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  • Faso, New York Congressional Delegation Dismiss Cuomo’s Baseless Claims
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA, Tax Reform

    "Rather than petulantly threatening to raise taxes on overburdened New Yorkers, Mr. Cuomo should instead cut waste in his own $160 billion budget. High among these items are hundreds of millions each year doled out in special interest favors and side deals to favored groups. Medicaid is intended to help the disabled, the poor and the elderly, but in Cuomo’s New York fully one-third of our population is on this system. Cuomo is driving people from Upstate New York because of high taxes. Instead of supporting our efforts he threatens additional tax increases because he can’t bring his own budget under control. Cuomo spends more on Medicaid than Texas and Florida combined and those states have more than twice New York’s population. Our amendment finally fixes Albany’s 50-year-old mistake of imposing part of these costs on property taxpayers." Read more

  • Faso-Collins Language to Cut New York Property Taxes Included in Senate Health Bill Draft
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA, Tax Reform

    “For decades, Albany’s Medicaid mandate and resulting property taxes have burdened New Yorkers unlike in any other state. What we’ve got to show for this scheme is people fleeing our state in droves, businesses relocating, and crushing and often unpayable bills for those who stay behind” Read more

  • It's Time to Set the Record Straight on the AHCA
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    It's time to set the record straight on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). From the start of this process, I have stated that the responsible path forward includes keeping what works in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and fixing what doesn't. The ACA is collapsing. Premiums rose an average of 25 percent this year for patients on the healthcare exchanges. Deductibles will average more than $6,000 in 2017 for those in the ACA's lowest-priced plans. A total of 4.7 million Americans have been kicked... Read more

  • May 1 - May 5, 2017
    Posted in Vote Explanations on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA, Economy and Jobs

    H.R. 1180 – Working Families Flexibility Act The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) established the foundation for workplace standards such as minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. The FLSA directs that employees who are covered by the act must be compensated one and one half times the employees regular rate of hourly pay for any time worked beyond the standard 40 hour workweek. For private sector employees, this pay can only be received in the form of cash wages. However, state and ... Read more

  • Congressman John Faso Issues Statement on AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement: “After careful review of the changes to the American Health Care Act, I believe that this legislation addresses my concerns and I will support the AHCA as amended.” ### Read more

  • Congressman John Faso Issues Statement on Passage of AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement after passage of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628): “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has failed in its promises to the American people. From the start of this process, I have stated that the responsible path forward includes keeping what works and fixing what doesn’t. The ACA as it stands now will collapse under its own weight if nothing is done, imperiling millions of Americans through higher premi... Read more

  • Faso and Collins Respond to Cuomo
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (NY-19) and Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today issued the following statements in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s claims against the American Health Care Act: “There he goes again. Mr. Cuomo continues to mislead on the legislation to relieve property taxpayers of this Medicaid burden. He uses fake numbers in an effort to scare hospitals and health providers as to 'cuts' in Medicaid spending, when Albany could achieve savings by reducing other spe... Read more

  • April 3-7, 2017
    Posted in Vote Explanations on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA, Economy and Jobs

    H.R. 1219 – Supporting America’s Innovators Act of 2017 Small businesses and start-ups are essential to our entrepreneurial culture. These companies provide jobs and economic growth throughout the United States, especially in Upstate New York. It is our responsibility to encourage an economic environment that allows these entrepreneurs the opportunity to succeed in their ventures. Access to capital is one of the most important elements in operating, expanding and starting a business. For this re... Read more

  • Statement from Congressman John J. Faso on the AHCA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement after the decision to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from floor consideration: “Since the start of this process, I have said that we must keep what works in the current healthcare system and fix what doesn’t. Pulling the legislation from the floor reveals that there is no Republican consensus on replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As such, it is incumbent upon those of us in Congress ... Read more

  • March 20-24, 2017
    Posted in Vote Explanations on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA

    H.R. 372 – Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 Congress holds the power to regulate insurance under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. In 1945, Congress used this power to limit the scope of antitrust laws to exempt health insurance issuers and preserve the state authority on insurance. By allowing insurers to play by their own rules, we open up the insurance market for increased premiums and decreased choice. I voted in favor of H.R. 372 which levels the playing field, applyin... Read more

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