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  • Faso Votes for Passage of Farm Bill Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) voted in favor of the Conference Report for H.R. 2 – Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, more commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill, which passed the House by a vote of 369-47. The conference report previously passed the Senate and is on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. H.R. 2 has gained support from the New York Farm Bureau, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Milk Producers Federation, the Organic Tra... Read more

  • Faso, Tonko, Stefanik Introduce Legislation to Close Loophole on NHTSA Limousine Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Current Limousine Provision Allowed Vehicles to Skirt Safety Regulations Washington, D.C. – Representatives John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) today introduced legislation to close a loophole in current law that allows retrofitted limousines to skirt requirements as re-sold vehicles and to avoid compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulations. Currently, vehicles that are purchased and then lengthened to increase capacity are no... Read more

  • Faso Highlights $500k Grant for Otsego Northern Catskills Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted a federal grant award to Otsego Northern Catskills Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) through the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program. This $499,926 federal investment will help increase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) opportunities and increase opioid misuse education and prevention through the purchase and installation of int... Read more

  • Faso Statement on Discovery of Explosive Devices
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Faso (R-Kinderhook) today made the following statement. “Justice will be served for those responsible for the attempted attacks against President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and others. Actions like these run counter to our core American values and serve to do nothing more than divide and terrorize our country. I am grateful for the Secret Service and local law enforcement who work tirelessly to keep our country safe.” Read more

  • Faso Takes Part in Signing of Bipartisan Opioids Package
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today was invited to join President Trump at the White House for the enactment of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan package aimed at comprehensively addressing the opioid epidemic through prevention, treatment and enforcement. This law includes multiple measures previously voted on in the House and focuses on combating the opioid epidemic through treatment and recovery efforts, prevention, protecting our commu... Read more

  • Faso Applauds Successful Installation of New Generator at Catskill Regional Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday celebrated the installation of a new, state-of-the art 1500kW generator at the Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Harris, New York. Congressman Faso has worked with officials at CRMC and at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to secure the $1,726,697 grant that funded 75% of the generator’s purchase and installation. “The successful installation of this new, fuel efficient ... Read more

  • 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

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