Press Releases

August 3, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) led Republicans from New York’s Congressional Delegation in urging additional funds for New York nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Rep. Katko was joined by U.S. Reps. Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Pete King (NY-2), Elise M. Stefanik (NY-21), and Tom Reed (NY-23) in this effort.

August 3, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced details for a Telephone Town Hall tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4th at 6:10pm. Rep. Katko will take questions from listeners and provide an update on the ongoing negotiations for an additional COVID-19 relief package. 

July 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today introduced the Lowering Drug Costs for Seniors Act of 2020. Amid increased economic uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic and with skyrocketing drug prices impacting seniors in Central New York, Rep. Katko’s bipartisan legislation limits out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare Part D recipients and provides payments to seniors who faced increased out-of-pocket expenses in the Medicare Part D ‘donut hole’ in 2020. Rep. Katko introduced this bipartisan measure alongside U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D, FL-7). 

July 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced several key wins for Central New York in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020.  Rep. Katko, who serves as a leader on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, worked across the aisle to develop this bill in Committee, and supported its passage in the House.

July 29, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement on the New York State Department of Transportation’s (NYSDOT) submission of the I-81 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

“I’m glad to see the NYSDOT taking the long-awaited step to formally submit the state’s draft I-81 plan to the Federal Highway Administration. This move allows our community to take the next step forward in a monumental project that will impact the City of Syracuse and the surrounding region for generations to come.

July 28, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $1,594,129 in funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has been awarded to Liberty Resources, Inc., and Contact Community Services, Inc., providers of mental health and suicide prevention services in Syracuse.

July 28, 2020

Katko & Rice: We Strongly Urge NYS to Immediately Issue Guidance to Address Issues Ahead of the 2020 General Election; Voters Must Have Full Confidence in Our Democratic Processes 

SYRACUSE, NY— With less than 100 days until Election Day, and following complications with New York State’s June Primary Election, U.S. Reps. John Katko (R, NY-24) and Kathleen Rice (D, NY-4) today took bipartisan action urging the New York State Board of Elections to immediately issue guidance for the 2020 General Election that increases preparedness, strengthens election systems, combats disinformation campaigns, and ensures all voters have the means to safely and efficiently vote.

July 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today announced introduction of the Edith Shorougian Senior Victims of Fraud Compensation Act, bipartisan legislation that will help elderly victims of financial scams recoup their losses by expanding and increasing access to the Crime Victims Fund. The bill is named in honor of Edith Shorougian, who lost over $80,000 in retirement savings after being scammed by a financial planner and comes as local seniors experience an uptick in scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Katko introduced this measure alongside U.S. Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D, OR-1), Peter King (R, NY-2), Ayanna Pressley (D, MA-8), and Elise Stefanik (R, NY-21).

July 23, 2020

Following Publication of GAO Report, Members Call For More Accountability and Transparency

Members: Plan 2014 Is Broken & The IJC Needs To Do More

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Reps. John Katko (R, NY-24), Anthony Brindisi (D, NY-22), and Joseph Morelle (D, NY-25) issued the following statement after publication of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on Plan 2014 and the International Joint Commission:

July 23, 2020

Great American Outdoors Act Supports Investment in Onondaga Lake, Green Lakes State Park, Oneida Shores, Sodus Bay, Wright’s Landing, Fairhaven Beach, and Emerson Park

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