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  • Congressman Faso Announces $400,000 in Brownfields Cleanup Grants to Local Governments
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced that two local governments in the 19th Congressional District have been awarded $400,000 in grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for brownfield site revitalization. Sullivan County and the Village of Valley Falls (Rensselaer County) will each receive $200,000 in competitive grants to help them redevelop vacant and unused properties. “These grants will allow Sullivan County and Valley Falls to make innovative... 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 Calls for Continued Negotiations Toward Finalized FFMP
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) recently sent a letter to Delaware River Decree Party Members on the recent breakdown of negotiations on a finalized long-term Flexible Flow Management Plan (FFMP) for the waterway. The letter stressed positive reforms to benefit communities in the Upper Delaware River region and the need to avoid the reduced water releases which would occur if a deal is not struck by the May 31 deadline. To watch, click image above or click here. Transcrip... Read more

  • Delaney, Faso Introduce Bipartisan Climate Solutions Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) and Congressman John J. Faso (NY-19) have introduced bipartisan legislation to address climate change and initiate a bipartisan solution to the environmental crisis of our time. The Climate Solutions Commission Act creates a bipartisan National Climate Solutions Commission to undertake a thorough review of economically viable public and private actions or policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The National Climate Solutions Commission is required to give ... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Achieves Legislative Victories for Constituents in Bipartisan Appropriations Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Debt and Deficits, Education, Environment, Immigration, Transportation, Lyme Disease

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced programs that will greatly benefit from the recent bipartisan agreement that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. “This bipartisan agreement avoids a government shutdown and includes an array of legislative victories for the 19th District,” said Congressman Faso. Bolsters Funds to Provide Raises to Members of Our Armed Forces The bill includes a defense increase of $19.9 billion when compared to 2... Read more

  • Faso Joins Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) has joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, which educates members of the House on economically viable options to reduce climate risk and policies that address the causes and effects of climate change. “I am pleased to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus and I look forward to working with my colleagues to address the impacts of climate change. It’s critical that we work together and provide smart solutions that will conserv... Read more

  • Rep. Faso Cosponsors Resolution to Combat Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today joined 16 Republican members of the House to introduce a resolution that calls for using American innovation to preserve and protect our environment. “This resolution addresses the real impacts of man-made climate change and emphasizes the need to develop and create jobs with the goal of protecting our environment,” said Congressman John Faso. “It’s critical that we work together to develop smart solutions that will conserve our natur... Read more

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

  • Faso Answers Questions and Concerns in Teletown Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Economy and Jobs, Environment

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement after his hourlong teletown hall this evening: “Tonight I contacted 20,000 residents in the 19th District and heard from them on various topics of concern, from property taxes to healthcare to our environment. I appreciate everyone who called in to listen and participate in a thoughtful discussion on issues that matter most to our community.” Teletown Hall Stats 20,000 calls made Top topics: Healthcare reform... Read more

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