Press Releases

April 22, 2019

Syracuse, New York –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement regarding the future of Interstate 81:

“The decision regarding the future of Interstate 81 will impact the City of Syracuse and the surrounding region for generations to come.   Central New York deserves a robust and informed community conversation on this important project, and today’s release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) from NYSDOT formally allows our community to move forward with this process. 

April 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. U .S Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced he will host a Veterans Resource Fair this month at Onondaga Community College to connect Central New York veterans and their families with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as local organizations specializing in service to veterans and their families.

April 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement after House Democrats yesterday canceled a vote on legislation that would raise discretionary spending caps:

“This week, Democrats allowed the progressive, far left members of their party to hijack the legislative process. While I would have voted ‘no’ on the proposed bill to lift spending caps without offsetting the cost, it is becoming increasingly concerning that Democrats in the House are punting on the basic obligations of Congress and pandering to the progressive members of the party.

April 5, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — This week, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) lead efforts in Congress to address rising water levels and flooding affecting Lake Ontario shoreline communities.

In letters to House appropriators, Rep. Katko and his colleagues urged an investment in a multipurpose watershed study to address coastal resiliency across the Great Lakes, and asked that no funding be used to further implement the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Plan (Plan 2014).  

April 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, with the support of U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), the House passed a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Rep. Katko released the following statement:

“Today, I supported the bill before Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).   VAWA is an essential program that helps organizations like Vera House provide critical programming to free our communities of domestic violence and sexual assault, and work to change the conversation surrounding sexual violence. 

March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Department of Education’s budget proposal to eliminate federal support for Special Olympics education programs, U.S. Rep. John  Katko (NY-24) today joined Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18), Brian Fitzpatrick (R, PA-01), and Joe Kennedy (D, MA-04) in leading a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting that the organization receive full federal funding. The letter was cosigned by over 60 members of Congress.

March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative John Katko (NY-24) today acted to improve America’s cybersecurity preparedness by introducing the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC) Authorization Act of 2019.

March 25, 2019

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

“From the start, I have supported the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and have consistently stated that I would respect his final report.  As a former federal prosecutor, I know the tremendous amount of effort this report required by Mr. Mueller and his team.  I appreciate their diligent work.

March 21, 2019
CNY Hospitals Applaud Bill, Highlight Need Locally

Syracuse, New York — U.S. Rep. John  Katko (NY-24) recently joined U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) in introducing bipartisan legislation that would take critical steps towards reducing nationwide physician shortages by boosting the number of Medicare-supported residency positions. The Resident Physician Shortage Act (H.R. 1763) would support an additional 3,000 positions each year for the next five years, for a total of 15,000 residency positions.

March 19, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) has been named the third most bipartisan Member of Congress for the 115th Congress, according to a report released this week by The Lugar Center.

Following each session of Congress, the Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy produces a non-partisan, objective ranking of how often each Member of Congress works across party lines.