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  • Rep. Faso Announces Veterans Resource Fairs Across District
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Kingston, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) will be hosting three additional Veterans Resource Fairs in the coming weeks. The resource fairs are designed to bring together numerous Veterans service organizations, including private and governmental agencies, into one place. "Unfortunately, many veterans have a difficult time getting access to the benefits that they have earned from serving their nation," said Rep. Faso. "The purpose of these fairs is to create a one-stop shop for whatever... Read more

  • Faso Statement on State of the State Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement on Governor Cuomo's 'State of the State' Address: “Gov. Cuomo’s message ignores the reality that our residents are fleeing New York State in record numbers seeking lower taxes and better job opportunities. All of this was happening before federal tax reform. New York ranks 49th or 50th in being unfriendly to business development and Mr. Cuomo said nothing yesterday to fix this problem. Instead, he holds out ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Supports Stopgap Government Funding Package
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in favor of a stopgap funding package to prevent a government shutdown. The House passed the package by a vote of 231 -- 188. Faso noted that almost all Democrats in the House voted against funding the government. “The short-term package voted on today is necessary, but disappointing in that critical issues that should have been completed by the end of the year are being delayed until January. It is important to note that the ... Read more

  • Reps. Faso, Slaughter Introduce Bill to Honor Maurice Hinchey
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Representatives John Faso (R-NY19) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY25) today introduced legislation to rename the post office at 111 Market St, Saugerties, New York after former U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey. “Maurice Hinchey was a fierce defender of the environment who was a steadfast advocate for the causes he believed in and the people he served,” said Faso. “I was proud to serve alongside him in the State Assembly. Naming his hometown post office after Maurice will be an e... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Statement on Tax Reform Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement indicating his intention to vote 'no' on the conference committee tax reform plan: "From the beginning, I wanted to support a tax reform plan that would increase economic growth, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off. Unfortunately, this plan does not meet all of those criteria, and I will vote against the bill when it comes up for a vote. “I remain ... Read more

  • Faso Continues Push for Aggressive Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington DC – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging OMB to submit a comprehensive funding proposal to combat the opioid crisis. Additionally, Rep. Faso joined six of his colleagues in sending a letter to the leadership of four House of Representatives Committees calling for the committees to implement the legislative recommendations contained within the President’s Commission of Combating Drug Addiction and th... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Supports Maintaining College Affordability Tax Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) signed two letters sent to the tax reform conferees in support of maintaining tax benefits designed to make college more affordable. “Pursuing higher education has long been considered a path toward achieving the American dream,” said Faso. “We should promote and support access for those who want to continue their studies, whether at a traditional four-year college, in graduate school, or through a technical education. By maintaining these ... Read more

  • Faso Signs on to Bipartisan Plan that Includes SALT Fix
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) signed on to a bipartisan plan that would fully reinstate the state and local tax deduction (SALT) currently left out of the House and Senate tax reform proposals. The plan also maintains the medical expense deduction and student loan interest deduction, which have been additional key concerns of Congressman Faso’s. “I want to support a tax reform bill, but I have consistently stated that I will only do so if a bill helps New York’s economy... Read more

  • Faso Supports Increased Accountability Measures at the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington DC – Today, Rep. John Faso voted to increase accountability measures at the VA by supporting the bipartisan Enhancing Veteran Care Act. The proposal would allow for Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) directors to contract with accredited third-party organizations to investigate their healthcare facilities. “Our veterans deserve high-quality care from experienced and caring professionals,” said Faso. “These are benefits that they have earned through their service and sacrifice ... Read more

  • Taylor Force Act Passes House with Faso Support
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington DC – Representative John Faso issued a statement following passage of the Taylor Force Act through the House of Representatives: “The Palestinian Authority sends a terrible message by subsidizing the families of recently deceased terrorists,” said Faso. “The subsidies are a direct contrast to the interests of peace. I am glad the House came together to send a unified and bipartisan message that America is committed to peace in the region.” Background: · The Taylor Force Act would proh... Read more

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