Press Releases

August 11, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $414,100 in federal funding for Helio Health, Inc. in Syracuse, a behavioral health provider that treats patients with mental health disorders and helps individuals recover from substance use disorders.

August 7, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) yesterday spoke directly with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to urge the immediate release of additional direct assistance to Central New York hospitals as they continue to suffer from the devastating impacts of COVID-19. Rep. Katko made this request after hearing from local hospitals facing prolonged financial uncertainty due to the costs incurred from the suspension of elective procedures and sharp decline in patient volume during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 6, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— Ahead of the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) final determination on whether the antidumping duties on rebar from Mexico and the countervailing duties on rebar from Turkey should remain in place, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today testified before the Commission on behalf of American rebar producers, including Nucor Steel’s plant in Auburn. Highlighting the significant impact COVID-19 has had on domestic manufacturers, Rep. Katko urged the ITC to use the tools available to ensure unfair trade practices do not inflict additional damage on rebar producers like Nucor Steel.

August 5, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) penned the following op-ed, published in The Hill, on the need to deliver additional funds to state and local governments. The submission comes amid ongoing negotiations in Congress on the next COVID-19 relief package.  

Congress Must Deliver Aid to State and Local Governments, Empower Localities to Continue Assisting in COVID-19 Response Efforts

The Hill

August 4, 2020

By Rep. John Katko

August 4, 2020

Katko: With COVID-19 Cases Continuing to Spike Across the Country, Bipartisan Bill Ensures the Administration & Federal Government are Fully Prepared to Combat a Resurgence in COVID-19

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the Problem Solvers Caucus has officially endorsed the COVID Preparedness, Response, and Effective Planning for Advanced Requirements by the Executive Branch (PREPARE) Act, bipartisan legislation he introduced last month alongside U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D, IL-10).

August 3, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) led Republicans from New York’s Congressional Delegation in urging additional funds for New York nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Rep. Katko was joined by U.S. Reps. Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Pete King (NY-2), Elise M. Stefanik (NY-21), and Tom Reed (NY-23) in this effort.

August 3, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced details for a Telephone Town Hall tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4th at 6:10pm. Rep. Katko will take questions from listeners and provide an update on the ongoing negotiations for an additional COVID-19 relief package. 

July 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today introduced the Lowering Drug Costs for Seniors Act of 2020. Amid increased economic uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic and with skyrocketing drug prices impacting seniors in Central New York, Rep. Katko’s bipartisan legislation limits out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare Part D recipients and provides payments to seniors who faced increased out-of-pocket expenses in the Medicare Part D ‘donut hole’ in 2020. Rep. Katko introduced this bipartisan measure alongside U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D, FL-7). 

July 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced several key wins for Central New York in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020.  Rep. Katko, who serves as a leader on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, worked across the aisle to develop this bill in Committee, and supported its passage in the House.

July 29, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement on the New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) submission of the I-81 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

“I’m glad to see the NYSDOT taking the long-awaited step to formally submit the state’s draft I-81 plan to the Federal Highway Administration. This move allows our community to take the next step forward in a monumental project that will impact the City of Syracuse and the surrounding region for generations to come.