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  • Faso Highlights Opening of Grant Application Process for Delaware Watershed Conservation Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the opening of the grant process for the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund. The competitive grant program will provide funding for stakeholders committed to supporting the protection, restoration, and conservation of fish and wildlife habitats in the Delaware River Watershed. The watershed provides drinking water for over 15 million people in the region. “The Delaware River Basin is a critical natural resource for Upstat... Read more

  • Faso Announces Federal Investment for Town of Wawarsing Water and Waste Disposal Operations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced a federal investment award to the Town of Wawarsing in Ulster County to upgrade wastewater treatment operations. The funding will be used to upgrade the wastewater treatment facility of the Kerhonkson Sewer District. “This project represents the culmination of a 12-year effort to overhaul the water-sewer of Kerhonkson, NY. The federal grant and loans received have been absolutely essential in making this happen. With the rece... Read more

  • Six NY Representatives Send Letter Asking for End to Road Signs that Could Cost the State $14 million in Federal Highway Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington D.C. –Representatives John Faso (R-NY), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chris Collins (R-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), and John Katko (R-NY) sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him what steps are being taken to end the use of highway signs deemed illegal by the Federal Department of Transportation. The upcoming end of the fiscal year on September 30th requires action soon to avoid forfeiting $14 million in badly needed federal funds. Excerpt from the letter: “Since the... Read more

  • Following Push from Schumer, Gillibrand, and Faso, Hinchey Post Office Bill Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced their bill to rename the post office at 111 Market St, Saugerties, New York after late United States Representative Maurice Hinchey being signed into law. Late-Rep. Louise Slaughter is an original co-sponsor and was the leading Democrat in the House advocating for the bill. “Having this bill signed into law is a tremendous miles... Read more

  • Faso Supports Efforts to Make Healthcare More Affordable, Empower Patients with Choices
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today supported two bills to empower patients to make more choices about their healthcare coverage. The two bills, H.R. 6199 – Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018, and H.R. 6311 – Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018, both allow patients more flexibility to take into account their needs, wants, and budget. “By increasing choices and giving pa... Read more

  • Faso-Led Cannonsville Dam Legislation Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted his legislation (H.R. 2292) to extend the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) construction license for the Cannonsville, Delaware County hydroelectric project being signed into law. The legislation extends the license for up to eight years in order to prepare the construction of the site at the Cannonsville Dam in an environmentally sensitive manner without releasing potentially damaging water flows from the dam int... Read more

  • Faso Votes for Appropriations Measure to Fund Environmental Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in support of H.R. 6147, the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior and Environment, and Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bills. H.R. 6147 incorporates two appropriations bills into one package. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 217--199. “This legislation provides needed funding to protect and rehabilitate our environment, support small businesses, and strengthen law enforcement efforts to comb... Read more

  • Faso Co-Sponsors Newly Introduced Farm Guest Worker Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Immigration

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today co-sponsored the recently introduced H.R. 6417 – the Ag and Legal Workforce Act, which will create a new agricultural guest worker program (H-2C) to ensure Upstate farmers have the ability to maintain a reliable workforce. This bill is the result of ongoing negotiations over immigration reform. It was introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Representatives Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Lamar Smith (R-Tex... Read more

  • Faso Voices Continued Support for Eger Communications Tower in Livingston
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai noting the recent resolution adopted by the Columbia County Board of Supervisors supporting Eger Communications' application to replace two towers with a single telecommunications tower in the town of Livingston in Columbia County. The tower would bring much needed technological advancements to communities in and around the town of Livingston while improving emergency communicat... Read more

  • Faso Questions USDA on Farmers’ Markets Ability to Process SNAP Transactions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman Faso (R-Kinderhook) today inquired with the U.S. Department of Agriculture about the upcoming lapse of service provided by Novo Dia Group at farmers’ markets. Novo Dia Group, which processes nearly forty percent of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) transactions at local farmers’ markets, will be ceasing service on July 31st. “New York has nearly seven hundred farmers markets’ across the state,” said Congressman Faso. “Farmers’ markets are important so... Read more

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