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  • Faso Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner for New York’s 19th District
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Kingston, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the winner of New York 19’s Congressional Art Competition as Eden Palmer of Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Staatsburg, NY. Eden’s work is named ‘Diversity’ and is an oil on canvas with stitched bead work. “Eden’s work is a reflection of all the great artists living in Upstate New York,” said Faso. “Her work will be seen by tens of thousands of visitors who make their way through the U.S. Capitol during the next year. Congr... Read more

  • Blue Water Navy Legislation Clears Hurdle Towards House Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) highlighted committee passage of H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. This is the first time Blue Water Navy legislation has passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. H.R. 299 has 329 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and passed through the committee unanimously. “This is just the beginning for our Blue Water Navy veterans as there is still more to come. On behalf of our Blue Water Navy veterans, thank you to Representa... Read more

  • Faso, Courtney Introduce Resolution that would Mark May as National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-NY) and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced H.Res. 887, a House resolution to make the month of May National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. The month of May is considered Lyme Disease Awareness Month at the local and state level in many areas across the country. Lyme Disease is a rapidly growing epidemic that is found in half of all U.S. counties and about eighty countries worldwide. It is estimated that there are 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease... Read more

  • Faso Demands Action on Immigration Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today signed a discharge petition to force House floor consideration of four separate proposals pertaining to immigration reform, strengthening border security and the DACA program. A discharge petition moves legislation out of the relevant committee and to the House floor once the petition gains 218 signatures. The four proposals included in the discharge petition will be amendments offered by Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Representa... Read more

  • Faso, Renacci, Welch Introduce Bill to Improve Opioid Alternatives Education for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-NY), Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH), and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced legislation, H.R. 5685 – the Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018, to improve efforts to educate seniors on opioid alternatives 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 enrollment opening. Currently, the word “... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Administration’s Decision to Withdraw from Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following President Trump’s announcement that the United States will exit the JCPOA: “This agreement was flawed from the start. Iran is the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, and this behavior has not been altered following engagement with the United States and the other parties to the agreement. Iran's destabilizing activities in the Middle East have resulted in brutal carnage in Syria. They continue to develop ballistic missile... Read more

  • Faso Supports Local Small Businesses, Regulatory Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in favor of legislation to help ensure that consumers have access to affordable credit to purchase automobiles. The reversal of a CFPB-issued guidance today will maintain auto dealers’ ability to discount credit, which is necessary for giving dealers the flexibility to meet consumers’ needs and to run a thriving business. Today’s use of the Congressional Review Act reverses a unilateral regulatory action taken by the CFPB that at... Read more

  • Faso-Slaughter Bill to Honor Maurice Hinchey Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Veterans

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted House passage of a bill to rename the post office at 111 Market St, Saugerties, New York after late United States Representative Maurice Hinchey. The late-Rep. Louise Slaughter is an original co-sponsor and was the leading Democrat in the House advocating for the bill. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. Watch Congressman Faso’s floor speech during consideration of the bill here. Excerpt from Rep. Faso’s rema... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Criticism of Improvements to the SNAP Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement in response to Gov. Cuomo’s criticism of improvements to the SNAP program: "Cynthia Nixon has caused Andrew Cuomo to become unhinged. His criticism of enhanced work requirements for the SNAP program - while at the same time increasing the ability of a food stamp household to own a safe car and maintain a small savings account – show that this Governor prefers divisive rhetoric over governing. "Fraud is a small part of th... Read more

  • Faso Joins Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Highlights Opioid Take Back Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that he joined the bipartisan Heroin Task Force, which jointly works on issues directly to the country’s heroin abuse epidemic. Opioids have largely been identified as ‘gateway drugs’ to heroin. “Fighting the opioid and heroin epidemics are bipartisan issues that require decisive and comprehensive solutions. I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to develop solutions to each element of the dru... Read more

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