Press Releases

August 20, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $673,781 in federal funds will be distributed to Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College to provide support services that increase retention and graduation rates among low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities. 

August 18, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today announced the introduction of The Improving Opportunities for New Americans Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the local economy and help ensure immigrant families in Central New York are able to fully utilize their skills. Rep. Katko introduced this measure alongside U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams (D, UT-4).

August 14, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24), Ranking Member on the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Innovation Subcommittee, this week introduced the Cyber Navigators Act. Ahead of November’s General Election, Rep. Katko’s bill aims to address the shortage in cyber experts at the state and local level who can navigate the complexities of election systems and address vulnerabilities. Rep. Katko introduced this bipartisan measure alongside U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D, NY-4). 

August 13, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded public housing organizations in Central New York with $1,286,969 in funding to support individuals and families assisted by Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) and Mainstream Vouchers. These vouchers provide low-income families, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly with safe and affordable housing options in the private market. 

August 12, 2020

Katko to Secretary DeVos: Prevent Disruptions to Campus Sexual Assault & Anti-Discrimination Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24), today urged the Department of Education to delay the effective date for new Title IX regulations, set to take effect this Friday. This effort follows conversations with local domestic violence advocates and school administrators who expressed concern about implementing changes to campus sexual assault and discrimination procedures while already working to implement safety protocols to campuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 11, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $414,100 in federal funding for Helio Health, Inc. in Syracuse, a behavioral health provider that treats patients with mental health disorders and helps individuals recover from substance use disorders.

August 7, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) yesterday spoke directly with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to urge the immediate release of additional direct assistance to Central New York hospitals as they continue to suffer from the devastating impacts of COVID-19. Rep. Katko made this request after hearing from local hospitals facing prolonged financial uncertainty due to the costs incurred from the suspension of elective procedures and sharp decline in patient volume during the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 6, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— Ahead of the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) final determination on whether the antidumping duties on rebar from Mexico and the countervailing duties on rebar from Turkey should remain in place, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today testified before the Commission on behalf of American rebar producers, including Nucor Steel’s plant in Auburn. Highlighting the significant impact COVID-19 has had on domestic manufacturers, Rep. Katko urged the ITC to use the tools available to ensure unfair trade practices do not inflict additional damage on rebar producers like Nucor Steel.

August 5, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) penned the following op-ed, published in The Hill, on the need to deliver additional funds to state and local governments. The submission comes amid ongoing negotiations in Congress on the next COVID-19 relief package.  

Congress Must Deliver Aid to State and Local Governments, Empower Localities to Continue Assisting in COVID-19 Response Efforts

The Hill

August 4, 2020

By Rep. John Katko

August 4, 2020

Katko: With COVID-19 Cases Continuing to Spike Across the Country, Bipartisan Bill Ensures the Administration & Federal Government are Fully Prepared to Combat a Resurgence in COVID-19

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the Problem Solvers Caucus has officially endorsed the COVID Preparedness, Response, and Effective Planning for Advanced Requirements by the Executive Branch (PREPARE) Act, bipartisan legislation he introduced last month alongside U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D, IL-10).