Press Releases

October 10, 2018

Syracuse, New York — Yesterday evening, bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. John Katko, the Fort Ontario Study Act, was signed into law by President Donald Trump.

“Since coming to Congress in 2015, putting Fort Ontario on the path to becoming a National Park has been among my top priorities.  Fort Ontario and Safe Haven National Refugee Shelter are important sites both in our regional history as well as the history of our country,”said Rep. John Katko.  “I could not be more enthused that this bill is now law and our treasured landmark is on its way to being nationally recognized.”

September 29, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Federal Aviation Authorization (FAA) Reauthorization Act, a measure which included the language of seven bipartisan bills introduced and championed by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24).

September 25, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Standing today at Vera House, Inc., U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Vera House Executive Director Randi Bregman called on Congress to pass a bipartisan, long-term reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Rep. Katko and Bregman were joined by survivors in urging both sides of the aisle to prioritize a bipartisan reauthorization.

Since being signed into law in 1994, VAWA has helped to protect and support millions of American who have faced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.  The measure is currently set to expire on September 30th. 

September 24, 2018

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

“I join our community in thanking Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney for her years of public service to Central New York.

“Joanie has always had the courage to rise above politics to do what is right for our community.  Because of these efforts, we have seen an unprecedented investment in water infrastructure and Onondaga Lake, reduced county property taxes, and streamlined services for taxpayers during her tenure as County Executive.

September 21, 2018

OSWEGO, NEW YORK – Standing this morning at Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, U.S. Rep. John Katko was joined by Oswego County advocates, elected officials, educators, students, and community members in celebrating passage of the Fort Ontario Study Act by both Houses of Congress.  

September 18, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Following unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate this evening of The Fort Ontario Study Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. John Katko, the Congressman released the following statement:

September 14, 2018


WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week Reps. John Katko (R-NY-24)Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), and Don Beyer (D-VA-08) introduced H.Res. 1067 to recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

September 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a time when Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have plagued waterways across New York State and threatened access to safe and reliable drinking water, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced significant progress in his fight to strengthen water infrastructure for Central New York and communities nationwide.

September 12, 2018
Katko Named ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this week was named a ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ by the American Farm Bureau Federation for the 115th Congress.

Congressman Katko stated, “I have always made it a priority to stand up for the vast community of farmers and growers in Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne, and Oswego Counties.  From dairy farms to apple farms to our local wineries, the men and women of our agricultural community make up a significant portion of our local economy and I am proud to fight on their behalf in Washington.  I will continue to support policies that strengthen the ability of our agricultural community to prosper.”

September 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Together with a bipartisan group of colleagues, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today introduced the Protecting our Communities and Rights Act of 2018, legislation aimed at curbing gun violence.   Rep. Katko was joined by Reps. Peterson, Cuellar, Diaz-Balart, David Young, Curtis and Comstock in introducing this bipartisan measure.