Effort to Elevate Tick-Borne Related Illnesses in Health and Human Services Department Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) in putting forth new legislation to establish a national strategy for Lyme disease and to strengthen treatment and prevention of Lyme. “This bill is about turning the tide on a disease that has truly taken its toll on Upstate New York and other vulnerable regions across the nation,” said Faso. “Lyme Disease is spreading, and it is more important than ever that the federal g... Read more

  • House Passes Bipartisan VA Improvement Package to Continue Overhaul of Veterans’ Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement highlighting the House-passage of S. 2372 – VA Mission Act. “Last night, the House overwhelmingly passed, with my support, a bill to further overhaul veterans’ health care services within the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said Faso. “This is an important step in restoring trust in the VA and improving care for our veterans. Our veterans have earned quality healthcare and access to robust benefits to help them succeed ... Read more

  • Faso Calls on USDA to Ensure Fair Treatment for American Loggers in Dispute with China
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today joined an effort urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to prioritize a fair resolution during trade negotiations for American loggers in a regulatory dispute with China. The Chinese government recently decided to impose regulatory changes for the import of American logs into China with no advanced notice. Excerpt from the letter: On April 27th, the Chinese government announced a change in the enforcement o... Read more

  • Faso Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner for New York’s 19th District
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Kingston, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the winner of New York 19’s Congressional Art Competition as Eden Palmer of Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Staatsburg, NY. Eden’s work is named ‘Diversity’ and is an oil on canvas with stitched bead work. “Eden’s work is a reflection of all the great artists living in Upstate New York,” said Faso. “Her work will be seen by tens of thousands of visitors who make their way through the U.S. Capitol during the next year. Congr... Read more

  • Blue Water Navy Legislation Clears Hurdle Towards House Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) highlighted committee passage of H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. This is the first time Blue Water Navy legislation has passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. H.R. 299 has 329 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and passed through the committee unanimously. “This is just the beginning for our Blue Water Navy veterans as there is still more to come. On behalf of our Blue Water Navy veterans, thank you to Representa... Read more

  • Faso, Courtney Introduce Resolution that would Mark May as National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-NY) and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced H.Res. 887, a House resolution to make the month of May National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. The month of May is considered Lyme Disease Awareness Month at the local and state level in many areas across the country. Lyme Disease is a rapidly growing epidemic that is found in half of all U.S. counties and about eighty countries worldwide. It is estimated that there are 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease... Read more

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