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  • 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

  • Faso Votes to Repeal Controversial IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement on the House passage of bipartisan legislation to repeal the Independent Patient Advisory Board (IPAB). Congressman Faso said, “Ushered in with the Affordable Care Act, IPAB is a misguided concept that would ultimately serve to ration healthcare to our seniors. Handing over seniors’ healthcare options to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats in a closed off room is unacceptable, and 19th District seniors deserve ... Read more

  • Faso Supports Declaration of Opioid Crisis as a Public Health Emergency
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to declare our nation’s opioid crisis a "Public Health Emergency." Congressman Faso said, “Opioid abuse is a genuine epidemic, and I am pleased that the President made this important distinction. It is a national crisis that is has impacted Upstate New York families particularly hard, and I have spoken with too many individuals around my district that can tell a stor... Read more

  • Faso Lauds Funding Award to Catskill Regional Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    “It is great news to hear that Catskill Regional Medical Center will receive funding to address the critical need to upgrade its generator. Upon taking office and after meeting with hospital officials I prodded state and federal officials to cut the red tape and finally award this essential funding. We cannot afford for our rural hospitals to be stranded without power because of a hurricane, a winter storm or any another emergency. A hospital’s life-saving medical equipment is dependent on electricity, and it is critical that our rural hospitals have capable generators.” Read more

  • Congressman Faso Joins Problem Solvers Caucus Colleagues, Senators, in Late Night Bipartisan, Bicameral Meeting to Avert September Crises
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Debt and Deficits, Tax Reform

    “Our work on this caucus is a much-needed breath of fresh air from all of the partisan politics consuming Washington. After meeting with a bipartisan group of Senators last night I am optimistic that there is the will to find a bipartisan fix to our healthcare system, and to find common ground regarding other areas of government in need of reform. Our nation’s healthcare system is incredibly complex, and as we continue to debate systemic changes it is critical that Upstate New Yorkers aren’t left at risk. This understates the importance of these incremental bipartisan solutions and the work of this caucus.” Read more

  • Faso Praises Veterans Bills Passed in Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Veterans

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today praised the U.S. Senate’s passage of two critical pieces of bipartisan veterans legislation that previously passed in the House. “Last night the Senate moved our nation’s veterans’ care a step in the right direction by passing the House-passed legislation, the Veterans Appeal Improvement and Modernization Act and the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act,” said Faso. “The first piece of legislation addresses the VA’s brok... Read more

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