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  • Faso Highlights House Passage of Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted passage of H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act, more commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill, by a vote of 213—211. The Farm Bill is an all-encompassing legislative proposal that guides the nation’s agriculture and nutrition policies for the next five years. The bill includes strengthened work requirements for able-bodied adults accompanied with a historic investment in workforce training so SNAP recipients are on a path ou... Read more

  • Faso Supports Comprehensive Package to Fight the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in support of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. Over the past two weeks, the House has passed over four dozen bills to continue the House’s fight against the opioid crisis. The proposals center around treatment and recovery, prevention, protecting our communities, and fighting fentanyl. Many of those proposals have been included in H.R. 6, which passed today by a vote of 396—14. The two-week-long effort includ... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Opening of STOP School Violence Act Grants
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted two new grants totaling more than $47 million through the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs to address school safety. The two grants, which were authorized by the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, will support the training of school employees and students to prevent school violence and support specialized training for school employees to respond to mental health crises. Eligible applicants for both the STOP S... Read more

  • Faso Statement on President’s Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following the President signing an executive order to address family separation: “The fact that any child was separated from their family was wrong, and I am pleased the President reversed his decision on enforcing the law in this manner. The next immediate step we must take is reconnecting separated parents and children as quickly as possible and I will be working to ensure that is taking place. Finally, Congress must c... Read more

  • Faso Announces Full Slate of New York 19 Academy Nominations
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the full slate of students who earned nominations to United States Service Academies. Nominees go through a rigorous evaluation process administered by Rep. Faso’s Service Academy Selection Committee. Each of the five students will be attending the service academy they were nominated to attend. Three nominees will be new cadets at West Point, with one student attending the Naval Academy and one student attending the Air Force... Read more

  • STOP Act Compromise Passes House Overwhelmingly
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today supported H.R. 5788, Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act on the House floor, which passed in overwhelming fashion by a vote of 353—52. H.R. 5788 would aid in preventing the shipment of synthetic opioids into the United States through the international mail by implementing a new system to gather and act on advanced tracking data that would flag packages susceptible to include synthetic opioids. The new bill is a compromi... Read more

  • Faso Applauds Passage of Opioid Bill to Help Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Representatives John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today applauded the passage of H.R. 5685, the Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018 by voice vote. This bill will improve efforts to educate seniors on alternatives to traditional opioid pain medication through the Medicare Part D program. Seniors are given an informational booklet entitled ‘Medicare & You’ prior to becoming Medicare-eligible that details the services available to them upon opening of enrollment. Currently, the wo... Read more

  • Faso Supports, House Passes WRDA Infrastructure Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) last night supported H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act on the House floor. H.R. 8 passed the House by a vote of 408—2. Previously, the bill was unanimously approved by members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure during initial consideration. H.R. 8 is an infrastructure bill considered every two years that authorizes investments in our Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem... Read more

  • Faso Urges Leadership to Tackle Infrastructure Needs, Prioritize Significant Investment Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) urged Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to prioritize a significant legislative package that invests in America’s crumbling infrastructure. The effort comes in a bipartisan letter sent to House leadership. Decades of neglect towards infrastructure investment has hurt families and businesses in every region across the country. The bipartisan letter featured 86 signers and was also sent to the leadership of the House Committee... Read more

  • Faso Presents Air Force Academy Appointment, Recognizes Congressional Silver Medal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today attended a ceremony at Cooperstown High School to present Heidi Edmonds with a Congressional Recognition on the occasion of her appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Additionally, Rep. Faso recognized Blake Guzy who is a recipient of the Congressional Silver Medal and an Army ROTC Scholarship to Georgetown University. Heidi is Rep. Faso’s principal congressional appointment for the United States Air Force Academy and will join the... Read more

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