Press Releases

March 23, 2018

Syracuse, New York – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this week spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the 24th annual Vera House White Ribbon Campaign and to urge his colleagues to stand in solidarity against domestic violence and sexual assault.

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

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak out against domestic violence and sexual abuse.

March 23, 2018

WASHINGTON— In the wake of the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida last month, U.S. Reps. John Katko (R, NY-24) and Henry Cuellar (D, TX-28) today announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation, the Securing Our Children Act of 2018.  This measure would create a commission tasked with developing recommendations for policymakers on how to properly address issues related to the safety and security of our nation’s children.  

March 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following passage in the House of the Omnibus spending bill, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) highlighted several wins for Central New York.

March 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24), Claudia Tenney (NY-22) and John Faso (NY-19) this week called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reconsider its denial of major disaster declaration relief for counties in each of their districts that were impacted by severe storms and flooding in July 2017.

March 16, 2018

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

“I’m incredibly saddened by the loss of my friend and colleague, Rep. Louise Slaughter. Despite our party differences, Louise was always willing to work together in a bipartisan manner to fight for the people of our neighboring districts in Upstate New York. It was an honor to serve alongside her. During this difficult time, Robin and I keep her family, loved ones, and the people of Rochester and Monroe County in our thoughts and prayers.”


March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Three members of New York’s upstate Congressional delegation whose districts border on Lake Ontario are asking the State Department to issue a report on the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Plan 2014 and damages to the lake shoreline last Spring. Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27), Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22), and Congressman John Katko (NY-24) have requested that House of Representative Speaker Paul Ryan and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen require this report in the upcoming legislation that will fund the State Department for the current fiscal year.

February 28, 2018
City of Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler testifies before the House Committee on Energy & Commerce on the need to reform laws banning synthetic substances

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, City of Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler urged the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to move legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) to combat the synthetic drug epidemic.   Video of Chief Fowler’s testimony can be found here.

February 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday evening, with the support of U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), the House passed H.R. 1865 - Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, legislation to empower human trafficking survivors and provide state and local law enforcement with the necessary legal tools to go after websites that facilitate human trafficking.

February 9, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that, following passage of the Bipartisan Budget Actwhich he supported, Oswego Health will receive $1.4 million to continue to serve those most in need.

February 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement on House passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act:

“This morning, with my support, the House passed a bipartisan budget measure.