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September 30, 2020 Press Release

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $1,239,000 in federal funds will be distributed to Empower Federal Credit Union, Home Headquarters Inc., and Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union. In Central New York, these organizations play a critical role in serving communities that often lack access to affordable financial services.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that Catholic Charities of Onondaga County has received $72,000 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service.

The award will be used to expand the Catholic Charities of Onondaga County’s Senior Corps program. This program empowers Central New Yorkers 55 years and older to commit time to addressing critical community needs including academic tutoring and mentoring, elderly care, disaster relief support, and more.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John  Katko (R, NY-24) and Kathleen Rice (D, NY-4) today led efforts urging House and Senate leadership to take bipartisan and bicameral action to address the multiemployer pension crisis facing individuals in New York State and across the country.

February 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), today introduced the Safer Harbors for Our Recreation Economy (SHORE) Act. This bipartisan legislation prioritizes water infrastructure projects across Lake Ontario by requiring the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to account for recreation-based considerations in cost-benefit analysis procedures for harbor maintenance projects.  In Central New York, this would include projects in Little Sodus Bay, Fair Haven, and the Port of Oswego.

February 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorow evening, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) will be joined for the President’s State of the Union address by Mary Nelson, President and CEO of Mary Nelson’s Youth Center in Syracuse and founder of the annual Youth Day BBQ and Backpack Giveaway.

Syracuse has the nation's highest concentrated poverty among blacks and Hispanics, and about half of the city's children live in poverty.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement on the President signing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (USMCA) into law.

December 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, with the support of U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act. 

December 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that, following his advocacy, Wayne County has been added to a list of counties in New York State eligible for Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funding opportunities. The designation was included in the text of the bicameral Farm Bill released today.

October 10, 2018 Press Release

Syracuse, New York — Yesterday evening, bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. John Katko, the Fort Ontario Study Act, was signed into law by President Donald Trump.

September 21, 2018 Press Release

OSWEGO, NEW YORK – Standing this morning at Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, U.S. Rep. John Katko was joined by Oswego County advocates, elected officials, educators, students, and community members in celebrating passage of the Fort Ontario Study Act by both Houses of Congress.