Press Releases

January 4, 2019

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

“I made a promise when I first ran for office that I would never vote to shut down the government or to continue a government shutdown.  I kept that promise. I voted yesterday evening in support of legislation before the House to re-open the government and restore funding to critical government programming like VAWA.

January 3, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following his vote today for the Democrat rules package, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement:

“I supported the Rules package before the House today because I stand firmly in my support for the set of principles put forth by the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus to make the House run more efficiently.  Bills with broad support will now be considered quickly and the legislative process will become more transparent.  I am hopeful that with these changes, the institution will function in a more bipartisan manner.

December 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $3,737,495 grant to the Wayne County Action Program for Head Start projects.

December 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement regarding last night's vote to fund the federal government: 

“I have always believed that government shutdowns are costly, unnecessary and demonstrate a failure to seek bipartisan compromise.  I have not, and will never, vote to support a shutdown.  Last night, I voted in support of a measure before the House to fund the government and provide border security funding and natural disaster aid.

December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, with the support of U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report to H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act. 

While Rep. Katko broke with his party and voted against earlier versions of the Farm Bill, he supported the measure before the House today because updated provisions in the bill protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Nearly 18% of all households in NY-24 are dependent on SNAP benefits.

December 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following news this week that the City of Syracuse will receive $3,500,000 in a Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction grant and $600,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the below statement:

“Since coming to Congress, I’ve prioritized addressing the lead paint public health crisis faced by families and children in the most distressed neighborhoods of our City.   I’ve consistently supported grant applications by the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County to combat lead poisoning, which poses an irreversible threat to young children.

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.