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  • Rep. Faso Supports Measure to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso announced co-sponsorship for a bill to reauthorize and make improvements to the School-Based Health Centers. The legislation, H.R. 1027 the Hallways to Health Act, creates a grant program to support school-based health centers in order to encourage children and their families to adopt healthy behaviors. “School-Based Health Centers are critically important providers of healthcare in Upstate New York,” said Faso. “These SBHCs primarily operate in underserv... Read more

  • Faso Sends Letter to HUD Secretary Carson Regarding Bliss Towers’ ‘Deplorable Living Conditions’
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson regarding deplorable living conditions at Bliss Towers in Hudson, NY. Congressman Faso recently took an unannounced visit to Bliss Towers to witness the living conditions and general condition of the facility. Bliss Towers consists of 135 residential units and is home to at-risk residents who have little access to proper recourse in response to health and ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Urges Treasury Department to Examine Proposed NY State Tax Changes
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released a copy of a letter he has sent to the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy concerning changes in deductibility of state and local taxes. The letter asks the Treasury Department to issue an opinion letter concerning proposed tax changes contained in Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Budget, which would convert some state and local tax payments to payments which might be eligible for charitable tax deduction under federal law. Ful... Read more

  • Faso and Lipinski Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- Reps. John Faso (NY-19) and Dan Lipinski (IL-3) have introduced the bipartisan Challenges and Prizes for Climate Act of 2018 to spur innovation in key areas critical to combating climate change. The legislation, which takes advantage of existing federal prize authority, encourages public-private partnerships, pays only for performance, and accelerates technology and market development. “Increased efficiency and continued technological innovation in clean energy will help the U... Read more

  • Faso Helps Secure Low-Volume Hospital Provision in Bipartisan Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) highlighted an extension of the Low-Volume (LV) Hospital Adjustment program and its effect on qualifying hospitals in the 19th district. Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, Catskill Regional Medical Center, and Cobleskill Regional Hospital all qualify for assistance under the LV program. “Extension of this program is crucial for three rural hospitals in the 19th district,” said Rep. Faso. “The LV program assists these hospitals ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Statement on Mueller Investigation Indictment
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following Special Counsel Mueller’s indictment of Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: “Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has produced indictments against Russian nationals who purposely sowed discord amongst Americans during and after the 2016 election. The indictment backs up the assertion of the Intelligence Community that Russia meddled in the election. “Additionally, the indic... Read more

  • Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Process Now Open
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the opening of the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant process. FP&S grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and are targeted for projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters. $34.5 million is available for fire prevention and firefighters healthy and safety activity under the program for FY17. The application process is currently open and closes on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at ... Read more

  • Faso Releases Statement on Bipartisan Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in support of the bipartisan, bicameral budget deal that is on the way to the President’s desk for signature. The budget deal sets the table for budget certainty over the next two years and contains numerous provisions that Rep. Faso has championed and others he supports. “Today’s budget deal is a step forward that allows Congress to move on and tackle the problems Americans sent us here to solve,” said Faso. “This bipartisan agr... Read more

  • Faso Secures Funding for Upper Delaware Council
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    UDC would have had to Close its Doors on March 30th if Funding was not Secured Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) has secured critical federal funding from the Department of the Interior in order to continue its important operations. The funding had been delayed since the new fiscal year began on October 1, 2017 as the Department of the Interior was reviewing all grant awards more than $50,000 in value. Congressman Faso ha... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Proposed Dairy Fix
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) applauded the inclusion of much-needed fixes to the Dairy Margin Protection Program and the Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy program in the bipartisan budget deal currently under consideration. “After speaking to and working with our dairy farmers in Upstate New York, I understood there was a need for a substantial and long-term fix to these critical programs,” said Faso. “These programs have failed Upstate dairy farmers, and changes were needed... Read more

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