Press Releases

August 7, 2019
Amid Record Water Levels, Katko and Brindisi Work Together to Make Oswego County Voices Heard; Following Dogged Oversight, Congressmen Announce Government Accountability Office Study of IJC's Plan 2014

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK Representatives John Katko (NY-24) and Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) announced a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study to review the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) plan 2014. The IJC is the international governing body that regulates water levels of Lake Ontario.

August 5, 2019

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep John Katko today released the following statement:

July 26, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this morning announced that, with his advocacy, the City of Auburn has been awarded $500,000 in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funding for infrastructure improvements.

“It is critical that we invest in and support the infrastructure in our region, and I’m proud to deliver this funding to support the ongoing revitalization and tourism efforts in City of Auburn,” said Rep. John Katko.  “With this award, $500,000 will be provided directly to the South Street Corridor Enhancement project.  This project addresses the infrastructure needs of the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and local businesses that help support our growing tourism-based economy in Auburn.”

July 26, 2019
Study would analyze impact of rising water levels & severe weather throughout Great Lakes ecosystem

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Joe Morelle (NY-25)  have introduced bipartisan legislation to require a Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study, a proposal which would allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to partner with the eight Great Lakes states on assessing threats and resiliency measures for coastal communities.   Reps. Katko and Morelle were joined by a group of 24 bipartisan members from Great Lakes states in introducing the legislation.

July 19, 2019
Rep. Katko Announces Bipartisan Legislation Aimed at Improving Lead Paint Screening for Children

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) was today joined by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson for a roundtable discussion with officials from the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County, as well as local housing organizations for a roundtable discussion on lead remediation.  The discussion was held at Home Headquarters in the City of Syracuse.

July 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With just six legislative days remaining until lawmakers leave Washington for the August district work period, U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), along with nearly 30 House colleagues from both sides of the aisle, today sent a letter to Congressional leadership highlighting the urgent need to prioritize bipartisan negotiations to address the looming debt ceiling and reach an agreement on federal spending levels.

July 10, 2019
Establishes $25 million grant program to keep libraries open at summer meal sites to help close the achievement gap for low-income students

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmen John Katko (NY-24) and Joe Morelle (NY-25) introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to combat summer learning loss that is especially prevalent in low-income communities. The legislation establishes a grant program to fund summer reading programs at schools that already serve as summer meal sites, helping to close the achievement gap while reducing food insecurity.

July 9, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — Today, Congressman John Katko (NY-24) announced that, following his advocacy, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will install individual resident mailboxes along Helmi Drive in the Town of Geddes. These mailboxes will replace the Centralized Box Unit that currently receives all deliveries for the 27 residential addresses on Helmi Drive. 

July 8, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — Standing this morning at McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced bipartisan legislation he plans to introduce this week in Congress aimed at improving pre-trial release protections for victims.

July 1, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK —  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) was today joined by experts from SUNY Upstate and ESF in unveiling a bipartisan proposal to combat tick-borne illnesses. 

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