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  • Faso Sends Letter to New York City DEP on Reservoir Release Schedule Before Arrival of Hurricane Florence
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook), yesterday sent a letter to NYCDEP Deputy Commissioner Paul Rush inquiring about the preparedness of the Department to address reservoir levels prior to the possible arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Florence. With above average rainfall for the last several months, New York City’s water supply system is currently at 92.5% of capacity, well above the normal level of 76.8% for this time of year. “New York City utilizes some of the most te... Read more

  • Six NY Representatives Send Letter Asking for End to Road Signs that Could Cost the State $14 million in Federal Highway Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington D.C. –Representatives John Faso (R-NY), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chris Collins (R-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), and John Katko (R-NY) sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him what steps are being taken to end the use of highway signs deemed illegal by the Federal Department of Transportation. The upcoming end of the fiscal year on September 30th requires action soon to avoid forfeiting $14 million in badly needed federal funds. Excerpt from the letter: “Since the... Read more

  • 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 Urges Leadership to Tackle Infrastructure Needs, Prioritize Significant Investment Package
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) urged Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to prioritize a significant legislative package that invests in America’s crumbling infrastructure. The effort comes in a bipartisan letter sent to House leadership. Decades of neglect towards infrastructure investment has hurt families and businesses in every region across the country. The bipartisan letter featured 86 signers and was also sent to the leadership of the House Committee... Read more

  • Rep. Faso and Problem Solvers Caucus Reveal Transportation and Infrastructure Investment Outline
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today joined his colleagues of the Transportation and Infrastructure Working Group of the Problem Solvers Caucus in unveiling their plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure. “America’s infrastructure is in desperate need for fresh investment. Our roads and bridges are crumbling, while rural communities remain underserved by broadband services, said Faso. “This plan is a common-sense approach to one of our nation’s most immediate problems. I ... Read more

  • Faso Announces Funding to Kingston-Ulster Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    “It’s a pleasure to congratulate Kingston-Ulster Airport, and the people of the local community, on the award of this significant FAA grant. It goes without saying that we are subject to some snowy winters in Upstate New York, and the funding to Kingston-Ulster Airport means critical resources will be available to them to acquire the proper equipment to effectively remove snow from runways, ensuring planes can safely take off and land at the airport.” Read more

  • Faso Announces Grant Award to Local Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today announced a grant award from the Department of Transportation to Sullivan County International Airport. “I am happy that Sullivan County International Airport will receive these much-needed resources. These funds will be used to upgrade aged taxiway lighting systems, enhance aircraft visual guidance, and improve safety. I am proud to advocate for our local airports so that they can maintain the highest level of safety and continue to ef... 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

  • 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 Named Vice Chairman of Transportation Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement on his recent appointment as Vice Chairman of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials: “I’m honored to serve as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee alongside Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-California). This subcommittee will discuss many issues of great importance to the 19th District, namely our rail system and energy infrastructure. I look forward... Read more

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