Press Releases

September 17, 2021

WASHINGTON— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today introduced the COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gold Medal Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the developers of the COVID-19 vaccines, including researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Rep. Katko introduced the bill alongside U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D, IL- 01). Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roy Blunt (R-MO)
 

September 13, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $5,657,067 in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be distributed to eleven fire departments across Central New York to hire additional local firefighters and for firefighter safety training and equipment. The departments receiving these funds are the City of Syracuse, City of Auburn, Village of Fayetteville, South Onondaga Fire Department Inc. in Nedrow, Owasco Fire Department in Auburn, Lakeside Fire District in Syracuse, Springport Fire District in Union Springs, the City of Fulton, the Scriba Volunteer Firefighter Corporation in Oswego, the Volney Volunteer fire Corp.

September 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today cosponsored legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan last week. This bill was introduced by U.S. Rep. Lisa McClain (MI-10) and cosponsored by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

September 2, 2021

Katko: Extending the Public Comment Period Ensures All Voices Will Be Heard

September 1, 2021

OSWEGO, NY— Standing at Fort Ontario with Oswego County advocates and elected officials, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today encouraged Central New Yorkers to participate in the public comment period for the National Park Service’s (NPS) Fort Ontario Study. This study is evaluating Fort Ontario’s national significance as well as its suitability to be a part of the National Park system. The study was authorized by Katko-authored legislation that was signed into law in 2018.

September 1, 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, joined Mornings With Maria on Fox Business to discuss how the homeland has been made less safe by President Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. 
 
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August 27, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY  As the public comment period for the I-81 Viaduct Project nears its conclusion on September 14, 2021, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today sent a letter to New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Marie Dominguez and Acting Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Stephanie Pollack requesting an extension of the public comment period to ensure all Central New Yorkers can review details of the plan and have their voices heard.

August 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), top Republican on the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan:

August 17, 2021

WASHINGTON— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement on President Biden's address to the nation on the failure of his U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan resulting in the collapse of the country into Taliban control. 
 

August 13, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Armed Services issued the following statement on the threat that the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan will have on U.S. homeland security.

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