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  • House Passes Bipartisan VA Improvement Package to Continue Overhaul of Veterans’ Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement highlighting the House-passage of S. 2372 – VA Mission Act. “Last night, the House overwhelmingly passed, with my support, a bill to further overhaul veterans’ health care services within the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said Faso. “This is an important step in restoring trust in the VA and improving care for our veterans. Our veterans have earned quality healthcare and access to robust benefits to help them succeed ... Read more

  • Blue Water Navy Legislation Clears Hurdle Towards House Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) highlighted committee passage of H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. This is the first time Blue Water Navy legislation has passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. H.R. 299 has 329 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and passed through the committee unanimously. “This is just the beginning for our Blue Water Navy veterans as there is still more to come. On behalf of our Blue Water Navy veterans, thank you to Representa... 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

  • Rep. Faso Announces Veterans Resource Fairs Across District
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Kingston, NY – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) will be hosting three additional Veterans Resource Fairs in the coming weeks. The resource fairs are designed to bring together numerous Veterans service organizations, including private and governmental agencies, into one place. "Unfortunately, many veterans have a difficult time getting access to the benefits that they have earned from serving their nation," said Rep. Faso. "The purpose of these fairs is to create a one-stop shop for whatever... Read more

  • Faso Supports Increased Accountability Measures at the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington DC – Today, Rep. John Faso voted to increase accountability measures at the VA by supporting the bipartisan Enhancing Veteran Care Act. The proposal would allow for Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) directors to contract with accredited third-party organizations to investigate their healthcare facilities. “Our veterans deserve high-quality care from experienced and caring professionals,” said Faso. “These are benefits that they have earned through their service and sacrifice ... Read more

  • Faso Joins Columbia County Honor A Vet Ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Kinderhook, NY - Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today participated in a Columbia County Honor a Vet ceremony in Hudson. The event honored the life of Thomas Bower Sr of Germantown. Mr. Bower was a U.S. Army vet who for his service was awarded the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Thomas passed away in November 2016. Congressman Faso said, "It's an honor to get to work with the families of veterans and organizations like Columbia County Honor a Vet, to ensure that our veter... Read more

  • Reps. Faso and Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Veteran Farmers Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Veterans

    Kinderhook, NY – Congressman John Faso (NY-19) and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-2) today introduced bipartisan legislation called the Veterans and Beginning Farmers Assistance Act, which reauthorizes the Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas program (ATTRA). “The average age of a farmer is almost 60 years old while the post-9/11 veteran unemployment rate is at more than 4.5%.” said Congressman Faso. “This commonsense piece of legislation addresses these two problems and ensures ... Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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