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  • 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

  • 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

  • Faso Statement on Passing of First Lady Barbara Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    “The best reflection of a person’s character is what those around them say. By all accounts, Barbara Bush is one of the most humble, decent, and kind-hearted people to ever serve our country. Her service as First Lady during and after President George H.W. Bush’s term serves as a beacon of decency in a political world that is often nasty and unrelenting. “Nearly thirty years ago, I was in Maine and by chance had the opportunity to visit with the Bush Family. Without hesitation, Barbara welcomed ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Sends Follow Up Letter to Department of Treasury
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington D.C. -- Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a follow up letter to the Department of Treasury seeking examination of recent changes to the New York State tax law. The original letter asked the Treasury Department to issue an opinion letter concerning tax changes contained in the Governor’s proposed Executive Budget. Now that the state budget has been adopted, Rep. Faso’s follow up letter requests the Treasury Department review the recently enacted state legislation that would con... Read more

  • Faso Priorities Included in 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the release of legislative text for H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, commonly known as the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is an all-encompassing legislative proposal that guides the nation’s agriculture policies for the next five years. The current proposal has been developed over the past fifteen months by members on both sides of the aisle on the Agriculture Committee. “I am pleased that the Farm Bill introduced today... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that the Speaker will not seek re-election: “Paul Ryan has been a dedicated public servant to his district and nation for 20 years. I regret his decision to retire but fully understand his desire to not miss the teenage years of his three children. I wish him and his family well and thank him for his service to the nation.” Read more

  • Faso Highlights New USDA Rule Allowing Flavored Milk in Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), today, highlighted the upcoming implementation date of a rule published by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service that will give schools flexibility in menu planning by allowing for flavored, low-fat milk to be served to students. Dairy product consumption is linked to improved bone health and is especially important during childhood and adolescence, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Schools will not need to seek a waiver to off... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Changes to MPP-Dairy Program, Announces Reopening of Enrollment Period
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) applauded the reopening of enrollment for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The MPP program recently underwent changes as authorized under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The enrollment period will run from April 9, 2018 to June 1, 2018. Dairy producers should contact one of Congressman Faso’s offices with any questions. “Dairy farmers are in the midst of a prolonged e... Read more

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