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  • Faso Nominees Named to Tick-Borne Disease Working Group
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    Kinderhook, NY - Today, Congressman John Faso (NY-19) announced that Dr. Richard Horowitz, M.D., a resident of Hyde Park in Dutchess County, and Ms. Patricia V. Smith were named to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) new Tick-Borne Disease Working Group. Congressman Faso had recommended these individuals as experts to be included on the working group in February 2017 to the HHS Secretary. “As the rate of tick-borne related illnesses continues to grow, we must improve the feder... Read more

  • Faso Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Raise Awareness and Research Funding to Combat Lyme Disease
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    “Lyme Disease is a scourge that Upstate families know all too well. This debilitating disease stays with its victims for years, and results in immense emotional and financial hardship. Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses are growing rapidly, and it is critically important that as a society we do what we can to educate the public on this epidemic so our communities and families can take the necessary steps to comprehensively address this issue. The Lyme Disease Research Stamp Act is important because it will help raise awareness and money to support comprehensive research efforts to combat and prevent these devastating diseases.” Read more

  • Faso and Bipartisan Coalition Lay Out Lyme Disease Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Lyme Disease

    “Upstate individuals and families are unfortunately very familiar with the perils of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease. This is why I have made it a priority in Congress to advance efforts to improve research and awareness to ultimately prevent future cases and mitigate the harmful effects of the disease. There is concern, however, that it can be difficult to enumerate the progress we are making through some of these efforts. The letter sent by myself and my colleagues outlines specific objectives and indicators to track our progress, and make informed decisions when considering funding for certain programs in the CDC.” 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

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