Press Releases

September 10, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Onondaga County, the City of Syracuse, and the City of Auburn $4,367,479 in federal funding.

September 10, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $1,000,000 in federal funds will be distributed to Sodus Central School District and Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency to support survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The funds are available through the Children and Youth Program and Transitional Housing Assistance Program administered by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women.

September 10, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the House Committee on Energy and Commerce has advanced two bills he authored out of Committee. The Mental Health Services for Students Act and Mental Health Improvement Act will now head to the House floor for consideration. Rep. Katko released the following statement:

September 9, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), today announced $1.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has been awarded to the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board to support local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board is a public agency that sponsors a wide range of projects that help grow and develop communities in Central New York. In Congress, Rep. Katko serves as Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. This subcommittee has jurisdiction over agencies and programs dedicated to promoting economic development in communities suffering economic distress, including the EDA.

September 2, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced details for a virtual workshop on Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) via Zoom on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10:30am. Rep. Katko will be joined by a representative from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Together, they will answer questions from Central New Yorkers, provide information and resources on EIPs, and discuss the status of taxpayer services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals must RSVP for the Zoom meeting information.

September 1, 2020

Syracuse, NY — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $250,000 in funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been awarded to Confidential Help for Alcohol and Drugs, Inc. (CHAD) in Auburn, NY, and Farnham, Inc., in Oswego, NY, to address youth substance abuse.  Both organizations provide critical substance abuse treatment programs to the Central New York community.

August 27, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $617,000 in federal funds will be distributed to the Greater Syracuse Land Bank and Canal Society of New York State for the preservation of nationally significant sites in Central New York. The funds are available through the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures Program.

The Greater Syracuse Land Bank will use the funds to support the Gustav Stickley House Restoration, a project that will create a historic museum in the former home of Gustav Stickley, an early 20th century furniture designer and manufacturer. The Canal Society of New York State will use their funds for the preservation of historic items related to the Erie Canal in Manlius.

August 25, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today led a bipartisan effort, urging Congressional Leaders to include $1.1 billion in the next COVID-19 relief package for senior nutrition programs, such as Meals on Wheels, and other support programs offered under the Older Americans Act (OAA). Rep. Katko led this effort alongside U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D, OR-1), Elise Stefanik (R, NY-21), and Susan Wild (D, PA-7). The lawmakers were joined by 92 of their colleagues.  

August 21, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled vote in the House: 

 “This weekend, the House is set to consider legislation to ensure the viability of the United States Postal Service (USPS) during the ongoing pandemic. Now, more than ever, our community is relying on the USPS to deliver essential goods, medication, absentee ballots, and to ensure timely delivery of rental and mortgage payments and bills.  Slowing of these services would have a disastrous impact on the lives of many Americans.  Now is not the time to jeopardize USPS operations or delay services.  I will cast my vote in favor of the measure before the House.

August 21, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $608,190 in federal funds will be distributed to Owasco Fire Department in Auburn and Howlett Hill Fire Department in Syracuse, allowing the fire departments to obtain personal protective equipment (PPE) for local firefighters.

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