WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass bicameral, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act.
This measure disqualifies an individual from operating a commercial motor vehicle for life if he or she committed a human trafficking crime. A similar ban is currently in place for drug trafficking in which a felony conviction carries a lifetime ban.
Before the vote, Rep. Katko spoke on the floor of the House in support of the legislation. His remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this week joined a bipartisan group of his New York colleagues to reiterate to leaders in the House the importance of funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
In September, Rep. Katko urged his colleagues in Congress to act in a bipartisan manner to reauthorize the program, which expired at the end of that month. While New York currently has sufficient funding to sustain CHIP through the beginning of next year, it is imperative that Congress act urgently to reauthorize this program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following passage in the U.S. House of Representatives today of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today highlighted significant wins for Central New York in the final tax reform legislation scheduled for a vote in the House and Senate today.
Rep. Katko, who supported the Tax Cut and Jobs Act in the House, continued to advocate for Central New York’s interests as the House and Senate worked together to conference on the bill. Following his advocacy, the final version of the bill retains the income exclusion for graduate tuition waivers, the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit, and tax-exempt status for private activity bonds (PABs).
Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representatives Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), John Katko (NY-24), Chris Collins (NY-27) and John Faso (NY-19) called on House Leadership to include language in the continuing resolution critical to protecting rural hospitals in Upstate New York. The proposed legislative text would fix an error the Medicare contractor for New York and New England made when determining a Medicare payment adjustment called the Volume Decrease Adjustment (VDA). This error has forced 16 small, rural hospitals to repay over $15 million with a punitive interest rate of over 9 percent.
Legislation would expand eligibility for servicemembers to transfer education benefits
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Katko (R-NY) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Education Assistance to Realign New Eligibilities for Dependents (EARNED) Act, bipartisan legislation that would add an additional category of servicemembers eligible to transfer entitlement to post-9/11 educational assistance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As leaders in the House and Senate finalize the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) has urged leaders to consider several issues critical to New York’s 24th Congressional District and its economy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today asked that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reconsider aid requests recently denied for Cayuga and Monroe Counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a bipartisan vote today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee, to ensure that the men and women of the U.S. Secret Service are paid for the overtime they work in 2017 and 2018. Rep. Katko was joined by Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, as well as Reps. Trey Gowdy, Michael McCaul, Bennie Thompson, and Bonnie Watson-Coleman, in introducing H.R.