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  • Faso Lauds Funding Award to Catskill Regional Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    “It is great news to hear that Catskill Regional Medical Center will receive funding to address the critical need to upgrade its generator. Upon taking office and after meeting with hospital officials I prodded state and federal officials to cut the red tape and finally award this essential funding. We cannot afford for our rural hospitals to be stranded without power because of a hurricane, a winter storm or any another emergency. A hospital’s life-saving medical equipment is dependent on electricity, and it is critical that our rural hospitals have capable generators.” Read more

  • Faso Announces Addition of John Billings as Chief of Staff
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) announced that John Billings will serve as his Chief of Staff. Originally from New Milford, Connecticut, Billings has spent extensive time working on Capitol Hill and in government affairs, and has previously served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Charlie Bass (NH-02) and Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01). “John’s northeastern roots and experience will make him a great addition to my team,” said Congressman Faso. “Representing the hardwork... Read more

  • Faso Introduces Bill to Crack-Down on Fake Organics, Support Organic Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    “Fraudulent ‘organic’ grain and feed originating overseas is not only deceptive to consumers, but it artificially drives down the price of real organics, hurting legitimate organic farmers in Upstate New York and across the country. I am proud to introduce the Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act alongside Congresswoman Lujan Grisham as it will crack down on these fake organics. This is commonsense legislation that puts American consumers and farmers first.” Read more

  • Faso Introduces Infrastructure Expansion Act to Expand Federal Infrastructure Funds in New York State
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    “As people and businesses flee our state it is hard to fathom why New York State would continue to impose these unnecessary liability insurance costs on our citizens. New York is the only state that imposes this costly mandate which continues to incentivize people, businesses and jobs to flee our state. New York State is plagued with an old and decaying public infrastructure and a property tax burden and business costs which makes New York the single worst state in the nation in which to do business. The Scaffold Law also drives up insurance costs for homeowners, raising the cost of a new, single-family home by between $5000 and $10000. This antiquated law greatly increases the costs of all public construction projects and has greatly limited the number of liability insurance carriers even willing to write insurance policies in our state. This law doesn’t even promote a safer workplace environment for construction workers, as our state is no safer for workers than the 49 other states which don’t have this liability statute. We can create more construction jobs and fund additional projects in New York if we aren’t wasting taxpayer dollars.” Read more

  • Congressman Faso Joins Problem Solvers Caucus Colleagues, Senators, in Late Night Bipartisan, Bicameral Meeting to Avert September Crises
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Debt and Deficits, Tax Reform

    “Our work on this caucus is a much-needed breath of fresh air from all of the partisan politics consuming Washington. After meeting with a bipartisan group of Senators last night I am optimistic that there is the will to find a bipartisan fix to our healthcare system, and to find common ground regarding other areas of government in need of reform. Our nation’s healthcare system is incredibly complex, and as we continue to debate systemic changes it is critical that Upstate New Yorkers aren’t left at risk. This understates the importance of these incremental bipartisan solutions and the work of this caucus.” Read more

  • Faso Announces Grant Awards for Local Fire Districts
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    “The value of the services provided to Upstate communities by our local fire companies and first responders cannot be overstated. These brave men and women risk their lives day in and day out to keep their neighbors safe, and I believe it is imperative that they have access to the most up-to-date equipment to carry out their jobs effectively. I am happy to congratulate Claverack Fire District, Milan Volunteer Fire Department, Richfield Springs Fire Department, Hoosick Falls Joint Fire District, and Stuyvesant Falls Fire District on this welcome news.” Read more

  • Faso Announces Funding to Kingston-Ulster Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    “It’s a pleasure to congratulate Kingston-Ulster Airport, and the people of the local community, on the award of this significant FAA grant. It goes without saying that we are subject to some snowy winters in Upstate New York, and the funding to Kingston-Ulster Airport means critical resources will be available to them to acquire the proper equipment to effectively remove snow from runways, ensuring planes can safely take off and land at the airport.” Read more

  • Reps. Faso and Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Veteran Farmers Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Veterans

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (NY-19) and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-2) today introduced bipartisan legislation called the Veterans and Beginning Farmers Assistance Act, which reauthorizes the Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas program (ATTRA). “The average age of a farmer is almost 60 years old while the post-9/11 veteran unemployment rate is at more than 4.5%.” said Congressman Faso. “This commonsense piece of legislation addresses these two problems and ensures ... Read more

  • Faso Announces Grant Award to Local Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced a grant award from the Department of Transportation to Sullivan County International Airport. “I am happy that Sullivan County International Airport will receive these much-needed resources. These funds will be used to upgrade aged taxiway lighting systems, enhance aircraft visual guidance, and improve safety. I am proud to advocate for our local airports so that they can maintain the highest level of safety and continue to ef... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Statement on Charlottesville
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement regarding the hate demonstrations in Charlottesville over the weekend: "All Americans – and particularly those in positions of leadership – must reject hate groups such as white supremacists, neo-Nazis, the KKK, and others which have no legitimate place in our political and societal discourse. I am confident that the Department of Justice will vigorously prosecute and hold accountable those responsible for t... Read more

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