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  • Rep. Faso’s Scaffold Law Legislation Advances Through Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) hailed the action taken by the House Committee on the Judiciary to approve H.R. 3808, the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Faso and other New York representatives, can now move to the House floor for consideration. H.R. 3808 would require any project financed with federal taxpayer dollars to utilize the same liability standard as every other state. Currently, New York State is the only state in the country to... Read more

  • Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    “President Trump delivered a unifying address which proposed ideas and initiatives the nation can rally around. I am encouraged that the administration is planning to aggressively invest in needed transportation and broadband infrastructure along with plans to significantly improve the state of our military readiness. “While differences will remain between Democrats and Republicans over the path forward, it is my hope that we can compromise our differences and enact a positive agenda for America... Read more

  • Faso’s Scaffold Legislation Continues to Build Momentum
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. -- Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) announced that the House Committee on the Judiciary will be considering his legislation – H.R. 3808, the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017 – during a full committee markup on Tuesday, January 30th. Logistical details for the hearing are below. H.R. 3808 would allow any project financed with federal taxpayer dollars to utilize the same liability standard as every other state. Currently, New York state is the only state in the country to a... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Senate Cloture Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement in response to the Senate cloture vote: “Senate Democrats and Sen. Schumer have finally come to their senses and have agreed to reopen the government. It was wrong to hold the nation hostage to the DACA issue, something that was unrelated to the federal government’s budget. Funding for vital programs that support our troops and help veterans and the disabled should never be used as a political bargaining chip. I have lon... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Statement on Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following failure by the Senate to pass a continuation of government funding passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives: “The government shutdown was completely avoidable and absolutely unnecessary. It’s extremely disappointing that Senate Democrats have shut down the government, blocking military pay and a full extension of the CHIP program, over a non-budgetary issue. “The House passed a bill that would have... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Supports Legislation to Provide Relief to New Yorkers Pre-paying Property Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined a bipartisan coalition of his colleagues in introducing legislation to allow individuals who paid any or all of their 2018 property taxes in 2017 to deduct them on their current 2017 tax bill, regardless of when the taxes were assessed. Current IRS guidance states that only taxes that had been assessed in 2017 would be deductible. Representatives Lance (NJ-07) and Gottheimer (NJ-05) are primary sponsors of the legislation. The sup... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Statement on Short Term Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following the House of Representatives voting on a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government: “Much like the CR voted on in December, this short-term funding package is disappointing in that we still do not have a full year appropriations plan. The House passed all twelve appropriations bills before the October 1 deadline, but Senate Democrats have stood in the way of the Senate completing even a single appropriat... Read more

  • Faso Supports Reauthorization of Crucial National Security Measures
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) supported re-authorization of Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The legislation provides for additional transparency and reporting requirements that will codify new individual privacy protections into law. “Our intelligence community is critical in our efforts to protect the nation from terror threats. We have made significant improvements since 9/11 in reducing the siloing of information among intelligenc... Read more

  • Rep. Faso and Problem Solvers Caucus Reveal Transportation and Infrastructure Investment Outline
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today joined his colleagues of the Transportation and Infrastructure Working Group of the Problem Solvers Caucus in unveiling their plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure. “America’s infrastructure is in desperate need for fresh investment. Our roads and bridges are crumbling, while rural communities remain underserved by broadband services, said Faso. “This plan is a common-sense approach to one of our nation’s most immediate problems. I ... Read more

  • Healthy Fields and Farm Economies Act Seeks to Bring More Accountability to Federal Conservation Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John J. Faso (R-Kinderhook) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve conservation programs for farmers and increase accountability to American taxpayers. The Healthy Fields and Farm Economies Act would give USDA the tools and authority to measure, evaluate, and report on federal conservation program outcomes so that they better serve family farmers, protect natural resources, and provide a greater return on investm... Read more

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