Press Releases

January 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Today, U.S. Representative John Katko (NY-24) announced his co-sponsorship of H.R. 622, the Government Shutdown Prevention Act, legislation to end the process of governing from shutdown to shutdown and fix Congress’s dysfunctional budget process.

January 22, 2019

Katko, Brindisi Say Members of Both Parties Must Find a Bipartisan Compromise to Reopening the Government

Katko, Brindisi Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Pay Transportation Security Officers During Shutdown

Continued Shutdown Could Cause More Flight Delays, Put Our National Security at Risk

January 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) re-introduced the Lawrence J. Hackett Jr. Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Fairness Act. Named in honor of Sergeant Lawrence Hackett, who lost his battle with Agent Orange related cancer in 2006, this act will create a task force to explore ways to financially and medically provide for veterans who have been exposed to Agent Orange. 

January 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, the first day of the 116th Congress, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) joined Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Jim McGovern (D-MA), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) in introducing a bipartisan constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and restore democratic power to the American people.

January 4, 2019

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

“I made a promise when I first ran for office that I would never vote to shut down the government or to continue a government shutdown.  I kept that promise. I voted yesterday evening in support of legislation before the House to re-open the government and restore funding to critical government programming like VAWA.

January 3, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following his vote today for the Democrat rules package, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement:

“I supported the Rules package before the House today because I stand firmly in my support for the set of principles put forth by the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus to make the House run more efficiently.  Bills with broad support will now be considered quickly and the legislative process will become more transparent.  I am hopeful that with these changes, the institution will function in a more bipartisan manner.

December 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $3,737,495 grant to the Wayne County Action Program for Head Start projects.

December 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement regarding last night's vote to fund the federal government: 

“I have always believed that government shutdowns are costly, unnecessary and demonstrate a failure to seek bipartisan compromise.  I have not, and will never, vote to support a shutdown.  Last night, I voted in support of a measure before the House to fund the government and provide border security funding and natural disaster aid.

December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, with the support of U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act. 

While Rep. Katko broke with his party and voted against earlier versions of the Farm Bill, he supported the measure before the House today because updated provisions in the bill protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Nearly 18% of all households in NY-24 are dependent on SNAP benefits.

December 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following news this week that the City of Syracuse will receive $3,500,000 in a Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant and $600,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the below statement:

“Since coming to Congress, I’ve prioritized addressing the lead paint public health crisis faced by families and children in the most distressed neighborhoods of our City.   I’ve consistently supported grant applications by the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County to combat lead poisoning, which poses an irreversible threat to young children.