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  • Congressman Faso Issues Statement on Upcoming New York PSC Review
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement regarding the upcoming session of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to review the joint petition filed by telecommunications companies Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc (CCH) and FairPoint Communications, Inc. (FCI) for approval of the CCH plan to acquire FCI in New York: “I’m encouraged to see that the New York State Public Service Commission has announced it is reviewing the joint applicat... Read more

  • Faso-Sponsored Bill to Support Hydroelectric Power Passes House in Bipartisan Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the passage of H.R. 2292, legislation to allow the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend the construction license for the Cannonsville, Delaware County hydroelectric project for as many as eight additional years. FERC provided the original, two-year license for the project in 2014. The license extension is necessary to prepare the construction site at the Cannonsville Dam in an environmentally sensitive manne... Read more

  • June 5 - June 9, 2017
    Posted in Vote Explanations on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Immigration

    H.R.2213 - Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 This bill allows Customs and Border Protection to waive their required pre-employment polygraph exam for candidates who have served in law enforcement and previously passed polygraphs, federal law enforcement officers with three years’ experience, and those who have served in the armed forces for at least three years. As CBP is currently understaffed below its Congressional mandated levels, I voted in favor of this bill which aims to... Read more

  • Faso Supports Pro-Growth Financial CHOICE Act, House Passes Dodd-Frank Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted to approve the Financial Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act (H.R. 10). The legislation passed the House by a vote of 233 to 186. CHOICE would end Dodd-Frank’s too-big-to-fail bailouts for financial firms and creditors, deliver stronger consumer-fraud protections for all Americans, and provide much-needed regulatory relief to community banks and other small financial institutions... Read more

  • Congressman Faso Issues Statement on Paris Agreement Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today released the following statement in response to the administration’s decision to pursue withdrawal proceedings from the Paris COP21 agreement: “As a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, I support US efforts to continue promotion of innovative clean-energy solutions which will mitigate the effects of man-made climate change. As such, I believe the withdrawal of the US from the agreement is ill-advised. However, the non-bi... Read more

  • Faso Bill Language Would Halt Hudson River Anchorage Process, Require Report to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced the inclusion of language added at his request to H.R. 2518, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, that would protect the public health and public safety of Hudson River communities by prohibiting proposed Yonkers-to-Kingston barge anchorages for up to one year while Congress assesses environmental and other impacts. The last reauthorization for the Coast Guard’s major funding bill was passed in 2015 and is set to expi... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Issues Statement on President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today issued the following statement on the Administration's budget request for the 2018 fiscal year: “President Trump’s 2018 budget plan makes some notable, and welcome, recommendations such as balancing the budget in 10 years and boosting our national defense readiness. Deep cuts to domestic programs, however, would threaten Upstate New Yorkers at a time when a still-struggling regional economy and fragile jobs market have left many fami... 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

  • 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

  • Rep. Faso Answers Additional Questions from Teletown Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: ACA, Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Click image above to watch video Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today took time to answer additional questions from participants in last night’s teletown hall. Participants who were unable to ask Congressman Faso their question live were encouraged to leave a voicemail at event’s end. Faso’s responses to some of the questions have been posted to his YouTube page here. Read more

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