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  • Faso Votes to Repeal Controversial IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement on the House passage of bipartisan legislation to repeal the Independent Patient Advisory Board (IPAB). Congressman Faso said, “Ushered in with the Affordable Care Act, IPAB is a misguided concept that would ultimately serve to ration healthcare to our seniors. Handing over seniors’ healthcare options to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats in a closed off room is unacceptable, and 19th District seniors deserve ... Read more

  • Faso Releases Statement on Tax Reform Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement regarding the "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." "Every worker, family, and small business owner knows our tax code does not work, is too complicated, and forces them to send more of their money to Albany and Washington, D.C. than they should. My goal for tax reform is to get our economy moving again, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off... Read more

  • Faso and Bipartisan Coalition Lay Out Lyme Disease Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    “Upstate individuals and families are unfortunately very familiar with the perils of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease. This is why I have made it a priority in Congress to advance efforts to improve research and awareness to ultimately prevent future cases and mitigate the harmful effects of the disease. There is concern, however, that it can be difficult to enumerate the progress we are making through some of these efforts. The letter sent by myself and my colleagues outlines specific objectives and indicators to track our progress, and make informed decisions when considering funding for certain programs in the CDC.” Read more

  • Faso Hosts Protecting Houses of Worship Safety and Security Preparedness Program in Esopus
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today hosted a "Protecting House of Worship Safety and Security Preparedness Program" in Esopus in Ulster County. Around 50 local faith leaders and members of the law enforcement community, including local and state police, were in attendance at the event which provided an overview of recent terrorist attacks and addressed any concerns related to security. Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albany Division, Vadim Thomas, led the program. Also... Read more

  • Faso Supports Declaration of Opioid Crisis as a Public Health Emergency
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to declare our nation’s opioid crisis a "Public Health Emergency." Congressman Faso said, “Opioid abuse is a genuine epidemic, and I am pleased that the President made this important distinction. It is a national crisis that is has impacted Upstate New York families particularly hard, and I have spoken with too many individuals around my district that can tell a stor... Read more

  • Faso Votes No on House Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released a statement following his vote against the House budget proposal, H.Con.Res.71, “Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.” “I remain committed to the belief that we need comprehensive tax reform to benefit Upstate New York families and increase economic growth. We must provide middle class ... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Joins First Responders for Special Mass at St. Peter's in Rosendale
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) on Sunday, October 22, attended a special mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rosendale for all emergency first responders. Father Edmund Burke and Father John Audu held the mass which included members of the Rosendale Police Department, Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and Tillson Fire Department. Also in attendance were Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, and the Ulster County AOH P... Read more

  • Faso Joins Columbia County Honor A Vet Ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today participated in a Columbia County Honor a Vet ceremony in Hudson. The event honored the life of Thomas Bower Sr of Germantown. Mr. Bower was a U.S. Army vet who for his service was awarded the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Thomas passed away in November 2016. Congressman Faso said, "It's an honor to get to work with the families of veterans and organizations like Columbia County Honor a Vet, to ensure that our veter... Read more

  • Faso Farm Listening Tour Continues in Ulster County
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday held another event in his Farm Listening Tour at Kelder's Farm in Kerhonkson. In the lively discussion with local farmers and agribusiness owners, participants posed questions about the Fiscal Year 2018 Farm Bill as well as other legislative initiatives affecting their families and businesses. New York 19 Farming Statistics: Number of Farm Operators 8,666 Number of Farms 5,314 Land in Farms 957,846 acres Average Size of Farm 180 acr... Read more

  • Faso Meets with Local Farmers in Millerton
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday took part in a Farm Bill listening session at McEnroe Organic Farm and Farm Store in Millerton. Rep. Faso has been traveling across the 19th District all week taking similar meetings with local farmers in an effort to get their input on the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 Farm Bill - critical legislation to farmers and agribusiness owners across Upstate and the nation. Read more

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