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  • Faso Announces Community Development Awards for Dutchess County
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced two federal grant awards totaling over $2.3 million for Dutchess County, New York. The federal investment comes from two separate grant programs within the Department of Housing and Development (HUD) – the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program and the HOME program. “Access to affordable and reliable housing empowers families, stimulates the local economy, and is an important gateway for community development,” said Faso. “This fund... Read more

  • Faso Sends Letter to New York City DEP on Reservoir Release Schedule Before Arrival of Hurricane Florence
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), yesterday sent a letter to NYCDEP Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush inquiring about the preparedness of the Department to address reservoir levels prior to the possible arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Florence. With above average rainfall for the last several months, New York City’s water supply system is currently at 92.5% of capacity, well above the normal level of 76.8% for this time of year. “New York City utilizes some of the most te... Read more

  • Faso Announces Over $540K in Competitive Federal Grant Awards for Six Local Fire Departments
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) announced competitive Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) awards for five fire departments in New York’s 19th Congressional District: the Schodack Landing Fire Company, Stephentown Fire District No. 1, Speigletown Fire District, Tillson Fire Department, the Lebanon Valley Protective Association, and the St. Johnsville Volunteer Fire Department. “The many firefighters and first responders throughout Upstate New York give selflessly ... Read more

  • Faso Receives Response from New York City DEP on Reservoir Release Schedule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), today received a letter from NYCDEP Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush in response to his inquiry about the preparedness of the Department to address reservoir levels prior to the possible arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Congressman Faso sent his letter on Thursday, September 13th. “I appreciate NYCDEP’s timely response and awareness of the importance of this issue as well as concerns local residents downstream from their reservo... Read more

  • Faso Helps Introduce Legislation to Extend Violence Against Women Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) in introducing the Violence Against Women Extension Act – a six-month extension of the expiring provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Congressman Faso was previously part of an effort urging House Leadership to take action on this critical legislation before the September 30th deadline. “VAWA programs are instrumental in increasing awar... Read more

  • Faso Calls for Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), along with forty-five members of the U.S. House of Representatives, sent a letter to the leaders of the House urging them to bring a bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to the House floor before it expires on September 30, 2018. “VAWA programs are vital in helping to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence, improve law enforcement response to violence against women and children, and enhance efforts... Read more

  • Faso Submits Local Input on $600 Million Broadband Expansion Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) submitted comments based on input from local broadband stakeholders regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) e-Connectivity Pilot Program, which will issue funds for broadband expansion in unserved and underserved communities. The submission comes after Congressman Faso hosted a planning meeting on August 29, 2018 with local telecom leaders. Among the issues addressed, Congressman Faso urg... Read more

  • Faso Announces Rural Business Development Investment for Local Dairy Operations
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced a federal investment award for the Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship (CADE) in Oneonta, New York. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to provide technical and business development assistance to local dairy farmers and producers. The program is providing $99,990 in funding, which will be used to assist dairy farmers, creameries, and milk processors in develop... Read more

  • Faso Helps Lead Bipartisan Effort for More Mental Health Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter to Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) and Ranking Member Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Service, Education, and Related Agencies applauding the bipartisan effort to address the mental health crisis in our country. In the letter, also signed by Reps. John Delaney (D-MD), Jose Serrano (D-NY), and Chris Stewart (R-UT), the Congressmen request additional funding in this year’s... Read more

  • Faso Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure Funding for Delaware River Basin Restoration Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined twenty-four Representatives and Senators to send a bipartisan letter to the House and Senate Appropriation Subcommittees on Interior and Environment requesting $6 million for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program in the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act final conference agreement. The House-passed legislation included $6 million for the program, while the Senate version only provided $4 million. “Th... Read more

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