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  • Faso's Bipartisan Foster Care Legislation Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today expressed support for his bipartisan bill H.R. 2847, the Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act. Faso’s legislation passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 391 to 8. The measure is co-sponsored by Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY), Karen Bass (D-CA), Danny Davis (D-IL), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), and Matt Cartwright (D-PA). “Older youth in New York and elsewhere are more likely to leave foster care without a permanent home. M... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Issues Statement on Today's Shooting Incident
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement: “Mary Fran and I are praying for the victims of today’s shooting, including Majority Whip Scalise, congressional staff, and the brave men and women of the Capitol Police. Thank you to our law enforcement and first responders who rushed to save lives.” Read more

  • Congressman Faso Issues Statement on Upcoming New York PSC Review
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement regarding the upcoming session of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to review the joint petition filed by telecommunications companies Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc (CCH) and FairPoint Communications, Inc. (FCI) for approval of the CCH plan to acquire FCI in New York: “I’m encouraged to see that the New York State Public Service Commission has announced it is reviewing the joint applicat... Read more

  • Faso-Sponsored Bill to Support Hydroelectric Power Passes House in Bipartisan Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the passage of H.R. 2292, legislation to allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend the construction license for the Cannonsville, Delaware County hydroelectric project for as many as eight additional years. FERC provided the original, two-year license for the project in 2014. The license extension is necessary to prepare the construction site at the Cannonsville Dam in an environmentally sensitive manne... Read more

  • Faso Supports Pro-Growth Financial CHOICE Act, House Passes Dodd-Frank Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted to approve the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act (H.R. 10). The legislation passed the House by a vote of 233 to 186. CHOICE would end Dodd-Frank’s too-big-to-fail bailouts for financial firms and creditors, deliver stronger consumer-fraud protections for all Americans, and provide much-needed regulatory relief to community banks and other small financial institutions... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Announces $400,000 in Brownfields Cleanup Grants to Local Governments
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that two local governments in the 19th Congressional District have been awarded $400,000 in grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for brownfield site revitalization. Sullivan County and the Village of Valley Falls (Rensselaer County) will each receive $200,000 in competitive grants to help them redevelop vacant and unused properties. “These grants will allow Sullivan County and Valley Falls to make innovative... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Issues Statement on Paris Agreement Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement in response to the administration’s decision to pursue withdrawal proceedings from the Paris COP21 agreement: “As a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, I support US efforts to continue promotion of innovative clean-energy solutions which will mitigate the effects of man-made climate change. As such, I believe the withdrawal of the US from the agreement is ill-advised. However, the non-bi... Read more

  • Faso Bill Language Would Halt Hudson River Anchorage Process, Require Report to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the inclusion of language added at his request to H.R. 2518, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, that would protect the public health and public safety of Hudson River communities by prohibiting proposed Yonkers-to-Kingston barge anchorages for up to one year while Congress assesses environmental and other impacts. The last reauthorization for the Coast Guard’s major funding bill was passed in 2015 and is set to expi... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Issues Statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement on the Administration's budget request for the 2018 fiscal year: “President Trump’s 2018 budget plan makes some notable, and welcome, recommendations such as balancing the budget in 10 years and boosting our national defense readiness. Deep cuts to domestic programs, however, would threaten Upstate New Yorkers at a time when a still-struggling regional economy and fragile jobs market have left many fami... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Calls for Continued Negotiations Toward Finalized FFMP
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) recently sent a letter to Delaware River Decree Party Members on the recent breakdown of negotiations on a finalized long-term Flexible Flow Management Plan (FFMP) for the waterway. The letter stressed positive reforms to benefit communities in the Upper Delaware River region and the need to avoid the reduced water releases which would occur if a deal is not struck by the May 31 deadline. To watch, click image above or click here. Transcrip... Read more

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