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September 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday evening the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) to secure the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) PreCheck Program and ensure the safety of the traveling public. Congressman John Katko chairs the House Homeland Security Committee Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, which has oversight of TSA.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement: 

“I strongly object to the action taken by members of the House Freedom Caucus to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  Removal of a high-ranking federal law enforcement official requires an extraordinary level of improper conduct, a high standard which most certainly has not been met.  I remain steadfast in my support for the Mueller investigation and believe it must continue to run its course without impediment.  

July 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement:

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday evening unanimously passed the bipartisan Transportation Worker Identification Credential Accountability Act of 2018, introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24).

The bill marks the 15th bipartisan measure Rep. Katko has passed through the House this term, and the 30th bill passed since he was sworn in to represent Central New York in Congress in 2015. 

June 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. House of Representatives this evening passed two bipartisan measures introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24).  H.R. 5081, the Surface Transportation and Technology Accountability Act, and H.R. 5730, the Transportation Security Technology Innovation Reform Act, both passed the House with unanimous bipartisan support.

June 21, 2018 Press Release
Bill Creates New Cyber Competition to Identify and Understand Election Interference Threats
May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement after President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal:

December 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a bipartisan vote today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, to ensure that the men and women of the U.S. Secret Service are paid for the overtime they work in 2017 and 2018.  Rep. Katko was joined by Rep.

November 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Transportation & Protective Security Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding today’s attack in Manhattan:

October 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - House Homeland Security Committee’s Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee Chairman John Katko (R-NY) led a bipartisan delegation of House lawmakers to Europe and the Middle East last week. Members examined airport security at last point of departure airports and discussed strategic and operational coordination with our foreign partners on counter-terrorism measures, including our partnerships to defeat ISIS and the ongoing refugee crisis, foreign fighter travel, and other national security issues.