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  • Faso Seeks Local Input on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    "It is critical that I continue to receive input from local residents, elected officials and business leaders, as we work to fix our broken tax code. My goals for tax reform have always been to get our economy moving again, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off. I am committed to fighting for hardworking taxpayers and creating a fairer tax code for all." Read more

  • Faso Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Raise Awareness and Research Funding to Combat Lyme Disease
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    “Lyme Disease is a scourge that Upstate families know all too well. This debilitating disease stays with its victims for years, and results in immense emotional and financial hardship. Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses are growing rapidly, and it is critically important that as a society we do what we can to educate the public on this epidemic so our communities and families can take the necessary steps to comprehensively address this issue. The Lyme Disease Research Stamp Act is important because it will help raise awareness and money to support comprehensive research efforts to combat and prevent these devastating diseases.” Read more

  • Faso Statement on Tragedy at First Baptist Church in Texas
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement on the tragic shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas. Congressman Faso: "The senseless and horrific tragedy in Texas over the weekend is heartbreaking. I am hopeful that the ongoing investigation will lead to answers as to why this individual chose to destroy so many lives and families and we will learn what more can be done to help prevent such tragedies. My heart goes out to the vi... Read more

  • Faso Votes to Reauthorize Children's Health Funding, Protect Rural Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement following the House passage of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), H.R. 3922, the Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation (CHAMPION) Act. Congressman Faso said, “It was critical that the House pass legislation to reauthorize CHIP before the funding runs out in the coming months, and this legislation not only does that, but makes other im... Read more

  • Faso Votes to Repeal Controversial IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement on the House passage of bipartisan legislation to repeal the Independent Patient Advisory Board (IPAB). Congressman Faso said, “Ushered in with the Affordable Care Act, IPAB is a misguided concept that would ultimately serve to ration healthcare to our seniors. Handing over seniors’ healthcare options to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats in a closed off room is unacceptable, and 19th District seniors deserve ... Read more

  • Faso Releases Statement on Tax Reform Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement regarding the "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." "Every worker, family, and small business owner knows our tax code does not work, is too complicated, and forces them to send more of their money to Albany and Washington, D.C. than they should. My goal for tax reform is to get our economy moving again, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off... Read more

  • Faso and Bipartisan Coalition Lay Out Lyme Disease Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    “Upstate individuals and families are unfortunately very familiar with the perils of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease. This is why I have made it a priority in Congress to advance efforts to improve research and awareness to ultimately prevent future cases and mitigate the harmful effects of the disease. There is concern, however, that it can be difficult to enumerate the progress we are making through some of these efforts. The letter sent by myself and my colleagues outlines specific objectives and indicators to track our progress, and make informed decisions when considering funding for certain programs in the CDC.” Read more

  • Faso Hosts Protecting Houses of Worship Safety and Security Preparedness Program in Esopus
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today hosted a "Protecting House of Worship Safety and Security Preparedness Program" in Esopus in Ulster County. Around 50 local faith leaders and members of the law enforcement community, including local and state police, were in attendance at the event which provided an overview of recent terrorist attacks and addressed any concerns related to security. Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albany Division, Vadim Thomas, led the program. Also... Read more

  • Faso Supports Declaration of Opioid Crisis as a Public Health Emergency
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to declare our nation’s opioid crisis a "Public Health Emergency." Congressman Faso said, “Opioid abuse is a genuine epidemic, and I am pleased that the President made this important distinction. It is a national crisis that is has impacted Upstate New York families particularly hard, and I have spoken with too many individuals around my district that can tell a stor... Read more

  • Faso Votes No on House Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released a statement following his vote against the House budget proposal, H.Con.Res.71, “Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.” “I remain committed to the belief that we need comprehensive tax reform to benefit Upstate New York families and increase economic growth. We must provide middle class ... Read more

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