Press Releases

November 5, 2018
New Funding Will Help Support City of Syracuse as Law Enforcement Works to Combat Rise in Gang Violence, Builds on City’s Efforts to Maintain Positive Police-Community Relations

Syracuse, New York — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh today announced the City of Syracuse has been awarded nearly $300,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for Body-Worn Cameras for the City of Syracuse Police Department.  Congressman Katko supported the application for funding submitted by the City of Syracuse.

October 29, 2018

Syracuse, New York Congressman John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement regarding the announcement by U.S. Attorney Grant Jaquith that fourteen "110 gang" members will be prosecuted under federal anti-racketeering law:

October 24, 2018
Syracuse, New York U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today issued the following statement:

"I unequivocally condemn the threats made today.  Violence against anyone - from any party - is unacceptable and contrary our nation’s values. In the current heightened threat environment, we must take these acts very seriously. I applaud the swift and professional response by the men and women of the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI, and our first responders to keep our country safe.


October 10, 2018

Syracuse, New York — Yesterday evening, bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. John Katko, the Fort Ontario Study Act, was signed into law by President Donald Trump.

“Since coming to Congress in 2015, putting Fort Ontario on the path to becoming a National Park has been among my top priorities.  Fort Ontario and Safe Haven National Refugee Shelter are important sites both in our regional history as well as the history of our country,”said Rep. John Katko.  “I could not be more enthused that this bill is now law and our treasured landmark is on its way to being nationally recognized.”

September 29, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Federal Aviation Authorization (FAA) Reauthorization Act, a measure which included the language of seven bipartisan bills introduced and championed by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24).

September 25, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Standing today at Vera House, Inc., U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Vera House Executive Director Randi Bregman called on Congress to pass a bipartisan, long-term reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Rep. Katko and Bregman were joined by survivors in urging both sides of the aisle to prioritize a bipartisan reauthorization.

Since being signed into law in 1994, VAWA has helped to protect and support millions of American who have faced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.  The measure is currently set to expire on September 30th. 

September 24, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement:

“I join our community in thanking Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney for her years of public service to Central New York.

“Joanie has always had the courage to rise above politics to do what is right for our community.  Because of these efforts, we have seen an unprecedented investment in water infrastructure and Onondaga Lake, reduced county property taxes, and streamlined services for taxpayers during her tenure as County Executive.

September 21, 2018

OSWEGO, NEW YORK – Standing this morning at Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, U.S. Rep. John Katko was joined by Oswego County advocates, elected officials, educators, students, and community members in celebrating passage of the Fort Ontario Study Act by both Houses of Congress.  

September 18, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Following unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate this evening of The Fort Ontario Study Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. John Katko, the Congressman released the following statement:

September 14, 2018


WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week Reps. John Katko (R-NY-24)Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), and Don Beyer (D-VA-08) introduced H.Res. 1067 to recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.