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  • Faso Praises Veterans Bills Passed in Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Veterans

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today praised the U.S. Senate’s passage of two critical pieces of bipartisan veterans legislation that previously passed in the House. “Last night the Senate moved our nation’s veterans’ care a step in the right direction by passing the House-passed legislation, the Veterans Appeal Improvement and Modernization Act and the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act,” said Faso. “The first piece of legislation addresses the VA’s brok... Read more

  • July 24 - July 28, 2017
    Posted in Vote Explanations on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Debt and Deficits, Economy and Jobs, Environment, Veterans

    S.114 – A bill to authorize appropriations for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes, as amended S. 114 authorizes and appropriates an additional $2.1 billion to the Veterans Choice Fund, which provides for certain veterans to receive healthcare from participating providers in the private sector. I voted in favor of this bill, which passed the House unanimously. Roll call vote: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll438.xml H.R.3180 – Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 201... Read more

  • Faso Applauds Passage of Veterans Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    “Last night I was proud to support two pieces of essential legislation introduced by my New York colleagues, Rep. Elise Stefanik and Rep. Claudia Tenney, that will improve the lives of our nation’s servicemen and women. The Military Residency Choice Act, introduced by Rep. Stefanik, is commonsense legislation that enables spouses of active military men and women to use the address of their military spouse – something that is important for reasons of voting and taxation, and will ease the burden of frequent relocation that military families must deal with,” Faso said. “The Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act, offered by Rep. Tenney, turns a spotlight on senior officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify those who may have acted nefariously in terms of bonus pay.” Read more

  • June 12 - June 16, 2017
    Posted in Vote Explanations on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Veterans

    H.R.2581 - Verify First Act Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, from President Barack Obama to President Donald Trump, have stated that illegal immigrants should not have access to premium assistance or tax credits for health insurance. I have great sympathy for those who seek to better their lives, but if you chose to enter this country, it must be done legally. For this reason, I voted for the Verify First Act, to ensure that those receiving valuable premium support or health care tax cred... Read more

  • March 13-17, 2017
    Posted in Vote Explanations on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    H.R. 1181 H.R. 1181, the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act, guarantees that our nation’s veterans are not denied their constitutional rights. Currently the information of an individual who is appointed fiduciary advisor by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is sent along to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Under this system, those veterans who do not manager their own benefits are denied their second amendment rights. H.R. 1181 prohibits the VA from shari... Read more

  • WINGMAN Act Helps Our Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 512, the WINGMAN Act: “Our veterans deserve reliable access to resources and the best care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As an original cosponsor of the WINGMAN Act, I am proud to support legislation that will greatly help streamline the claims process between our constituents and the VA. When our country needed these brave men and women, they answered the call and did no... Read more

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