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  • Faso Calls on IRS to Preserve New York Conservation Easement Incentive
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined local conservation groups, including the Mohonk Preserve, in submitting comments to the IRS objecting to a proposed regulation that would discourage conservation easement donations from private landowners. In New York State, charitably-motivated private landowners, working with some 87 qualified nonprofit land trusts across the state, have permanently protected over 700,000 acres of land for public benefit using conservation easements... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Judge Kavanaugh Confirmation Process
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faso (R-Kinderhook) today made the following statement. “With the completion of the additional FBI investigation and no proof to corroborate any of the allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh, I continue to support his confirmation based upon his qualifications, record and writings from the bench. Democratic leaders should be ashamed for the despicable manner in which they handled these allegations against Judge Kavanaugh and their blatant attempt to assassinate h... Read more

  • Faso Announces Over $400k in Federal Funding for Ulster Community College
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced a federal grant award to SUNY Ulster made by the U.S. Department of Education through the Strengthening Institutions Program. SUNY Ulster will receive $433,094 in federal funding to improve their capacity to better serve low-income students by increasing access to student services, enhancing their ability to identify at-risk students, and bolstering advising programs. “SUNY Ulster continues to provide a vital service to countless... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Senate Passage of Comprehensive Opioids Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement today after the Senate passed the House-Senate compromise agreement of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a comprehensive bill aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic. This package was passed in the House by a bipartisan vote of 393 to 8 on September 28, 2018. The bill will now be sent to the President to be enacted into law. “We are now one step closer to enacting this bipartisan legislation ... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Positive Dairy Changes in New Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the positive changes for Upstate dairy farmers following an agreement between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico on an updated trilateral trade deal. The new agreement will eliminate the Canadian Class 6 and 7 pricing systems, while also increasing market access for U.S. dairy farmers. “Upstate dairy farmers have been suffering from limited access to Canadian markets for years, and the creation of the Class 7 pricing scheme only... Read more

  • Faso and Tenney Praise Major Disaster Declaration for Upstate Counties
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) and Congresswomen Claudia Tenney (R-New York) today praised the Trump Administration’s actions granting a Major Disaster Declaration to seven counties in Upstate New York that experienced unprecedented rainfall and subsequent flash flooding from August 13-15, 2018. Faso and Tenney had previously requested this declaration from the administration to help supplement state and local disaster recovery efforts and further assist the impacted commu... Read more

  • Faso Highlights $122k Investment for Kingston Hospital
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted a federal grant award to HealthAlliance Hospital, Mary’s Avenue Campus made by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Center for Mental Health Services. This $122,941 federal investment will assist the hospital in increasing awareness of mental health in the community by training others on how to identify and appropriately respond to individuals with mental illness. “For too long, mental illness was ... Read more

  • Faso Supports Comprehensive Opioids Package
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in support of the House-Senate compromise agreement of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a comprehensive bill aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic. This package passed the House today by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 393 to 8. The Senate will have to vote on passage next before the bill is sent to the President to be enacted into law. This proposal includes dozens of measures previously voted on in the... Read more

  • Faso Supports House-Senate Conference Report on Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Funding Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congress John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday voted for the conference report to H.R. 6157 – the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act. The bill passed with a strong bipartisan vote of 361-61 and awaits the President’s signature to be enacted into law. “This package of funding bills contains vital spending that supports our troops, helps our local communities continue to combat the opi... Read more

  • Faso-Sponsored Legislation to Support FDR National Historic Site Passes House in Bipartisan Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), today highlighted the House-passage of H.R. 5420, the FDR Historic Preservation Act. This legislation, which was approved by the House Natural Resources Committee earlier in September, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 89 acres of land directly adjacent to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The measure, which allows the use of donated funds to purchase the parcel, was passed by a vote ... Read more

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