Press Releases

June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released a bipartisan proposal, endorsed by the Problem Solvers Caucus, outlining policies to modernize American infrastructure. Rep. Katko serves as the chair of the Infrastructure Working Group within the Problem Solvers Caucus. 

June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives passed the DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act this evening, bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman John Katko (NY-24). This measure is aimed at modernizing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operations overseas and improving coordination with foreign partners and other federal agencies.

This legislation requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide regular briefings to Congress regarding the deployment and operations of DHS personnel overseas. Additionally, this bill would require DHS to develop and implement a strategy for improving counterterrorism operations overseas.

June 7, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, the United States Department of Transportation announced two grants awarded to Oswego County Airport and Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Oswego County Airport will receive $1,404,000 for apron rehabilitation and Syracuse Hancock International Airport will receive $8,100,000 for the construction of a new taxiway.

June 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency has announced three Central New York communities will receive funding through the Brownfields Assessment Coalition Grant program. The Greater Syracuse Property Development Corporation will receive $450,000 for hazardous substance assessment and $150,000 for petroleum cleanup. These grants will be directed at brownfield sites in the City of Syracuse, the Village of Solvay, and the Village of Marcellus. This critical funding ensures these local governments have the resources to clean up residual industrial pollution and revitalize brownfields sites.

May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) met with the U.S. Commissioners of the International Joint Commission (IJC) to discuss rising water levels on Lake Ontario and the need to address flood conditions currently facing coastal communities. Flooding has already caused severe damage to properties, businesses, and infrastructure located along the south shore of Lake Ontario. 

May 17, 2019

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

“I applaud the Senate for taking long-awaited action to approve the President’s nominees to the U.S. - Canada International Joint Commission (IJC).  At a time when our region is again facing historic and severe flooding, this confirmation is critical.  The lack of a presiding quorum at the IJC has prevented any substantive response to the serious threats posed by high lake levels, and I’ve urged the Senate to take action on these nominees.  I am hopeful that, while this process took much longer than required, the concerns of Lake Ontario residents, property owners, businesses, and municipalities will finally begin to be addressed.”

May 15, 2019

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

“Severe flooding along Lake Ontario is devastating our shoreline communities.  With a State of Emergency now in effect in Oswego, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties, it is clear high water levels are becoming more and more dangerous.  Local properties, our region’s infrastructure, and our economy are at significant risk.

May 14, 2019
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), would address legal ambiguities and help ensure that pregnant women are treated fairly on the job.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Today, Representatives John Katko (R-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, legislation that would protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination.

May 12, 2019

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

“I oppose giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Rather than legitimizing illegal immigration, policy makers at all levels of government should be focused on creating a comprehensive solution on immigration that balances the needs of our economy, immigrants and their families, and strong national security. 
“Efforts like this one in New York State are a distraction from that effort, and could have adverse effects on fraud prevention, identity theft, and immigration enforcement.” 
May 7, 2019
Katko, Cummings & Shaheen: "We are very concerned that the administration is stalling this historic effort"; Joint statement comes from the authors of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019 recently introduced in both the Senate and the House

WASHINGTON, D.C. Representative John Katko (R-NY), Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the authors of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019, issued the following statement: