Press Releases

January 14, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— This afternoon, U.S. Representative John Katko (NY-24) announced $10.5 million in federal funds for community organizations in Central New York focused on combating homelessness. These awards are from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as part of the Homeless Assistance Grant’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, a program which provides nonprofits as well as State and local governments with the funds to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families.  This includes a new award for Oswego County Opportunities to provide a variety of support services for individuals and families who are homeless and victims of domestic violence.

January 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), sent a letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to continue engaging with food security stakeholders to ensure individuals in Central New York and vulnerable communities nationwide are not adversely impacted by new requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition assistance Program (SNAP).

January 3, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this morning released the following statement:

“I believe that U.S. actions against longtime Iranian terrorist leader Qassam Soleimani were necessary and justified.

“For years, Soleimani has fueled much of the conflict in the Middle East. He is responsible for the deaths of countless soldiers and Americans and behind the recent assault on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, with imminent plans of future attacks in the region.

December 19, 2019

U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act [usmca]:

"Today, I proudly voted in support of the USMCA – a trade agreement that will make critical updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and significantly improve market access for American farmers and manufacturers. This agreement will promote further investment in Central New York’s economy and strengthen protections for our region’s working families."

December 19, 2019

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

“Today marks an extraordinarily divisive moment in our nation’s history. I have always taken my commitment to bipartisanship and independence seriously. I have not been shy about breaking with the President on major policy issues. But, our founding fathers designed impeachment to be used only in extreme cases, and set a high bar to ensure this process was not abused, or used in a partisan manner.  The President’s behavior was wrong, but the evidence presented does not meet the high bar articulated for impeachment.  I voted against the measure before the House this evening."

December 16, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to honor the life of Fayetteville World War II veteran, George H. Bacel.  Rep. Katko was joined by Bacel’s four children and extended family, as well as Mayor of Fayetteville Mark Olson and representatives for ClearPath for Veterans, in making the announcement this morning at the Fayetteville Town Hall. 

December 13, 2019

U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding next week’s anticipated vote on Articles of Impeachment:

“Impeachment was designed by our founding fathers to be used only in the most dire of circumstances – instances in which a high crime or misdemeanor has been committed and removal from office is justified.  From the start, I have approached the impeachment process with an open mind and have relied heavily on my background as a prosecutor.  I objectively reviewed all available evidence, reports, witness testimony and the articulated offenses.  

December 13, 2019

OSWEGO, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that, following his advocacy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a feasibility study on deepening the Port of Oswego. 

The Port of Oswego is the only deep water port on the U.S. shores of Lake Ontario, and a critical asset for attracting new economic growth opportunities in Oswego County and across Central New York.

December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative John Katko (NY-24) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers called on House and Senate leaders to put forward a bipartisan agreement to fully fund the federal government through fiscal year 2020 and avoid a shutdown. 

December 11, 2019

NDAA Will Support Fort Drum, 174th Attack Wing, Help Grow Central New York Manufacturing

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced several key wins for Central New York in the Conference Report to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which he helped negotiate.  The NDAA authorizes the budget and expenditures for the U.S. Department of Defense, and, critical to Central New York, authorizes funding for Fort Drum, the 174th Attack Wing, Rome Labs, and projects manufactured by several local companies.

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