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  • Faso Votes for ‘Right to Try’ Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) voted in favor of S. 204 – The Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act, when it came up for a vote in the House yesterday evening. The House passed the bill by a vote of 250—169. It is now on the way to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bill would give patients with terminal illnesses the choice to access experimental treatments that have been approved through Phase I – safety – of... Read more

  • Faso, Tonko, Upton, Sarbanes Introduce Bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Representatives John Faso (R-NY), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Fred Upton (R-MI) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) today introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) program. The legislation, H.R. 5899, will reauthorize the School-Based Health Centers program through 2023. The program’s statutory authorization expired in 2014. SBHCs primarily operate in underserved communities and play a crucial role in the provision of primary care services to school ch... Read more

  • Faso, Renacci, Welch Introduce Bill to Improve Opioid Alternatives Education for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-NY), Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH), and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced legislation, H.R. 5685 – the Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018, to improve efforts to educate seniors on opioid alternatives through the Medicare Part D program. Seniors are given an informational booklet entitled ‘Medicare & You’ prior to becoming Medicare-eligible that details the services available to them upon enrollment opening. Currently, the word “... Read more

  • Faso Joins Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Highlights Opioid Take Back Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that he joined the bipartisan Heroin Task Force, which jointly works on issues directly to the country’s heroin abuse epidemic. Opioids have largely been identified as ‘gateway drugs’ to heroin. “Fighting the opioid and heroin epidemics are bipartisan issues that require decisive and comprehensive solutions. I am committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to develop solutions to each element of the dru... Read more

  • Faso Leads Letter on Mental Health Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Representative John Faso (R-Kinderhook) led a bipartisan letter with Representatives Fred Upton (R-MI), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to leadership of the House Appropriations Committee urging the committee to prioritize funding for mental health programs authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act in the upcoming spending package. Due to the use of continuing resolutions, many of the programs included within the 21st Century Cures Act have yet to receive the... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Supports Measure to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers (SBHC)
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso announced co-sponsorship for a bill to reauthorize and make improvements to the School-Based Health Centers. The legislation, H.R. 1027 the Hallways to Health Act, creates a grant program to support school-based health centers in order to encourage children and their families to adopt healthy behaviors. “School-Based Health Centers are critically important providers of healthcare in Upstate New York,” said Faso. “These SBHCs primarily operate in underserv... 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

  • The Path Forward on CHIP
    Posted in Blog on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a critical tool for many New York families. This federal program provides health insurance funding for 350,000 children in our state through New York’s Child Health Plus Program. Over the past twenty years, the program has provided check-ups, prescriptions and hospital care to low- to moderate-income children. However, without Congressional action the program is projected to run out of funding in March, and this is unacceptable. This past Novembe... Read more

  • Faso Continues Push for Aggressive Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington DC – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging OMB to submit a comprehensive funding proposal to combat the opioid crisis. Additionally, Rep. Faso joined six of his colleagues in sending a letter to the leadership of four House of Representatives Committees calling for the committees to implement the legislative recommendations contained within the President’s Commission of Combating Drug Addiction and th... Read more

  • Faso Votes to Reauthorize Children's Health Funding, Protect Rural Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement following the House passage of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), H.R. 3922, the Community Health And Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation (CHAMPION) Act. Congressman Faso said, “It was critical that the House pass legislation to reauthorize CHIP before the funding runs out in the coming months, and this legislation not only does that, but makes other im... Read more

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