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  • 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

  • Faso Legislation Would Assist Local Flood Victims
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-NY) today announced the introduction of H.R. 5618, The Flooded Homeowner Financial Relief Act of 2018. This legislation will provide regulatory relief for homeowners who face onerous and unnecessary flood insurance premiums on homes that the government has already agreed to acquire. Further background is at the bottom of this release. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) is the Democratic co-lead of the legislation. Homeowners of the Village of Sidney in... Read more

  • Faso Recognized as One of Most Bipartisan Members in House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the release of the Lugar Center Bipartisan Index. Rep. Faso ranked as the 18th most bipartisan member of the House of Representatives for 2017 according to the index. “Upstate New Yorkers sent me to Washington to solve real problems,” said Faso. “Working with my colleagues across the aisle is the most effective way to tackle the issues that will help New York families and businesses. I’m glad bipartisanship is not going unn... Read more

  • Faso Participates in Opioid Forum at Monticello High School
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) last night participated in a community-wide opioid prevention forum at Monticello High School that was hosted by the RJK PTO and the Monticello Central School District. All parents, guardians, and adult community members were invited to attend the event and listen to numerous presentations and panels that detailed information about opioid abuse and resources available to address opioid concerns. “Opioid abuse is a genuine epidemic and a nati... Read more

  • Faso Earns Advocacy Award from Upper Delaware Council
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) earned the Advocacy Award from the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) at the UDC’s 30th Annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 22nd. The award stems from Rep. Faso’s advocacy for UDC’s federal funding and support for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program. “The Upper Delaware Council performs critical work to conserve and manage the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River,” said Faso. “I am thrilled to be able to work so closely with U... Read more

  • Don’t Gut the SNAP Program, Make It Better
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    This piece was originally printed in the Wall Street Journal. Moby’s op-ed “Food Stamps Shouldn’t Pay for Junk” (April 10) makes an important point that the food stamp program (SNAP) should encourage purchase of nutritious food. I plan to offer an amendment to the legislation to restrict the purchase of soda. Given the increase in obesity and diabetes, particularly among our youth, such a change is consistent with our desire to promote public health and reduce health-care costs. However, Moby is... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Federal Opioid Funding Released to States, $25M for New York
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) highlighted the second year of funding for states and territories released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Opioid State Targeted Response (STR) grants were originally established by the passing of the 21st Century Cures Act and are administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within HHS. The state of New York is slated to receive $25 million as part of this round of fun... Read more

  • ICYMI: Faso, GOP Members of NY Delegation Send Letter on NAFTA Dairy Policy to U.S. Trade Rep. Lighthizer
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) and Republican members of the NY Congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer highlighting the dairy trading disparity between the United States and Canada. Canada’s unfair Class 7 pricing program and tariffs on U.S. dairy products have caused severe pain to Upstate dairy farmers and the broader nationwide industry. The letter specifically asks Trade Representative Lighthizer to prioritize dairy conc... Read more

  • Faso Calls for Action on Whaley Lake Dam Project
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Whaley Lake Dam in Pawling, NY. The Whaley Lake Dam is eligible for Corps funding as a result of language included in the Omnibus funding package and advocated for by Rep. Faso. The Whaley Lake Dam was originally built in the mid-1800s and is in critical need of repair. The outlet of the dam feeds a stream necessary to the movement of treated wastewater from multiple municipal w... Read more

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