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  • 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

  • Faso, New York Delegation Tell Treasury Secretary to Protect Key Tax Provision
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John J. Faso (R-Kinderhook), along with Reps. Donovan, Katko, King, Stefanik, Tenney, and Zeldin, of the New York Congressional Delegation, recently sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in support of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction, which allows taxpayers to deduct state and local tax payments from federal taxable income. “Upstate New Yorkers are already saddled with some of the highest tax rates in the country across the board, and they flat-... Read more

  • June 19 - June 23, 2017
    Posted in Vote Explanations on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Environment

    H.R. 1873 – Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act Under current Federal law, it can take an extended period of time for utilities to receive the appropriate authorization to clear brush and trees from transmission right of ways. As a result, transmission right of ways are at a higher risk of fire because of overgrown vegetation. This bill changes federal law to help standardize and streamline the approval process to allow utilities to better manage the areas around their transmission... Read more

  • 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

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