Press Releases

December 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that, following his advocacy, Wayne County has been added to a list of counties in New York State eligible for Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funding opportunities. The designation was included in the text of the bicameral Farm Bill released today.

December 1, 2018

Syracuse, New York — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement:

"Today, our nation grieves the loss of a true American hero, President George H.W. Bush.  President Bush gave his life to public service. For 70 years, he worked to make the United States - and indeed, the world - a more united, moral, and peaceful place.  His devotion to family and his beloved wife, Barbara, was unmatched.  With his passing, may President Bush forever remain a noble example for us all.  Robin and I offer our prayers to the entire Bush family, and all who loved President Bush, during this difficult time."


November 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following news this week that the Trump Administration plans to announce a permanent ban on bump stocks, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement:

“Following the horrific and senseless shooting in Las Vegas last year that killed 58 people, I joined my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in urging a permanent ban on bump stocks.  I’m glad that the Administration has taken action and moved forward with this vital request.

November 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) traveled to Montreal to participate in the Leaders Plenary of the AVSEC 2018 Conference for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which sets global standards for aviation safety and security.

November 5, 2018
New Funding Will Help Support City of Syracuse as Law Enforcement Works to Combat Rise in Gang Violence, Builds on City’s Efforts to Maintain Positive Police-Community Relations

Syracuse, New York — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh today announced the City of Syracuse has been awarded nearly $300,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for Body-Worn Cameras for the City of Syracuse Police Department.  Congressman Katko supported the application for funding submitted by the City of Syracuse.

October 29, 2018

Syracuse, New York Congressman John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding the announcement by U.S. Attorney Grant Jaquith that fourteen "110 gang" members will be prosecuted under federal anti-racketeering law:

October 24, 2018
Syracuse, New York U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today issued the following statement:

"I unequivocally condemn the threats made today.  Violence against anyone - from any party - is unacceptable and contrary our nation’s values. In the current heightened threat environment, we must take these acts very seriously. I applaud the swift and professional response by the men and women of the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI, and our first responders to keep our country safe.


October 10, 2018

Syracuse, New York — Yesterday evening, bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. John Katko, the Fort Ontario Study Act, was signed into law by President Donald Trump.

“Since coming to Congress in 2015, putting Fort Ontario on the path to becoming a National Park has been among my top priorities.  Fort Ontario and Safe Haven National Refugee Shelter are important sites both in our regional history as well as the history of our country,”said Rep. John Katko.  “I could not be more enthused that this bill is now law and our treasured landmark is on its way to being nationally recognized.”

September 29, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Federal Aviation Authorization (FAA) Reauthorization Act, a measure which included the language of seven bipartisan bills introduced and championed by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24).

September 25, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Standing today at Vera House, Inc., U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Vera House Executive Director Randi Bregman called on Congress to pass a bipartisan, long-term reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Rep. Katko and Bregman were joined by survivors in urging both sides of the aisle to prioritize a bipartisan reauthorization.

Since being signed into law in 1994, VAWA has helped to protect and support millions of American who have faced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.  The measure is currently set to expire on September 30th.