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  • Faso Calls on IRS to Preserve New York Conservation Easement Incentive
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined local conservation groups, including the Mohonk Preserve, in submitting comments to the IRS objecting to a proposed regulation that would discourage conservation easement donations from private landowners. In New York State, charitably-motivated private landowners, working with some 87 qualified nonprofit land trusts across the state, have permanently protected over 700,000 acres of land for public benefit using conservation easements... Read more

  • Faso-Sponsored Bill to Support FDR National Historic Site Approved by House Natural Resources Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), highlighted the approval of H.R. 5420, the FDR Historic Preservation Act by the House Natural Resources Committee. The legislation authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire the approximately 89 acres of land directly adjacent to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. The measure, which allows the use of donated funds to purchase the parcel, was approved with unanimous support and now awaits action before the wh... Read more

  • Faso Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Secure Funding for Delaware River Basin Restoration Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) joined twenty-four Representatives and Senators to send a bipartisan letter to the House and Senate Appropriation Subcommittees on Interior and Environment requesting $6 million for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program in the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act final conference agreement. The House-passed legislation included $6 million for the program, while the Senate version only provided $4 million. “Th... Read more

  • Faso Highlights Opening of Grant Application Process for Delaware Watershed Conservation Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted the opening of the grant process for the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund. The competitive grant program will provide funding for stakeholders committed to supporting the protection, restoration, and conservation of fish and wildlife habitats in the Delaware River Watershed. The watershed provides drinking water for over 15 million people in the region. “The Delaware River Basin is a critical natural resource for Upstat... Read more

  • Faso Votes for Appropriations Measure to Fund Environmental Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today voted in support of H.R. 6147, the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior and Environment, and Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bills. H.R. 6147 incorporates two appropriations bills into one package. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 217--199. “This legislation provides needed funding to protect and rehabilitate our environment, support small businesses, and strengthen law enforcement efforts to comb... Read more

  • Faso, Renacci, Welch Introduce Bill to Improve Opioid Alternatives Education for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-NY), Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH), and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced legislation, H.R. 5685 – the Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018, to improve efforts to educate seniors on opioid alternatives through the Medicare Part D program. Seniors are given an informational booklet entitled ‘Medicare & You’ prior to becoming Medicare-eligible that details the services available to them upon enrollment opening. Currently, the word “... Read more

  • Faso-Slaughter Bill to Honor Maurice Hinchey Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment, Veterans

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today highlighted House passage of a bill to rename the post office at 111 Market St, Saugerties, New York after late United States Representative Maurice Hinchey. The late-Rep. Louise Slaughter is an original co-sponsor and was the leading Democrat in the House advocating for the bill. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. Watch Congressman Faso’s floor speech during consideration of the bill here. Excerpt from Rep. Faso’s rema... Read more

  • Faso Earns Advocacy Award from Upper Delaware Council
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) earned the Advocacy Award from the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) at the UDC’s 30th Annual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 22nd. The award stems from Rep. Faso’s advocacy for UDC’s federal funding and support for the Delaware River Basin Restoration Program. “The Upper Delaware Council performs critical work to conserve and manage the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River,” said Faso. “I am thrilled to be able to work so closely with U... Read more

  • NY Officials Highlight Introduction of Legislation to Transfer Land to FDR National Historic Site
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Hyde Park, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-NY19), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro today highlighted an effort to authorize the acquisition of land by the National Park Service for addition to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Dutchess County. The National Park Service is permitted to own property that was part of the Roosevelt estate, but requires Congressional authorization to adjust t... Read more

  • Faso Introduces Resolution to Recognize Upper Delaware River
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, DC – Congressman John Faso (NY-19) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives today that recognizes and celebrates the natural resource value and growing economic importance of the Upper Delaware River. The resolution was introduced with the help and support of more than 100 Delaware River advocates representing the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) that traveled to Washington, DC to educate their congressional representatives about the importance of... Read more

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