Press Releases

July 8, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— Following this week’s report from the New York State Department of Health, indicating that at least 545 Central New York nursing home workers were infected with COVID-19 and unknowingly spread the disease to residents, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement renewing his call for an independent and thorough review of New York State’s nursing home policy: 

July 8, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today led Republican Members of Congress in calling on Congressional Leaders to immediately provide direct assistance to local governments in Central New York and across the country. With local governments facing significant revenue shortfalls, Rep. Katko and his colleagues highlighted the urgent need for additional funds to prevent the interruption of essential services and to support emergency responders, sanitation workers, building and repair crews, and other vital workers. Rep. Katko was joined by U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), Fred Upton (MI-04), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Paul Cook (CA-08), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Peter T. King (NY-02),  Gus M. Bilirakis (FL-12), and David P.

July 7, 2020

Syracuse Community Health Center has Played Key Role in CNY COVID-19 Testing; New Funding will Improve Remote Care,  Provide Mental Health Support

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $247,510 in funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been awarded to Syracuse Community Health Center (SCHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves more than 34,000 patients each year in Onondaga County.

July 7, 2020

Katko: With Central New Yorkers Still Confronting the Devastating Impacts of this Crisis, the Administration & Federal Government Must Learn from Past Mistakes, Fully Prepare to Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases  

SYRACUSE, NY— With COVID-19 cases continuing to spike across the country, U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today introduced legislation to ensure the Administration and Federal Government are fully prepared to respond to this crisis, and future COVID-19 resurgences.  Katko introduced the bipartisan COVID Preparedness, Response, and Effective Planning for Advanced Requirements by the Executive Branch (PREPARE) Act alongside U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D, IL-10). 

July 6, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) called on Congressional Leaders to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to address rising food insecurity and high demand at local food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Katko led this bipartisan effort alongside U.S. Reps. Barbara Lee (D, CA-13), and Marcia L. Fudge (D, OH-11), and was joined by 161 other Members of Congress. 

July 3, 2020

Katko & Brindisi: The IRS Must Ensure Working Families Receive Timely Relief

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Reps. John Katko (R, NY-24) and Anthony Brindisi (D, NY-22) today led a bipartisan effort urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to take immediate steps to address confusion surrounding the agency’s delivery of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by debit card.

July 2, 2020

Katko: Funds Will Be Critical as CNY Responds to, and Recovers from COVID-19 Pandemic

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), today announced $400,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has been awarded to the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board. The Board is a public agency that sponsors a wide range of projects that help grow and develop communities in Central New York.

July 1, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), along with U.S. Reps. Elise Stefanik (R, NY-21) and Anthony Brindisi (D, NY-22), led members of New York’s Congressional Delegation in calling on U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to strongly enforce critical dairy provisions under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which goes into effect today. This effort comes amid growing concerns regarding Canada’s intentions to adhere to critical market access provisions in the agreement. Reps. Katko, Stefanik and Brindisi were joined in this effort by U.S. Reps. Antonio Delgado (D, NY-19), Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18), and Tom Reed (R, NY-23). 

June 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today announced the introduction of the Reinvigorating Lending for the Future (RLF) Act of 2020, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that reduces barriers to lending through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Revolving Loan Fund Program. Rep. Katko introduced this measure alongside U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D, MN-7). Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).