Press Releases

October 9, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Superintendent of Schools for the Sodus Central School District, Nelson Kise, announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded $2.5 million to the Sodus Central School District along with Lyons, Newark, North-Rose Wolcott, and Clyde-Savannah School Districts over the next five years to bolster on-site mental health services with an emphasis on prevention as part of the Mental Health Service Professionals Demonstration Program.

October 7, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Onondaga County Sheriff Gene Conway today announced that the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded nearly $250,000 in federal funding by the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program.  Last year, Rep. Katko and Sheriff Conway urged support for this type of funding to bolster school safety and keep children safe following the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida.

October 3, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced today that, with his advocacy, Wayne County Water and Sewer has been awarded $500,000 in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funding to support water infrastructure improvements.  This is the second NBRC grant Wayne County has received in 2019, since Rep. Katko last year advocated for Wayne County to be added to a list of counties in New York State eligible for NBRC funding opportunities.

October 2, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon today announced $4,000,000 in new federal dollars for the Onondaga County Department of Children and Family Services over the next four years.  The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and will allow Onondaga County to better support high-risk youth and expand mental health services.

September 30, 2019

EAST SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Standing today at Contact Community Services, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced a bipartisan initiative to bolster aid for suicide crisis centers.

September 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C— Despite the ongoing hyperpartisanship in Washington, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) is continuing to work across party lines to legislate, today announcing passage of H.R. 3675, the Trusted Traveler Reconsideration and Restoration Act of 2019 — bipartisan legislation he authored to help cut through bureaucratic multi-agency processes while keeping travel safe.

September 20, 2019
Award Follows HUD Secretary Ben Carson Visit to Syracuse in June

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK –  U.S. Rep. John Kakto (NY-24) this afternoon applauded the award of $5.6 million in federal funding to Onondaga County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for lead remediation.   This award follows a June visit to Syracuse by HUD Secretary Ben Carson for a roundtable discussion on lead paint remediation hosted by Rep. Katko.

September 18, 2019
NDAA Critical to Supporting Fort Drum, 174th Attack Wing, and Central New York’s Defense Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) was yesterday evening named by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve as a conferee as the House and Senate work to build consensus on a bipartisan, bicameral Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

September 16, 2019
Following Spring and Summer of High Water Levels, Rep. Katko Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Address Disaster Relief Going Forward

SODUS POINT, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) was today joined by Pete Gaynor, Acting Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to view damage along the Lake Ontario shoreline.  Rep. Katko and Acting Administrator Gaynor also participated in a discussion with state and local officials, as well as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on the impact of flooding locally.

September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives John Katko (NY-24) and Don Beyer (D-VA) the co-chairs of the House Suicide Prevention Task Force, and Grace Napolitano (D-CA), founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus today introduced the Barriers To Suicide Act. The bipartisan legislation would create grants for state and local governments to fund nets and barriers on bridges, which have been shown to reduce suicide.