Press Releases

June 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – During a markup before the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure yesterday, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) slammed House Democrats for advancing a partisan messaging bill instead of working to pass comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to reauthorize federal surface transportation programs.

June 9, 2021

WASHINGTON— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, joined CNBC’s Squawk Box to preview today’s full committee hearing on the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Katko reiterated that cybersecurity is a pre-eminent national security issue and government and industry must work together to prevent future attacks. 
Click here to watch. 

June 9, 2021

WASHINGTON— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) recently spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor John McAuliffe, project manager of Honeywell’s Onondaga Lake Cleanup Effort, following his recent retirement announcement. Today, at the Onondaga Lake Visitors Center, McAuliffe was presented with an official copy of Rep. Katko’s floor remarks.

Rep. Katko’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, can be found below.  Video of Representative Katko’s floor speech can be found here.

June 8, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today reintroduced the Preliminary Damage Assessment Improvement Act, legislation that would strengthen the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) ability to provide federal relief to disaster-impacted communities, including Lake Ontario’s shoreline communities. Rep. Katko originally announced the introduction of this legislation alongside former FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor in Sodus Point, NY following historic flooding in 2019. Rep. Katko introduced this bipartisan measure alongside U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (D, NY-19).

June 7, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member on the House Committee on Homeland Security, penned the following op-ed published on outlining the need for stronger border security policies to curb the worsening opioid and heroin epidemic in Central New York.

Strengthen southern border to stop flow of heroin, fentanyl (Guest Opinion by Rep. John Katko) Post-Standard

June 7, 2021

June 3, 2021
Bipartisan Effort Aims to Boost Tourism & Economic Development, Encourage Historic Preservation & Resource Conservation, Promote Quality of Life in Finger Lakes Region

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today, alongside Members of Congress representing Central and Western New York, led a bipartisan effort in support of the designation of New York’s Finger Lakes region as a National Heritage Area (NHA). This effort aims to support economic development, attract tourists, and promote historic and natural resource conservation in the Finger Lakes region. Rep. Katko was joined in this effort by U.S. Reps. Joseph Morelle (D, NY-25), Chris Jacobs (R, NY-27), and Tom Reed (R, NY-23).  

June 1, 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 FY2022 budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS):

“As our country wrestles with a record number of illegal border crossings and deals with the fallout of crippling cyber campaigns, it is astonishing that President Biden’s bloated $6 trillion budget proposal does not include funding increases for critical DHS missions. Unfortunately, this budget is out of touch with reality and fails to prioritize many of today’s most pressing homeland security threats.

May 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – Ahead of Memorial Day, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today reintroduced the Lawrence J. Hackett Jr. Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Fairness Act and the William Becker Promoting Careers in Aviation for America’s Veterans Act, two bipartisan measures inspired by Central New York veterans that provide relief and support to veterans and returning servicemembers.

May 27, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today reintroduced the Preventing Lead Poisoning Act, bipartisan legislation that would expand testing for lead exposure among children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), helping to combat the severe and life-long effects of  lead poisoning. Rep. Katko introduced this bill alongside U.S. Reps. David Cicilline (D, RI-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (R, PA-01), Gwen Moore (D, WI-01), Joseph Morelle (D, NY-25), and Josh Gottheimer (D, NJ-05). Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

May 25, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced Angelia Scholz, a junior at Union Springs High School, has been named the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 24th Congressional District. Angelia’s piece, a charcoal portrait of her sister titled ‘Turning over a new leaf’ will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one full year.