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  • Congressman Faso Reacts to Announcement of Infrastructure Funding Grants Awarded to Stewart International Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation

    “Many people in the 19th District are served by Stewart International Airport, and these infrastructure improvements will not only account for much-needed updates to the airport, they will create an economic boon to the surrounding area” Read more

  • Congressman Faso Fights Sex Trafficking, Supports Passage of Critical Victims’ Rights Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    “Despite many preconceived notions, human trafficking is not a problem that is isolated to foreign soil. It is a crisis at our doorstep. In the past decade there have been close to 150,000 reports of human trafficking in America. This is unacceptable. That is why I am proud of the work we have done in the House to fight this scourge, protect women and children, and seek justice for victims, in particular the three bills we passed this week,” said Rep. Faso. “These efforts also include provisions to support the international law enforcement effort against trafficking because we cannot sit idly by while countries like China and Iran shield the criminals shredding human rights. There is still a lot of work to be done, but the passage of these bills represents an important step in the right direction and I was proud to support them.” Read more

  • Congressman Faso Protects Key Loan Program for Upstate Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    “Robust funding for the Farm Service Agency’s loan programs ensures greater financial security for Upstate farmers and provides access to credit in the face of low commodity prices. Proposed loan cuts could devastate communities in Upstate New York and similar communities across the country. These funding levels provide beginning farmers with real opportunities that might otherwise be unavailable, and provide better financing and credit availability for existing farmers to grow their farms and agribusinesses,” said Rep. Faso. Read more

  • Faso Statement on Reversal of WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Environment

    “The rule proposed by the Obama administration, while well-intentioned, created confusion and controversy among landowners and farmers throughout the nation and in Upstate New York. Farmers should not have to go to the federal Corps of Engineers or EPA to seek permits to use long-established drainage ditches on their property. It is time for the EPA to go back to the drawing board and craft a rule which doesn’t unduly burden our agricultural businesses and make sure they involve all stakeholders in the regulatory process.” Read more

  • Faso Calls on EPA Administrator to Evaluate Impact of Pollution in Upstate Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    "I have heard from many of my constituents in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh about the impact of PFOA pollution in their communities. It is imperative that EPA Administrator Pruitt fully consider the health impacts of PFOAs and take action accordingly” Read more

  • Faso, New York Delegation Tell Treasury Secretary to Protect Key Tax Provision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John J. Faso (R-Kinderhook), along with Reps. Donovan, Katko, King, Stefanik, Tenney, and Zeldin, of the New York Congressional Delegation, recently sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in support of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction, which allows taxpayers to deduct state and local tax payments from federal taxable income. “Upstate New Yorkers are already saddled with some of the highest tax rates in the country across the board, and they flat-... Read more

  • Faso Welcomes Suspension of Hudson River Anchorages Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John J. Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement regarding the news that the United States Coast Guard plans to suspend its push for new anchorages in the Hudson River. “This is welcome news to many of our residents along the Hudson River. I am pleased to see that in addition to suspending its anchorages plan, the Coast Guard decided to commission a formal study to better understand the risks associated with these anchorage grounds. This is somethin... Read more

  • Faso, New York Congressional Delegation Dismiss Cuomo’s Baseless Claims
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Tax Reform

    "Rather than petulantly threatening to raise taxes on overburdened New Yorkers, Mr. Cuomo should instead cut waste in his own $160 billion budget. High among these items are hundreds of millions each year doled out in special interest favors and side deals to favored groups. Medicaid is intended to help the disabled, the poor and the elderly, but in Cuomo’s New York fully one-third of our population is on this system. Cuomo is driving people from Upstate New York because of high taxes. Instead of supporting our efforts he threatens additional tax increases because he can’t bring his own budget under control. Cuomo spends more on Medicaid than Texas and Florida combined and those states have more than twice New York’s population. Our amendment finally fixes Albany’s 50-year-old mistake of imposing part of these costs on property taxpayers." Read more

  • Faso Lauds $53,334 Award to Speigletown District Volunteer Fire Company
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    “This grant will allow our brave first responders of the Speigletown Fire Company to more efficiently and effectively fight fires in their community, and keep safe while doing it. The adapters purchased from the grant money streamline the process of getting hoses connected to a hydrant, saving precious minutes, and often saving lives” Read more

  • Faso-Collins Language to Cut New York Property Taxes Included in Senate Health Bill Draft
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Tax Reform

    “For decades, Albany’s Medicaid mandate and resulting property taxes have burdened New Yorkers unlike in any other state. What we’ve got to show for this scheme is people fleeing our state in droves, businesses relocating, and crushing and often unpayable bills for those who stay behind” Read more

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