Press Releases

September 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $1,588,292 in federal funds will be distributed to Vera House Inc., the City Of Syracuse, Oswego County Opportunities, Inc., and Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc. These funds are available through the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Enhancing Services for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation Program, Justice for Families Program, and Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.

September 22, 2020

Bipartisan Bill Ensures Overburdened Suicide Calls Centers Can Meet Rising Call Volumes to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the passage of the Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation he introduced to bolster aid for local suicide crisis centers. Rep. Katko announced this bipartisan measure last year alongside local service providers at Contact Community Services in Syracuse.

September 18, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY—U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this evening released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“Tonight, our nation is deeply mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While we come from different parties, I have always admired and had the utmost respect for Justice Ginsburg. She was a trailblazer in the fight for equality, and worked tirelessly to make our nation a more fair and just place. Justice Ginsburg was a strong and passionate voice on the Supreme Court and will be forever remembered in the decisions she authored. Robin and I offer our deepest sympathies to Justice Ginsburg's family, friends, and all who loved and admired her." 

 

 

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September 17, 2020

Change will allow Nucor to Remain an Economic Driver for Auburn, CNY

WASHINGTON, DC—Following advocacy by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), critical anti-dumping trade laws have been renewed to allow Nucor Steel in Auburn to continue operating and supporting Auburn and Central New York’s economy. 

September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, bipartisan legislation he introduced last year to protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. The passage of Rep. Katko’s bill comes as Congressional Leaders continue to prioritize partisan posturing over legislative progress.

Earlier today, Rep. Katko spoke on the House floor urging his colleagues to vote in support of his bipartisan measure.

September 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member on the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Innovation Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding the recent data breach on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):

September 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— Standing today before the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus unveiled the ‘March To Common Ground’ framework. This bipartisan framework, which Rep. Katko helped author, aims to break through the gridlock on the next COVID-19 relief package and encourage negotiators to immediately resume discussions.

September 14, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $324,917 in federal funds from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) will be distributed to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department as part of the COPS School Violence Prevention Program.

Administered under the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, this program provides local law enforcement agencies with funding to train officers to respond to and prevent student violence, implement evidence-based school safety programs, purchase technology that expedites the notification of first responders during an emergency, and other measures that provide a significant improvement in school security.

September 11, 2020

Katko: Bill Ensures Everyday Americans Have the Tools & Knowledge to Protect Against Cyberattacks

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member on the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Innovation Subcommittee, today introduced the Cyber Essentials Act, bipartisan legislation to help equip the general public, as well as businesses and governments, with the necessary tools and guidance to protect against cyber threats. Rep. Katko introduced this measure alongside U.S. Reps. Kathleen Rice (D, NY-4), Jim Langevin (D, RI-2), Anna Eshoo (D, CA-18), and Mike Gallagher (R, WI-8).

September 10, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member on the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Innovation Subcommittee, released the following statement on today’s report from the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC), which details malicious cyber activity targeting people and organizations involved in the 2020 election:

“The new report from Microsoft reinforces what our Intelligence Community has been telling us for some time. As part of a dedicated effort to disrupt our elections and sow distrust in our processes, China, Russia, Iran, and other bad actors are launching cyberattacks on both Republican and Democratic campaigns, as well as organizations involved in the upcoming election.

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