Press Releases

February 6, 2019

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – The Office of U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that the Congressman’s upcoming town hall meeting on the future of I-81 will now be held in the gymnasium at Saint Matthew's School in order to accommodate growing public interest.

Updated details are as follows:

Saturday, February 9

Time: The town hall meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. 

Location: Saint Matthew's School Gymnasium
214 Kinne Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057

This discussion will be moderated by Town of Dewitt Deputy Supervisor Kerry Mannion.

February 5, 2019
Katko and Bregman Renew Call for Bipartisan, Comprehensive VAWA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) will this evening be joined for the President’s State of the Union address by Randi Bregman, Executive Director of Vera House, Inc. in Syracuse, New York.  

January 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced details for two upcoming town hall meetings he is hosting focused on the future of Interstate 81.

“Our community has a once-in-a-generation decision before us as we look to the future of Interstate 81.   This decision impacts not only the City of Syracuse, but the towns and villages that surround it and rely on I-81,” said Rep. John Katko.  “I  have always stated I will stand firmly behind the decision of our community and support it on the federal level.  That’s why I’m looking forward to engaging with folks throughout Central New York in a series of open town hall meetings focused on this important issue.”

January 29, 2019
Rep. Katko Continues Productive Legislative Record in New Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced the passage of bipartisan counterterrorism legislation he authored, H.R. 769, the Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2019. This legislation ensures that the Department of Homeland Security coordinates all of its counterterrorism efforts to limit duplication, inefficiency, and waste.

This is the first measure Rep. Katko has passed in the new, Democrat-controlled House. The measure previously passed during the 114th and 115th Congresses.

January 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) was this afternoon named Ranking Member on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation.

January 25, 2019

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

“I applaud the end of this lengthy and costly government shutdown. The past month has been a political show by both sides and has revealed deep divides within Congress. 

"As we move forward, I believe we must use this as an opportunity to compromise.  I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to put this period of dysfunction behind us and work across the aisle to formulate an immigration and border security measure that both sides can get behind, as well as a permanent funding agreement. I look forward to getting to work on this.”

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.