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  • Faso Sends Letter to National Security Advisor Bolton Urging Return of USS Pueblo in Any North Korean Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today sent a letter to U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton urging the administration to secure the return of the USS Pueblo in any nuclear deal with North Korea. The USS Pueblo was captured by North Korea in 1968 and is currently being used as a museum and war trophy by the regime. “This is an issue that I’ve heard about numerous times from members of my Veterans Advisory Committee and in conversation with Upstate veterans,” said Faso... Read more

  • Faso Issues Statement on IRS Ruling Concerning Charitable Tax Deductions
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued a statement in response to the Internal Revenue Service’s ruling on state tax changes approved by the state of New York and numerous other states to convert some state and local tax payments to payments that might be eligible for the charitable tax deduction under federal law: "The partial elimination of the state and local tax deduction was the primary reason I voted against the tax bill. Due to numerous questions from constitu... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Distribution of Federal Funds for Projects Related to Battlefields in New York
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the distribution of federal grant funding by the National Park Service for research, documentation, and planning projects related to battlefields in New York. The funding comes from the American Battlefield Protection Program, which Rep. Faso has supported in the past in the federal appropriations process. The program is providing $50,000 in funding to the Fort Plain Museum in Montgomery County. In December, Rep. Faso sent a... Read more

  • Faso Highlights FDA Approval of Generic EpiPen Auto-Injector
    Posted in Press Releases on August 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the Federal Drug Administration’s approval of a generic epinephrine auto-injector. Rep. Faso had written to FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb in May asking for what steps would be taken to expand access to generic auto-injectors to lower costs for American consumers and prevent shortages in the U.S. market. At the time, the FDA had just added epinephrine auto-injectors to the FDA’s list of existing drug shortages. “Earlier... Read more

  • Following CDC Report Showing Record Opioid Overdose Deaths, Rep. Faso Calls on Senate to Pass STOP Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Opioids

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today called on the United States Senate to pass H.R. 6, which includes two pieces of legislation that Rep. Faso has been a leading advocate for – the STOP Act and the Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act. The STOP Act passed the House of Representatives in June. Rep. Faso was the primary sponsor of the original legislation, which was then negotiated into a compromise by members of both parties and both chambers of Congress. A new report from... Read more

  • Faso Announces National Endowment for the Humanities Awards
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso today announced that two projects at Bard College have received competitive grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grants awarded are chosen through a peer review process that ensures they represent high quality public engagement and humanities quality. "Bard takes great pride in fulfilling its role as a private college operating in the public interest. We are deeply gratified to be recognized with two new grants from the NEH for... Read more

  • Faso Helps Champion Effort to save Toys for Tots Holiday Train
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) urged Amtrak to reconsider a change that would cancel the annual Toys for Tots train. The bipartisan letter sent to Amtrak was signed by Representatives Faso, Stefanik, and Tonko. The train is entering its 20th season of operation. Each year, the train collects over 25,000 donated toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation, which will redistribute them to underprivileged children. The letter reads in part: “This is a bel... Read more

  • Faso Signs onto Reform Package to Overhaul House of Representatives Operations
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined thirty-five of his colleagues in supporting the ‘Break the Gridlock’ proposal to alter rules in the House of Representatives with the goal of building consensus in solving the nation’s biggest problems. The proposed rule package would incentivize transparency and open legislative processes, along with creating debate and promoting consensus building across the aisle. “For too long, politicians in Washington have kicked the can down... Read more

  • Faso Highlights New Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the offering of a new dairy insurance plan that will help local dairy farmers during sudden declines in the sale of milk. The new plan will be known as Dairy Revenue Protection and will be open for sign-up on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Coverage will begin during the first quarter of 2019. "American Farm Bureau Federation's new Dairy Revenue Protection Insurance is another important risk management tool to help dairy farms we... Read more

  • CDC Adds New Toolkit to Resources for Tick-Borne Related Diseases
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the release of a brand new tick-borne related illness toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new toolkit addresses Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and adds to the CDC’s available resources for various tick-borne related illnesses. The emerging focus on tick-borne related illnesses comes following a May 2018 Vital Signs report from the CDC that showed disease cases from ticks more than doubled be... Read more

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