Press Releases

January 27, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member on the House Committee on Homeland Security, today reintroduced the Trusted Traveler Reconsideration and Restoration Act. This bill provides relief for individuals who have had their Trusted Traveler Program status erroneously revoked or suspended due to an error committed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Rep. Katko introduced this bipartisan bill alongside Elissa Slotkin (D, MI-8) and Bonnie Watson Colemnan (D, NJ-10).

January 26, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $133,563 in federal funding for Onondaga Council on Alcoholism & Addictions, Inc., a provider of addiction and recovery services in Central New York.

The funding is available through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, a program that provides funding to community-based organizations that work to address youth substance use. This new award provides Onondaga Council on Alcoholism & Addictions, Inc. with the necessary funds to continue offering youth substance abuse prevention programming for the next five years.

January 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement applauding the Biden Administration for moving forward on efforts to place Harriet Tubman’s likeness on the $20 bill:

January 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24)released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s slew of Executive Actions this week:

“On the campaign trail and in the weeks leading up to the Inauguration, President Joe Biden pledged to unify our country and advance effective policies built on consensus. With our nation still responding to and recovering from the ongoing pandemic, I wholeheartedly agreed with this approach, and applauded his commitment to working in a bipartisan manner to move our nation forward.

January 22, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24)today announced that he spoke directly with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on addressing COVID-19 vaccine distribution and supply issues in Central New York and across the nation. Rep. Katko discussed these issues with Dr. Fauci on a joint call with the Republican Governance Group and Blue Dog Coalition, Congressional Caucuses comprised of moderate Republicans and Democrats, respectively.

January 21, 2021

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today joined U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (D, FL-22), Jim McGovern (D, MA-2), and Jamie Raskin (D, MD-8)in introducing the Democracy for All Amendment, a bipartisan constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and restore democratic power to the American people. This legislation is being introduced on the eleventh anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United v. FECcase.

January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris:

“Over the past year, this nation has endured a pandemic, a bitter election fight, and unprecedented tests to our democracy.  Like so many Americans, I’m eager to move forward, together.

January 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) penned the following op-ed, published in The Hill:

Why I became the first Republican lawmaker to support impeachment

The Hill

January 17, 2021

By Rep. John Katko (NY-24):

On January 12th, I announced my support for the article of impeachment against President Trump before the House of Representatives. At that moment, I was the only Republican Member of Congress to do so. 

January 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement regarding tomorrow’s anticipated vote on Articles of Impeachment:  

January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding the attack on the U.S. Capitol:

"I am grateful to all of those who have reached out regarding my safety today.  The support and concern expressed is humbling. I am in a safe location.

"The attack on the U.S. Capitol is shameful and completely unacceptable. It has endangered the lives of our law enforcement and countless others. This is anything but a peaceful protest. The violence must stop immediately. President Trump must take a more forceful stand to end this, now.”

“I am praying for a peaceful conclusion.  We are a strong country. We will recover from this and we certainly must learn from it.”