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  • Statement on Press Conference in Helsinki
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following today’s press conference between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki: “I do not agree with the approach taken by President Trump at today’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin is no friend to the United States. There is no credibility to Putin’s denials especially in light of the public evidence and our own U.S. intelligence reports. We know the Russians me... Read more

  • Faso Urges Lighthizer to Intervene in Changes to Recycling Materials Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) this week urged the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, to address the change in recyclable material import policy by the Chinese government. The policy change, which severely restricts the contamination standards for plastics imported into China, has reverberated through our local waste facilities and county recycling agencies. Prior to this change, these agencies could sell more recyclable plastics into the ma... Read more

  • Amid Shortage of Truck Drivers, Faso Embraces DRIVE-Safe Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced his support for the DRIVE-Safe Act (H.R. 5358) to help alleviate the nationwide shortage of commercial truck drivers. The bipartisan bill would amend federal regulations currently preventing truck drivers under the age of 21 from crossing state boundaries. Currently, the state of New York allows truck drivers under the age of 21, and the age of 18 or over, to drive within the state on intrastate highways, but not on interstat... Read more

  • Faso Hosts Opioid Forum in Dutchess County
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) hosted an opioid forum in Dutchess Co. at the Beekman Town Hall last night to connect local residents with experts in the field. The forum featured presentations from CVS Pharmacy as part of their ‘Pharmacists Teach Program’; Randi Kelder from Raising Your Awareness About Narcotics (R.Y.A.N.); and Meghan Hetfield from the Council on Addiction, Prevention & Education (CAPE). “Nearly everywhere I go in Upstate New York, I’ve met a someone who ... Read more

  • Faso Sends Comments to CMS Urging Reconsideration of Medicare Repayment Rate for Kingston Hospital
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent official comments to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) advocating for the agency to reassess the wage index disparity faced by the hospital in Kingston run by Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley (HAHV). The Medicare wage index disparity has long been an adverse factor affecting the ability of the Kingston hospital to recruit and retain staff. CMS is now considering new rules regarding the wage index, and in his offici... Read more

  • Faso Votes to Fund Troops and Increase Medical Research
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in support of H.R. 6157 – Department of Defense Appropriations Act. The legislation funds the U.S. Department of Defense, including operations, readiness, quality of life programs for troops and their families, and medical research for fiscal year 2019. The bill passed Committee by a vote of 48—4 and the House floor by a vote of 359—49. “This legislation provides necessary funding to ensure our troops have the resources they need... Read more

  • Faso Supports Compromise Immigration Solution on the House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in favor of H.R. 6136 – Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. The immigration reform solution failed during consideration by the House of Representatives. This bill was the result of a compromise negotiated among Republican members of the House over the past month to finally fix America’s broken immigration system. “Our immigration system is broken, and today the House failed to take meaningful steps to fix it by rejecting ... Read more

  • Blue Water Navy Legislation Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted House-passage of H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. The bill passed the House by a vote of 382—0. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. “Thank you, Representative Faso, for all of your hard work for our veterans in the 19th district. We have been working on this bill for a very long-time emailing, calling and visiting our Representatives in Washington DC to educate them as to how our sailors w... Read more

  • 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

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