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  • Faso Supports, House Passes WRDA Infrastructure Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Transportation

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) last night supported H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act on the House floor. H.R. 8 passed the House by a vote of 408—2. Previously, the bill was unanimously approved by members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure during initial consideration. H.R. 8 is an infrastructure bill considered every two years that authorizes investments in our Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem... 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 Statement on New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued a statement following the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will place new steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union: “These tariffs are going to hurt small manufacturers and their workers by raising the cost of their goods. I’ve visited numerous businesses across the district that make products such as aluminum window frames, aerospace components, outdoor furniture parts, and specialt... Read more

  • Faso Calls on USDA to Ensure Fair Treatment for American Loggers in Dispute with China
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today joined an effort urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to prioritize a fair resolution during trade negotiations for American loggers in a regulatory dispute with China. The Chinese government recently decided to impose regulatory changes for the import of American logs into China with no advanced notice. Excerpt from the letter: On April 27th, the Chinese government announced a change in the enforcement o... Read more

  • Faso Supports Local Small Businesses, Regulatory Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in favor of legislation to help ensure that consumers have access to affordable credit to purchase automobiles. The reversal of a CFPB-issued guidance today will maintain auto dealers’ ability to discount credit, which is necessary for giving dealers the flexibility to meet consumers’ needs and to run a thriving business. Today’s use of the Congressional Review Act reverses a unilateral regulatory action taken by the CFPB that at... Read more

  • Faso Legislation Would Assist Local Flood Victims
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-NY) today announced the introduction of H.R. 5618, The Flooded Homeowner Financial Relief Act of 2018. This legislation will provide regulatory relief for homeowners who face onerous and unnecessary flood insurance premiums on homes that the government has already agreed to acquire. Further background is at the bottom of this release. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) is the Democratic co-lead of the legislation. Homeowners of the Village of Sidney in... Read more

  • 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

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