Press Releases

July 21, 2020

NDAA Supports CNY’s Workforce, Strengthens National Security, Enhances Resources for Troops, and Includes Katko Measures to Bolster Cybersecurity & Expand Access to Mental Healthcare

WASHINGTON, DC –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this evening announced several key wins for Central New York in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. Rep. Katko supported this bipartisan measure, which passed the House today.

July 20, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced details for a Telephone Town Hall he will hold on Tuesday, July 21. Rep. Katko will be joined by a representative from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Together, they will take questions from listeners, provide seniors with information and resources on Economic Impact Payments (EIPs), and discuss the status of taxpayer services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 18, 2020

Syracuse, New York —  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis:

"Today our nation mourns the loss of John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights movement who dedicated his life to fighting for equality. He was an American hero who never wavered in his pursuit to make our country a more fair, just place.

July 16, 2020

Katko: We Must Address Procedural Obstacles that Prevent CNY Small Businesses From Receiving the Assistance They Need 

SYRACUSE, NY—U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today led a bipartisan effort urging the Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Treasury Department to make targeted improvements to address disparities in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  Katko made the request after hearing from several local businesses who received PPP loans, but due to subsequent PPP guidance or confusion with the application process, obtained loans that were smaller than what they were entitled to receive.

July 15, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that the House Committee on Energy and Commerce has advanced out of Committee the Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation he introduced to bolster aid for local suicide crisis centers. The bill will now head to the House floor for consideration. Rep. Katko released the following statement: 

July 14, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— As the nation approaches the tax filing deadline this Wednesday, July 15th, U.S. Reps. John Katko (R, NY-24) and Anthony Brindisi (D, NY-22) today called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to deploy a strategy that provides necessary flexibility to struggling taxpayers and allows for the efficient delivery of tax refunds amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 13, 2020

Katko Introduces Series of Bipartisan Solarium Recommendations to Enhance Nation’s Cybersecurity 

July 10, 2020

Over 9,000 Local Small Business PPP Loans & Nearly 200,000 Local Jobs Saved Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement applauding the tremendous impact of the PPP program in Central New York.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this week that small businesses in NY-24 have received 9,154 loans through the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), saving nearly 200,000 local jobs.

July 9, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Reps. John Katko (R, NY-24) and Anthony Brindisi (D, NY-22) today announced the IRS will provide additional guidance to taxpayers who received an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) debit card, but have yet to activate it.  The IRS plans to send letters in early July advising these individuals to utilize their card, or obtain a free replacement if necessary. This announcement comes one week after Reps. Katko and Brindisi called on the IRS to take immediate action to address confusion surrounding the agency’s delivery of these payments.

July 8, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today called on Congressional Leaders to set partisan politics aside and work together to deliver a bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief package that provides additional relief to Central New York working families, small businesses, frontline healthcare providers, and hospitals. Rep. Katko led this bipartisan effort alongside U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D, FL-7), and was joined by U.S. Reps. Anthony Brindisi (D, NY-22), Max Rose (D, NY-11), Elise Stefanik (R, NY-21), Conor Lamb (D, PA-17), Brian Fitzpatrick (R, PA-1), Sanford Bishop (D, GA-2), David P. Joyce (R, OH-14), Henry Cuellar (D, TX-28), Susan W.

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