Press Releases

June 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. House of Representatives this evening passed two bipartisan measures introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24).  H.R. 5081, the Surface Transportation and Technology Accountability Act, and H.R. 5730, the Transportation Security Technology Innovation Reform Act, both passed the House with unanimous bipartisan support.

The bills are the 13th and 14th bipartisan measures Katko has moved through the House this Congress.  During the time Rep. Katko has served Central New York in Washington, he has consistently been ranked one of the most productive members from either side of the aisle.

June 21, 2018
Bill Creates New Cyber Competition to Identify and Understand Election Interference Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05) and John Katko (NY-24) introduced the bipartisan Prevent Election Hacking Act of 2018 to help combat the threat of election hacking. The legislation will create a competition, commonly known as a bug bounty program, that rewards cyber experts that are able to identify vulnerabilities in our election infrastructure.

June 18, 2018

SYRACUSE, NYU.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border:

“We must keep our borders secure, however, we must do so in a humane way that preserves family unity and keeps young children safe.  I urge the Administration to prioritize these principles in enforcing the laws of this country.

June 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a bipartisan vote this morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed historic legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) to address the heroin and synthetic drug epidemic plaguing Central New York and communities nationwide.

The bipartisan bill, the Stop the Importation of Synthetic Drug the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act of 2017 was authored and introduced by Katko last year in response to a surge in synthetic drug overdoses in Central New York.  

June 14, 2018
Trade Policy Could Devastate Newspaper Industry, Eliminate U.S. Jobs & Reduce Public Access to Local News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmembers John Katko (NY-24), Brian Higgins (NY-26), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), John Faso (NY-19), and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) led a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging reconsideration of the tariffs on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper (UGW), used as newsprint, which will have a severe impact on local newspapers.

June 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to honor the lives of Morgan Brittany Axe, who died from a heroin overdose, and Victor Orlando Woolson, who drowned after using the synthetic drug fentanyl.

This week and next week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on numerous pieces of legislation that offer solutions to the opioid and synthetic drug epidemic that has plagued Central New York and communities nationwide.

Video of Representative Katko’s can be found here. His remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below:

May 21, 2018

Syracuse, New York – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the creation of two education advisory boards in order to gain valuable input on legislative priorities from Central New York educators.

The first advisory board is focused on primary and secondary education throughout Wayne, Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties. The second is focused on higher education and includes representatives from every higher education facility in the district.

May 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement regarding H.R. 2, The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.

“Our region’s farmers and growers contribute significantly to Central New York’s economy and I’ve proudly fought for their interests in Washington.  The Farm Bill before the House today included critical relief for our dairy farmers by improving the Margin Protection Program.  It prevented cuts for crop insurance that CNY farmers heavily depend on, and it strengthened programs for apple and other specialty crop farmers.  I was proud to advocate for these reforms, and applaud their inclusion in the bill that the House voted on today.

May 14, 2018

LIVERPOOL, NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today joined company leaders at Dot Foods in Liverpool to highlight the positive impact of tax reform for this company and its employees in CNY.  Company leaders thanked Rep. Katko for supporting the new tax law, which has allowed Dot Foods, Inc. to make an investment in its workforce and facilities.

May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, led by Co-Chairs John Katko (R-NY-24) and Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), in conjunction with leading mental health organizations, held a bipartisan briefing on childhood depression and the importance of identifying and treating problems early in life.