Press Releases

August 14, 2018

SYRACUSE, NY -- During a visit today to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) pushed for reforms to the Summer Nutrition Program, highlighting his support of The Summer Meals Act, bipartisan legislation he has cosponsored to allow a greater number of community-based organizations to distribute meals to at-risk children. 

July 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) recently introduced bipartisan legislation to address a critical shortage in the number of mental healthcare professionals currently available in many parts of the country.  Together, Reps. Katko and Napolitano chair the bipartisan Mental Health Caucus in Congress.  Their bill, H.R. 6597, The Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act of 2018, would authorize a loan repayment program for mental health professionals who work for a period of time in an area of the country experiencing a shortage of accessible care. 

July 26, 2018

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

“I strongly object to the action taken by members of the House Freedom Caucus to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  Removal of a high-ranking federal law enforcement official requires an extraordinary level of improper conduct, a high standard which most certainly has not been met.  I remain steadfast in my support for the Mueller investigation and believe it must continue to run its course without impediment.  

July 16, 2018

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

“I want to be completely clear: I trust the unanimous conclusion of our nation’s intelligence agencies that Russia conducted an aggressive hacking and disinformation campaign in the United States.  The President should clearly and firmly stand behind our intelligence agencies, and he should have used this summit as an opportunity to confront President Putin over Russia’s aggressive actions in the U.S. and around the world.  There is no excuse for his failure to do so.”

July 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following news this week that at least 50 people in Syracuse have overdosed on synthetic drugs, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) has called on the U.S. Senate to act swiftly in taking up the Stop the Importation of Synthetic Drug the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that he introduced and passed through the House to address the synthetic drug crisis.

July 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday evening unanimously passed the bipartisan Transportation Worker Identification Credential Accountability Act of 2018, introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24).

The bill marks the 15th bipartisan measure Rep. Katko has passed through the House this term, and the 30th bill passed since he was sworn in to represent Central New York in Congress in 2015. 

July 6, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Following the unexpected collapse of a portion of a railroad bridge in downtown Syracuse yesterday, U.S. Rep John Katko (NY-24) has called on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to answer several questions regarding the maintenance of the bridge and railway.

June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement regarding the compromise immigration bill, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act.

"I am deeply disappointed we were not able to move forward the compromise immigration bill before the House today.  This measure took steps forward to fix our current, broken immigration system by keeping families together, enhancing border security, and providing status for Dreamers.

June 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. House of Representatives this evening passed two bipartisan measures introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24).  H.R. 5081, the Surface Transportation and Technology Accountability Act, and H.R. 5730, the Transportation Security Technology Innovation Reform Act, both passed the House with unanimous bipartisan support.

The bills are the 13th and 14th bipartisan measures Katko has moved through the House this Congress.  During the time Rep. Katko has served Central New York in Washington, he has consistently been ranked one of the most productive members from either side of the aisle.

June 21, 2018
Bill Creates New Cyber Competition to Identify and Understand Election Interference Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and John Katko (NY-24) introduced the bipartisan Prevent Election Hacking Act of 2018 to help combat the threat of election hacking. The legislation will create a competition, commonly known as a bug bounty program, that rewards cyber experts that are able to identify vulnerabilities in our election infrastructure.