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  • Rep. Faso’s Scaffold Law Legislation Advances Through Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) hailed the action taken by the House Committee on the Judiciary to approve H.R. 3808, the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Faso and other New York representatives, can now move to the House floor for consideration. H.R. 3808 would require any project financed with federal taxpayer dollars to utilize the same liability standard as every other state. Currently, New York State is the only state in the country to... Read more

  • Faso’s Scaffold Legislation Continues to Build Momentum
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. -- Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) announced that the House Committee on the Judiciary will be considering his legislation – H.R. 3808, the Infrastructure Expansion Act of 2017 – during a full committee markup on Tuesday, January 30th. Logistical details for the hearing are below. H.R. 3808 would allow any project financed with federal taxpayer dollars to utilize the same liability standard as every other state. Currently, New York state is the only state in the country to a... Read more

  • Faso Statement on State of the State Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released the following statement on Governor Cuomo's 'State of the State' Address: “Gov. Cuomo’s message ignores the reality that our residents are fleeing New York State in record numbers seeking lower taxes and better job opportunities. All of this was happening before federal tax reform. New York ranks 49th or 50th in being unfriendly to business development and Mr. Cuomo said nothing yesterday to fix this problem. Instead, he holds out ... Read more

  • Faso Releases Statement on Tax Reform Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement regarding the "The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." "Every worker, family, and small business owner knows our tax code does not work, is too complicated, and forces them to send more of their money to Albany and Washington, D.C. than they should. My goal for tax reform is to get our economy moving again, increase worker paychecks, incentivize small business investment and ensure New York families are better off... Read more

  • Faso Votes No on House Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released a statement following his vote against the House budget proposal, H.Con.Res.71, “Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027.” “I remain committed to the belief that we need comprehensive tax reform to benefit Upstate New York families and increase economic growth. We must provide middle class ... Read more

  • 75 Industry-Leading Organizations Write Congress in Support of Rep. Faso's Infrastructure Expansion Act
    Posted in Articles on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, industry leaders across New York State sent a resounding message to New York's Congressional delegation that they are ready for Scaffold Law reform, and want their representatives to support Congressman John Faso's (R-Kinderhook) Infrastructure Expansion Act. You can find the text of the letter below, and the signed copy of the letter here. For the legislative text of H.R. 3808, the Infrastructure Expansion Act, click here. October 10, 2017 Dear N... Read more

  • Faso Introduces Infrastructure Expansion Act to Expand Federal Infrastructure Funds in New York State
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    “As people and businesses flee our state it is hard to fathom why New York State would continue to impose these unnecessary liability insurance costs on our citizens. New York is the only state that imposes this costly mandate which continues to incentivize people, businesses and jobs to flee our state. New York State is plagued with an old and decaying public infrastructure and a property tax burden and business costs which makes New York the single worst state in the nation in which to do business. The Scaffold Law also drives up insurance costs for homeowners, raising the cost of a new, single-family home by between $5000 and $10000. This antiquated law greatly increases the costs of all public construction projects and has greatly limited the number of liability insurance carriers even willing to write insurance policies in our state. This law doesn’t even promote a safer workplace environment for construction workers, as our state is no safer for workers than the 49 other states which don’t have this liability statute. We can create more construction jobs and fund additional projects in New York if we aren’t wasting taxpayer dollars.” Read more

  • Reps. Faso and Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Veteran Farmers Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Veterans

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (NY-19) and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-2) today introduced bipartisan legislation called the Veterans and Beginning Farmers Assistance Act, which reauthorizes the Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas program (ATTRA). “The average age of a farmer is almost 60 years old while the post-9/11 veteran unemployment rate is at more than 4.5%.” said Congressman Faso. “This commonsense piece of legislation addresses these two problems and ensures ... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Praises Budget Committee Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs

    “The House Budget Committee has been working tirelessly to get a budget that gets Washington spending under control while providing the necessary support for critical domestic programs. This budget addresses the need for updates to much of our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, boosts our military, and rejects proposed drastic cuts to critical agencies like the EPA, NIH, and CDC” Read more

  • Congressman Faso Reacts to Announcement of Infrastructure Funding Grants Awarded to Stewart International Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation

    “Many people in the 19th District are served by Stewart International Airport, and these infrastructure improvements will not only account for much-needed updates to the airport, they will create an economic boon to the surrounding area” Read more

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