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March 19, 2020 Press Release

SYRACUSE, NY— Following a recent cyberattack on the U.S. Health and Human Services Department and amidst a growing number of cyber scams aimed at exploiting charitable giving during the Coronavirus pandemic, today U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member on the House Homeland Security Committee’s Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Innovation Subcommittee issued a guide aimed at providing individuals and businesses in Central New York with best practices for staying safe and protecting themselves against cyberattacks and cyber scams.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— The House Homeland Security Committee today advanced legislation authored by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Innovation Subcommittee.  The bipartisan CISA Director Reform Act aims to improve operations and efficiency at the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which is charged with protecting our nation from cyber threats.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced the passage of bipartisan counterterrorism legislation he authored, H.R. 769, the Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2019. This legislation ensures that the Department of Homeland Security coordinates all of its counterterrorism efforts to limit duplication, inefficiency, and waste.

This is the first measure Rep. Katko has passed in the new, Democrat-controlled House. The measure previously passed during the 114th and 115th Congresses.

January 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) was this afternoon named Ranking Member on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation.

January 22, 2019 Press Release

Katko, Brindisi Say Members of Both Parties Must Find a Bipartisan Compromise to Reopening the Government

Katko, Brindisi Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Pay Transportation Security Officers During Shutdown

Continued Shutdown Could Cause More Flight Delays, Put Our National Security at Risk

January 4, 2019 Press Release

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

“I made a promise when I first ran for office that I would never vote to shut down the government or to continue a government shutdown.  I kept that promise. I voted yesterday evening in support of legislation before the House to re-open the government and restore funding to critical government programming like VAWA.

November 5, 2018 Press Release

Syracuse, New York — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh today announced the City of Syracuse has been awarded nearly $300,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for Body-Worn Cameras for the City of Syracuse Police Department.  Congressman Katko supported the application for funding submitted by the City of Syracuse.

October 24, 2018 Press Release
Syracuse, New York U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today issued the following statement: