Press Releases

June 26, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the introduction of the COVID-19 Hospital Forgiveness Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide Central New York hospitals with vital relief as they recover from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Katko introduced this bipartisan measure alongside U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D, OH-9), Bob Gibbs (R, OH-7), and 37 of their colleagues.

June 25, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $10.9 million in federal funding for Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

These funds, available through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Rep. Katko supported, will help support renovation projects at the Airport.

June 25, 2020

Director Would Lead National Cyber Strategy and PolicyServe as the President’s Principal Advisor on Cybersecurity

June 24, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced $134,286 in funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been awarded to AccessCNY, a provider of mental health services in Syracuse. 

June 24, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY—U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the introduction of the Coronavirus Health Care Worker Wellness Act, bipartisan legislation that would ensure frontline providers have access to quality mental health resources as they cope with the traumatic impact of treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Katko introduced this measure alongside, U.S. Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D, IL-8)and Frederica Wilson (D, FL-24).

June 23, 2020

Katko: With Bipartisan Support in Both Chambers, Congress Must Pass Commonsense Legislation to Ensure Our Nation is Protected Against Cyberthreats

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Ranking Member on the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection & Innovation Subcommittee, today applauded U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ) for introduction in the Senate of companion legislation to Katko’s Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act. With bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress, Rep. Katko today called for immediate consideration of this measure.

June 19, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that On Point for College has received $110,394 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that supports service and volunteering organizations including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund. The funds were awarded as part of the CNCS Days of Service Grant Program, and will support local On Point for College volunteers at  a September 11th Day of Service event in 2021.  In Congress, Rep. Katko has advocated for increased funding for the CNCS.

June 15, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (R, NY-24) today introduced a bipartisan, bicameral resolution to designate June 2020 as ‘National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month’ and June 27, 2020 as ‘National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day.’  This measure aims to reduce the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and encourage veterans and servicemembers suffering from PTSD to seek mental health treatment. Rep. Katko was joined by U.S. Reps. Scott Peters (D, CA-52), Brian Mast (R, FL-18), and Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D, NY-22) in introducing this measure. A companion resolution was introduced in the Senate by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

June 11, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced Margaret Hunt, a senior at Westhill High School, has been named the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 24th Congressional District. Her piece, titled “The Horse of Inis Mór,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one full year.

June 10, 2020

New Award Highlights Katko’s Willingness to Work Across the Aisle to Advance Bipartisan Solutions

SYRACUSE, NY— U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. The new award recognizes Members of Congress, who in their actions, have demonstrated a willingness to work across the aisle to advance bipartisan solutions.