Press Releases

September 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday evening the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) to secure the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) PreCheck Program and ensure the safety of the traveling public. Congressman John Katko chairs the House Homeland Security Committee Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, which has oversight of TSA.

The PreCheck is PreCheck Act of 201(H.R. 6265) is bipartisan legislation which will ensure that only travelers who have undergone the necessary background and security check are able to use the TSA PreCheck screening lanes at airports nationwide.  

August 24, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK  – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that he will host a public forum next week in Cayuga County focused on the pressing infrastructure needs of NY-24.  The event will be held Thursday, August 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge at Cayuga Community College.

Like past community forums, Rep. Katko will be joined for the event by a panel of local experts to help answer questions and foster an informative discussion.

August 16, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that he will host a public forum this month focused on assisting veterans in Wayne County.  The event will be held Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at the Wayne County Public Safety Building.    

Like past community forums, Rep. Katko will be joined for the event by a panel of local experts to help answer questions and foster an informative discussion.

August 14, 2018


SYRACUSE, NY -- During a visit today to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) pushed for reforms to the Summer Nutrition Program, highlighting his support of The Summer Meals Act, bipartisan legislation he has cosponsored to allow a greater number of community-based organizations to distribute meals to at-risk children. 

July 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) recently introduced bipartisan legislation to address a critical shortage in the number of mental healthcare professionals currently available in many parts of the country.  Together, Reps. Katko and Napolitano chair the bipartisan Mental Health Caucus in Congress.  Their bill, H.R. 6597, The Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act of 2018, would authorize a loan repayment program for mental health professionals who work for a period of time in an area of the country experiencing a shortage of accessible care. 

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July 26, 2018

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

“I strongly object to the action taken by members of the House Freedom Caucus to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  Removal of a high-ranking federal law enforcement official requires an extraordinary level of improper conduct, a high standard which most certainly has not been met.  I remain steadfast in my support for the Mueller investigation and believe it must continue to run its course without impediment.  

July 16, 2018

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

“I want to be completely clear: I trust the unanimous conclusion of our nation’s intelligence agencies that Russia conducted an aggressive hacking and disinformation campaign in the United States.  The President should clearly and firmly stand behind our intelligence agencies, and he should have used this summit as an opportunity to confront President Putin over Russia’s aggressive actions in the U.S. and around the world.  There is no excuse for his failure to do so.”

July 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following news this week that at least 50 people in Syracuse have overdosed on synthetic drugs, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) has called on the U.S. Senate to act swiftly in taking up the Stop the Importation of Synthetic Drug the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that he introduced and passed through the House to address the synthetic drug crisis.

July 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday evening unanimously passed the bipartisan Transportation Worker Identification Credential Accountability Act of 2018, introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24).

The bill marks the 15th bipartisan measure Rep. Katko has passed through the House this term, and the 30th bill passed since he was sworn in to represent Central New York in Congress in 2015. 

July 6, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Following the unexpected collapse of a portion of a railroad bridge in downtown Syracuse yesterday, U.S. Rep John Katko (NY-24) has called on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to answer several questions regarding the maintenance of the bridge and railway.

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