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  • Faso Helps Lead Bipartisan Effort for More Mental Health Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter to Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) and Ranking Member Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Service, Education, and Related Agencies applauding the bipartisan effort to address the mental health crisis in our country. In the letter, also signed by Reps. John Delaney (D-MD), Jose Serrano (D-NY), and Chris Stewart (R-UT), the Congressmen request additional funding in this year’s... Read more

  • Following CDC Report Showing Record Opioid Overdose Deaths, Rep. Faso Calls on Senate to Pass STOP Act
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Opioids

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today called on the United States Senate to pass H.R. 6, which includes two pieces of legislation that Rep. Faso has been a leading advocate for – the STOP Act and the Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act. The STOP Act passed the House of Representatives in June. Rep. Faso was the primary sponsor of the original legislation, which was then negotiated into a compromise by members of both parties and both chambers of Congress. A new report from... Read more

  • Faso Hosts Opioid Forum in Dutchess County
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) hosted an opioid forum in Dutchess Co. at the Beekman Town Hall last night to connect local residents with experts in the field. The forum featured presentations from CVS Pharmacy as part of their ‘Pharmacists Teach Program’; Randi Kelder from Raising Your Awareness About Narcotics (R.Y.A.N.); and Meghan Hetfield from the Council on Addiction, Prevention & Education (CAPE). “Nearly everywhere I go in Upstate New York, I’ve met a someone who ... Read more

  • Faso Applauds Passage of Opioid Bill to Help Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington D.C. – Representatives John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today applauded the passage of H.R. 5685, the Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018 by voice vote. This bill will improve efforts to educate seniors on alternatives to traditional opioid pain medication 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 opening of enrollment. Currently, the wo... Read more

  • Faso Meets with Upstate New York Restaurant Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy and Jobs, Immigration

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) yesterday participated in a roundtable discussion with owners of numerous Upstate restaurants and a representative of the New York State Restaurant Association to discuss federal issues that affect the restaurant industry. The conversation centered around healthcare and immigration, which are prevailing concerns for area restaurants. “As one of the largest private sector employers in the state, it is always a pleasure meeting with local rest... Read more

  • 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

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