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  • Faso Meets with Upstate New York Restaurant Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy and Jobs, Immigration

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday participated in a roundtable discussion with owners of numerous Upstate restaurants and a representative of the New York State Restaurant Association to discuss federal issues that affect the restaurant industry. The conversation centered around healthcare and immigration, which are prevailing concerns for area restaurants. “As one of the largest private sector employers in the state, it is always a pleasure meeting with local rest... Read more

  • Faso Urges Department of Justice to Expeditiously Implement STOP School Violence Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) this week urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the U.S. Department of Justice to prioritize school safety measures and expeditiously implement the STOP School Violence Act and related grant programs authorized and funded in the recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. The letter was signed by a bipartisan coalition of House members. Excerpt from the letter: “The safety of our students and our schools is a top priority no... Read more

  • Faso Statement on New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued a statement following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will place new steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union: “These tariffs are going to hurt small manufacturers and their workers by raising the cost of their goods. I’ve visited numerous businesses across the district that make products such as aluminum window frames, aerospace components, outdoor furniture parts, and specialt... Read more

  • Faso Votes for National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the passage of H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill passed the House of Representatives with Congressman Faso’s support by a vote of 351—66. The NDAA had previously passed the House Armed Services Committee by a vote of 60—1. “This year’s NDAA continues our efforts to significantly improve the nation’s military readiness while also equipping our warfighters with the tools they ne... Read more

  • Faso Votes for ‘Right to Try’ Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) voted in favor of S. 204 – The Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act, when it came up for a vote in the House yesterday evening. The House passed the bill by a vote of 250—169. It is now on the way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bill would give patients with terminal illnesses the choice to access experimental treatments that have been approved through Phase I – safety – of... Read more

  • Faso Questions EPA on Release of Study on PFOA and PFAS
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) questioned Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, regarding the agency’s role in slowing the release of a critical study on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). This letter follows actions by Congressman Faso to advocate for the residents of Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh in Rensselaer County. Faso Letter to the EPA, February 17, 2017 – Faso outlines the past actions taken by EPA, a... Read more

  • Faso, Tonko, Upton, Sarbanes Introduce Bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Representatives John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) program. The legislation, H.R. 5899, will reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers program through 2023. The program’s statutory authorization expired in 2014. SBHCs primarily operate in underserved communities and play a crucial role in the provision of primary care services to school ch... Read more

  • Faso Engages in Effort to Elevate Tick-Borne Related Illnesses in Health and Human Services Department Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) in putting forth new legislation to establish a national strategy for Lyme disease and to strengthen treatment and prevention of Lyme. “This bill is about turning the tide on a disease that has truly taken its toll on Upstate New York and other vulnerable regions across the nation,” said Faso. “Lyme Disease is spreading, and it is more important than ever that the federal g... Read more

  • House Passes Bipartisan VA Improvement Package to Continue Overhaul of Veterans’ Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement highlighting the House-passage of S. 2372 – VA Mission Act. “Last night, the House overwhelmingly passed, with my support, a bill to further overhaul veterans’ health care services within the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said Faso. “This is an important step in restoring trust in the VA and improving care for our veterans. Our veterans have earned quality healthcare and access to robust benefits to help them succeed ... Read more

  • Faso Calls on USDA to Ensure Fair Treatment for American Loggers in Dispute with China
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today joined an effort urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to prioritize a fair resolution during trade negotiations for American loggers in a regulatory dispute with China. The Chinese government recently decided to impose regulatory changes for the import of American logs into China with no advanced notice. Excerpt from the letter: On April 27th, the Chinese government announced a change in the enforcement o... Read more

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