Press Releases

March 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement after passage of S. 3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

“I applaud House passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that delivers crucial relief and support to Central New York. As this bill was negotiated, I advocated for additional resources for Central New York hospitals and frontline providers, relief for small businesses, and support for working families in our region. The package that passed the House today delivers on these priority items.

March 25, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— Today U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced $130,000 in federal funding for Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc. and East Hill Family Medical, Inc. to support their evolving efforts to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded these grants through the Health Resources and Services Administration.  The funding  is available through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act – bipartisan legislation which Rep. Katko supported to provide emergency funds to address the Coronavirus pandemic.

March 25, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— To address New York’s critical shortage of personal protective equipment, ventilators, and other medical supplies, today U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) introduced the bipartisan Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act. 

March 24, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— With many Central New York schools and businesses forced to close amid new restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of the Coronavirus,  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) has requested that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) take necessary steps to maintain food security for those impacted by these extraordinary conditions.

March 23, 2020

SYRACUSE,NEW YORK – Following news this weekend that the Senate failed to pass an initial procedural hurdle in moving forward a bipartisan and bicameral relief package, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement:

March 20, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement applauding the President’s decision to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for New York State:

March 20, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced that on Monday evening he will hold a Telephone Town Hall to provide Central New Yorkers with an update on federal and local efforts to address the Coronavirus.  Rep. Katko will be joined by a medical professional from Upstate Medical University and a representative from the Food Bank of Central New York, and will take questions from listeners.   

March 20, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— Today, U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) called on the Administration to use the authority invoked under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to immediately expand and mobilize necessary medical supplies for hospitals in Central and Upstate New York. Additionally, with a growing number of travel restrictions being imposed nationwide to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, the lawmakers requested the Administration coordinate closely with medical device and supply manufacturers to enable these companies to assist in meeting increasing supply needs.

March 19, 2020

As COVID-19 Cases Rapidly Grow in New York, Katko and Brindisi Urge Top Health Agency to Provide PPE & Ventilators

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK –  U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) today urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prioritize sending supplies to Upstate and Central New York as the region races to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and cases in New York continue to multiply.

March 19, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— Following a recent cyberattack on the U.S. Health and Human Services Department and amidst a growing number of cyber scams aimed at exploiting charitable giving during the Coronavirus pandemic, today U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member on the House Homeland Security Committee’s Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Innovation Subcommittee issued a guide aimed at providing individuals and businesses in Central New York with best practices for staying safe and protecting themselves against cyberattacks and cyber scams.