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  • Faso Highlights Opening of STOP School Violence Act Grants
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted two new grants totaling more than $47 million through the Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs to address school safety. The two grants, which were authorized by the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, will support the training of school employees and students to prevent school violence and support specialized training for school employees to respond to mental health crises. Eligible applicants for both the STOP S... Read more

  • Faso Statement on President’s Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following the President signing an executive order to address family separation: “The fact that any child was separated from their family was wrong, and I am pleased the President reversed his decision on enforcing the law in this manner. The next immediate step we must take is reconnecting separated parents and children as quickly as possible and I will be working to ensure that is taking place. Finally, Congress must c... Read more

  • Faso Announces Full Slate of New York 19 Academy Nominations
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the full slate of students who earned nominations to United States Service Academies. Nominees go through a rigorous evaluation process administered by Rep. Faso’s Service Academy Selection Committee. Each of the five students will be attending the service academy they were nominated to attend. Three nominees will be new cadets at West Point, with one student attending the Naval Academy and one student attending the Air Force... Read more

  • STOP Act Compromise Passes House Overwhelmingly
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today supported H.R. 5788, Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act on the House floor, which passed in overwhelming fashion by a vote of 353—52. H.R. 5788 would aid in preventing the shipment of synthetic opioids into the United States through the international mail by implementing a new system to gather and act on advanced tracking data that would flag packages susceptible to include synthetic opioids. The new bill is a compromi... Read more

  • Faso Applauds Passage of Opioid Bill to Help Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Representatives John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today applauded the passage of H.R. 5685, the Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018 by voice vote. This bill will improve efforts to educate seniors on alternatives to traditional opioid pain medication 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 opening of enrollment. Currently, the wo... Read more

  • Faso Supports, House Passes WRDA Infrastructure Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) last night supported H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act on the House floor. H.R. 8 passed the House by a vote of 408—2. Previously, the bill was unanimously approved by members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure during initial consideration. H.R. 8 is an infrastructure bill considered every two years that authorizes investments in our Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem... Read more

  • Faso Urges Leadership to Tackle Infrastructure Needs, Prioritize Significant Investment Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) urged Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to prioritize a significant legislative package that invests in America’s crumbling infrastructure. The effort comes in a bipartisan letter sent to House leadership. Decades of neglect towards infrastructure investment has hurt families and businesses in every region across the country. The bipartisan letter featured 86 signers and was also sent to the leadership of the House Committee... Read more

  • Faso Presents Air Force Academy Appointment, Recognizes Congressional Silver Medal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today attended a ceremony at Cooperstown High School to present Heidi Edmonds with a Congressional Recognition on the occasion of her appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Additionally, Rep. Faso recognized Blake Guzy who is a recipient of the Congressional Silver Medal and an Army ROTC Scholarship to Georgetown University. Heidi is Rep. Faso’s principal congressional appointment for the United States Air Force Academy and will join the... Read more

  • 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

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