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  • Faso Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that the Speaker will not seek re-election: “Paul Ryan has been a dedicated public servant to his district and nation for 20 years. I regret his decision to retire but fully understand his desire to not miss the teenage years of his three children. I wish him and his family well and thank him for his service to the nation.” Read more

  • Faso Highlights New USDA Rule Allowing Flavored Milk in Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), today, highlighted the upcoming implementation date of a rule published by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service that will give schools flexibility in menu planning by allowing for flavored, low-fat milk to be served to students. Dairy product consumption is linked to improved bone health and is especially important during childhood and adolescence, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Schools will not need to seek a waiver to off... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Changes to MPP-Dairy Program, Announces Reopening of Enrollment Period
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) applauded the reopening of enrollment for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The MPP program recently underwent changes as authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The enrollment period will run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018. Dairy producers should contact one of Congressman Faso’s offices with any questions. “Dairy farmers are in the midst of a prolonged e... Read more

  • NY Officials Highlight Introduction of Legislation to Transfer Land to FDR National Historic Site
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Hyde Park, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-NY19), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro today highlighted an effort to authorize the acquisition of land by the National Park Service for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Dutchess County. The National Park Service is permitted to own property that was part of the Roosevelt estate, but requires Congressional authorization to adjust t... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Priorities Included in Omnibus, Supports the Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted numerous priorities included in the Omnibus appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives. The Omnibus appropriations bill would authorize government spending for the remaining of the Fiscal Year 2018 and is based on the budget caps agreement initially signed into law in February. Rep. Faso supported the Omnibus spending package to prevent an unnecessary government shutdown. “The budget process in Washington ... Read more

  • Faso Introduces Resolution to Recognize Upper Delaware River
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, DC – Congressman John Faso (NY-19) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives today that recognizes and celebrates the natural resource value and growing economic importance of the Upper Delaware River. The resolution was introduced with the help and support of more than 100 Delaware River advocates representing the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) that traveled to Washington, DC to educate their congressional representatives about the importance of... Read more

  • Faso Announces USDA Grant Process for Broadband Infrastructure in Unserved Rural Areas
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the opening of the application process for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Connect Program. The grants are available to state and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits, and for-profit corporations to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities. “Access to broadband is a necessity in a rapidly evolving world,” said Faso. “Many rural communities in Upstate New York st... Read more

  • ‘Faso Farm Bill’ Highlights Priorities for the Upcoming Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released a list of priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill. The list of priorities touches on several different issue areas that coincide with areas Representative Faso has been working on since January 2017. The farm economy is facing increasingly difficult headwinds. The upcoming Farm Bill is critical for the Upstate agriculture community as trade barriers in Canada, slowing demand, and the margin protection program have not done ou... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Passing of Representative Louise Slaughter
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    “I’m saddened to learn the news of Representative Louise Slaughter’s passing. Louise was a kind and caring colleague, and a steadfast advocate for the people of Western New York. As the first woman elected to serve Western New York in Congress, she is a trailblazer for so many women and young girls who also strive to serve our nation. May she Rest in Peace.” Read more

  • Faso Leads Letter on Mental Health Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) led a bipartisan letter with Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to leadership of the House Appropriations Committee urging the committee to prioritize funding for mental health programs authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act in the upcoming spending package. Due to the use of continuing resolutions, many of the programs included within the 21st Century Cures Act have yet to receive the... Read more

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