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  • Faso Recognized as One of Most Bipartisan Members in House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the release of the Lugar Center Bipartisan Index. Rep. Faso ranked as the 18th most bipartisan member of the House of Representatives for 2017 according to the index. “Upstate New Yorkers sent me to Washington to solve real problems,” said Faso. “Working with my colleagues across the aisle is the most effective way to tackle the issues that will help New York families and businesses. I’m glad bipartisanship is not going unn... Read more

  • Faso Participates in Opioid Forum at Monticello High School
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) last night participated in a community-wide opioid prevention forum at Monticello High School that was hosted by the RJK PTO and the Monticello Central School District. All parents, guardians, and adult community members were invited to attend the event and listen to numerous presentations and panels that detailed information about opioid abuse and resources available to address opioid concerns. “Opioid abuse is a genuine epidemic and a nati... Read more

  • Faso Earns Advocacy Award from Upper Delaware Council
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) earned the Advocacy Award from the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) at the UDC’s 30th Annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 22nd. The award stems from Rep. Faso’s advocacy for UDC’s federal funding and support for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program. “The Upper Delaware Council performs critical work to conserve and manage the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River,” said Faso. “I am thrilled to be able to work so closely with U... Read more

  • Don’t Gut the SNAP Program, Make It Better
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    This piece was originally printed in the Wall Street Journal. Moby’s op-ed “Food Stamps Shouldn’t Pay for Junk” (April 10) makes an important point that the food stamp program (SNAP) should encourage purchase of nutritious food. I plan to offer an amendment to the legislation to restrict the purchase of soda. Given the increase in obesity and diabetes, particularly among our youth, such a change is consistent with our desire to promote public health and reduce health-care costs. However, Moby is... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Federal Opioid Funding Released to States, $25M for New York
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) highlighted the second year of funding for states and territories released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grants were originally established by the passing of the 21st Century Cures Act and are administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within HHS. The state of New York is slated to receive $25 million as part of this round of fun... Read more

  • ICYMI: Faso, GOP Members of NY Delegation Send Letter on NAFTA Dairy Policy to U.S. Trade Rep. Lighthizer
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) and Republican members of the NY Congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer highlighting the dairy trading disparity between the United States and Canada. Canada’s unfair Class 7 pricing program and tariffs on U.S. dairy products have caused severe pain to Upstate dairy farmers and the broader nationwide industry. The letter specifically asks Trade Representative Lighthizer to prioritize dairy conc... Read more

  • Faso Calls for Action on Whaley Lake Dam Project
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Whaley Lake Dam in Pawling, NY. The Whaley Lake Dam is eligible for Corps funding as a result of language included in the Omnibus funding package and advocated for by Rep. Faso. The Whaley Lake Dam was originally built in the mid-1800s and is in critical need of repair. The outlet of the dam feeds a stream necessary to the movement of treated wastewater from multiple municipal w... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Passing of First Lady Barbara Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    “The best reflection of a person’s character is what those around them say. By all accounts, Barbara Bush is one of the most humble, decent, and kind-hearted people to ever serve our country. Her service as First Lady during and after President George H.W. Bush’s term serves as a beacon of decency in a political world that is often nasty and unrelenting. “Nearly thirty years ago, I was in Maine and by chance had the opportunity to visit with the Bush Family. Without hesitation, Barbara welcomed ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Sends Follow Up Letter to Department of Treasury
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington D.C. -- Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a follow up letter to the Department of Treasury seeking examination of recent changes to the New York State tax law. The original letter asked the Treasury Department to issue an opinion letter concerning tax changes contained in the Governor’s proposed Executive Budget. Now that the state budget has been adopted, Rep. Faso’s follow up letter requests the Treasury Department review the recently enacted state legislation that would con... Read more

  • Faso Priorities Included in 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the release of legislative text for H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, commonly known as the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is an all-encompassing legislative proposal that guides the nation’s agriculture policies for the next five years. The current proposal has been developed over the past fifteen months by members on both sides of the aisle on the Agriculture Committee. “I am pleased that the Farm Bill introduced today... Read more

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