Press Releases

August 13, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $460,802 in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be distributed to Taunton Volunteer Fire Department in Syracuse, Springport Fire District in Union Springs, and Sempronius Fire Company, Inc. in Moravia. These funds will be used to promote firefighter safety.

August 12, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $682,211 in federal funds will be distributed to SUNY Upstate Medical University to support research on one of the leading forms of dementia.

August 10, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement regarding Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation: 

August 9, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY— / The Post-Standard last week reported on new legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member on the House Committee on Homeland Security, to secure the nation’s borders. Rep. Katko’s bill, the Border Security for America Act, would renew border wall construction contracts, invest in advanced technologies, and support federal law enforcement officers.

John Katko leads House GOP push to finish Trump’s border wall, bolster security Post-Standard

June 30, 2021

August 5, 2021

SYRACUSE, NY-- At Le Moyne College, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today met with local law enforcement officials from across New York’s 24th Congressional District to discuss bolstering public safety amid a surge of crime in local communities. 

August 3, 2021

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

“The report detailed by NYS Attorney General Letita James confirms that Governor Cuomo abused his office by engaging in a pattern of sexual harassment and retaliation. The Governor created a hostile and intolerable work environment and broke federal law, as well as the state law he enacted. Officials at all levels of government have a duty to prevent this type of horrific conduct. Instead, Governor Cuomo enabled it. For his inexcusable and egregious conduct, Governor Cuomo must resign.”



July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON – Inspired by programming offered by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today introduced the Onward to Opportunity Act. This bipartisan bill aims to help military families make a more seamless transition to civilian life by expanding workforce development services for servicemembers, veterans, and their spouses. Rep. Katko introduced this bill alongside U.S. Reps. Elise Stefanik (R, NY-21), Mikie Sherrill (D, NJ-11), Andy Kim (D, NJ-03), Jim Baird (R, IN-04), and Kim Schrier (D, WA-08).

July 29, 2021
Offering proven policies to end the humanitarian crisis at the southern border

WASHINGTON – In response to the ongoing, record-breaking crisis at the nation’s southern border, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), lead Republican of the House Committee on Homeland Security, joined by Homeland Security Republicans, American Security Task Force members, House Border Caucus members, and Republican leadership, proposed a multi-faceted solution to secure our borders and prioritize the safety of Americans.

July 26, 2021


July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, joined ABC News Live to discuss China’s cyber aggression and why it’s time the Biden Administration start treating the CCP as the greatest threat to U.S. interests and economic security for the next 50 years. Ranking Member Katko has consistently called out China’s malign activity and released an analysis of the China threat earlier this year. 

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