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  • Faso and Lipinski Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- Reps. John Faso (NY-19) and Dan Lipinski (IL-3) have introduced the bipartisan Challenges and Prizes for Climate Act of 2018 to spur innovation in key areas critical to combating climate change. The legislation, which takes advantage of existing federal prize authority, encourages public-private partnerships, pays only for performance, and accelerates technology and market development. “Increased efficiency and continued technological innovation in clean energy will help the U... Read more

  • Faso Helps Secure Low-Volume Hospital Provision in Bipartisan Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) highlighted an extension of the Low-Volume (LV) Hospital Adjustment program and its effect on qualifying hospitals in the 19th district. Aurelia Osborn Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, Catskill Regional Medical Center, and Cobleskill Regional Hospital all qualify for assistance under the LV program. “Extension of this program is crucial for three rural hospitals in the 19th district,” said Rep. Faso. “The LV program assists these hospitals ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Statement on Mueller Investigation Indictment
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement following Special Counsel Mueller’s indictment of Russian nationals for meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: “Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation has produced indictments against Russian nationals who purposely sowed discord amongst Americans during and after the 2016 election. The indictment backs up the assertion of the Intelligence Community that Russia meddled in the election. “Additionally, the indic... Read more

  • Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Process Now Open
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the opening of the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant process. FP&S grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and are targeted for projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters. $34.5 million is available for fire prevention and firefighters healthy and safety activity under the program for FY17. The application process is currently open and closes on Friday, March 16th, 2018 at ... Read more

  • Faso Releases Statement on Bipartisan Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in support of the bipartisan, bicameral budget deal that is on the way to the President’s desk for signature. The budget deal sets the table for budget certainty over the next two years and contains numerous provisions that Rep. Faso has championed and others he supports. “Today’s budget deal is a step forward that allows Congress to move on and tackle the problems Americans sent us here to solve,” said Faso. “This bipartisan agr... Read more

  • Faso Secures Funding for Upper Delaware Council
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    UDC would have had to Close its Doors on March 30th if Funding was not Secured Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) has secured critical federal funding from the Department of the Interior in order to continue its important operations. The funding had been delayed since the new fiscal year began on October 1, 2017 as the Department of the Interior was reviewing all grant awards more than $50,000 in value. Congressman Faso ha... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Proposed Dairy Fix
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) applauded the inclusion of much-needed fixes to the Dairy Margin Protection Program and the Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy program in the bipartisan budget deal currently under consideration. “After speaking to and working with our dairy farmers in Upstate New York, I understood there was a need for a substantial and long-term fix to these critical programs,” said Faso. “These programs have failed Upstate dairy farmers, and changes were needed... Read more

  • Faso Assumes Lead House Republican Sponsorship of STOP Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) assumed primary sponsorship of H.R. 1057, the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act (STOP Act) of 2017. The bipartisan STOP Act is designed to stop synthetic drugs like fentanyl from being shipped through our borders to drug traffickers. Current tracking measures implemented at the U.S. Postal Service are insufficient in stopping shipments of synthetic drugs. The legislation currently has 252 cosponsors from both sides of the ai... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Applauds Overhauls Made to Congressional Harassment Complaint and Investigation Process
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) supported bipartisan legislation to overhaul the harassment complaint process in the House of Representatives. H.R. 4924 and H. Res. 724 make significant reforms to the Congressional harassment and discrimination complaint and investigative processes. “Harassment, abuse, and discrimination in the workplace are unacceptable, and New Yorkers expect far better from those elected to serve,” said Faso. “In particular, I found it appalling that th... Read more

  • Rep. Faso’s Scaffold Law Legislation Advances Through Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) hailed the action taken by the House Committee on the Judiciary to approve H.R. 3808, the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Faso and other New York representatives, can now move to the House floor for consideration. H.R. 3808 would require any project financed with federal taxpayer dollars to utilize the same liability standard as every other state. Currently, New York State is the only state in the country to... Read more

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