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October 6, 2020 Press Release

SYRACUSE, NY — U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today announced the introduction of the Promoting Careers in Aviation for America’s Veterans Act of 2020. Inspired by William Becker, a Baldwinsville resident and Korean War Veteran, this bipartisan legislation would provide relief to veterans who were retroactively denied tax benefits and forced to pay back taxes as a result of changing guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Rep. Katko was joined by U.S. Rep.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) re-introduced the Lawrence J. Hackett Jr. Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Fairness Act. Named in honor of Sergeant Lawrence Hackett, who lost his battle with Agent Orange related cancer in 2006, this act will create a task force to explore ways to financially and medically provide for veterans who have been exposed to Agent Orange. 

August 16, 2018 Press Release

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that he will host a public forum this month focused on assisting veterans in Wayne County.  The event will be held Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at the Wayne County Public Safety Building.    

Like past community forums, Rep. Katko will be joined for the event by a panel of local experts to help answer questions and foster an informative discussion.

December 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Katko (R-NY) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Education Assistance to Realign New Eligibilities for Dependents (EARNED) Act, bipartisan legislation that would add an additional category of servicemembers eligible to transfer entitlement to post-9/11 educational assistance.

May 30, 2017 Press Release

SOLVAY, NEW YORK – In a ceremony this afternoon at Solvay Public Library, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) presented medals long overdue to four Central New York veterans.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman John Katko (NY-24) joined Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) to invite the Secretary of the United States Air Force, Heather Wilson, to Central New York to tour the Air Force assets the 22nd and 24th Congressional Districts. In a letter to the newly confirmed Air Force Secretary, Tenney and Katko detailed the importance of the region’s Air Force assets and the value these installations provide to our national security.

March 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding the announced retirement of Syracuse VA Medical Director James Cody:

June 13, 2016 Press Release
72 Years after Taken Prisoner of War, Fay C. Bailey Awarded Medal Due
January 28, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Posthumously Honors Central New York Veteran
December 18, 2015 Press Release


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement on the bipartisan passage of the FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill, as well as a tax package, which passed the House this week with his support.