Press Releases

December 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. – This evening, legislation authored by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) to reauthorize the Brownfields Program passed the U.S. House of Representatives with broad, bipartisan support.  The legislation was included as part of a larger, comprehensive bill, H.R. 3017, the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017.

November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved two bipartisan bills introduced by Rep. John Katko (NY-24) to address human trafficking on the Nation’s highways, as well as sweeping FEMA reform legislation.

November 21, 2017

Syracuse, New York – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) penned the following op-ed published today on outlining his position on tax reform legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

Rep. Katko: Why I voted for tax reform bill Post Standard

By: Rep. John Katko

November 21, 2017

November 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Tom Suozzi (NY-3) today announced that they have introduced bipartisan legislation geared towards reducing opioid addiction and drug abuse in New York and nationwide.  

The legislation, introduced in the Senate by Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would limit the initial supply of opioid prescription for acute pain to seven days.  When a person is treated for acute pain, such as a broken bone or wisdom teeth extraction, an over-prescription of a painkiller can pave the way to addiction and abuse.  This legislation is modeled after current New York State law.

November 16, 2017

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:

“Since I first began running for Congress, I’ve advocated for comprehensive tax reform to ensure working families in Central New York can take home more of what they earn and to level the playing field so our local businesses can compete on the world stage.  Today, I cast my vote in favor of a bill to start the process of making those promises a reality. 

November 7, 2017

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  Today, members of the Tuesday Group Caucus elected Rep. John Katko (NY-24) to serve as a Co-Chair of the caucus. He joins Co-Chairs Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) for the remainder of the 115th Congress.

“Tuesday Group is a constructive group of dedicated Members of Congress committed to advancing real solutions, and I’m honored to be selected to serve as co-chair alongside Reps. Dent and Stefanik,” said Rep. Katko. “Despite the gridlock in Washington, I have always worked across the aisle to produce results.  Serving in this capacity will strengthen my ability to continue this work as an independent voice for Central New York.”

November 2, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this afternoon provided the following statement regarding the Tax Cut and Jobs Act:

“Since I first began running to represent Central New York in Congress, I have advocated for reforms to ensure families can take home more of what they earn and to level the playing field so that small businesses and local manufacturers can grow and thrive.  The bill introduced in the House today is a starting point for desperately needed action on tax reform. 

November 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), Member of the House Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Transportation & Protective Security Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding today’s attack in Manhattan:

October 27, 2017

North Syracuse, NY – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today reiterated his commitment to standing up for Central New York seniors in Congress.  During a visit to North Area Meals on Wheels today, Rep. Katko highlighted efforts in Congress to prevent funding cuts to programs critical to Central New York’s senior population.  This afternoon, he will host a telephone town hall conference with seniors.

October 26, 2017
Rep. Katko Joins President Trump at White House for Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) joined President Trump at the White House as he declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency.   Following the President’s remarks, Rep. Katko issued the following statement:

“I applaud the President for declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency.  The opioid and synthetic drug epidemic has devastated families in Central New York and communities nationwide.  Since coming to Congress, I have made addressing this scourge a top priority and we have taken some key bipartisan steps towards increasing resources available to treat and prevent addiction and to support our law enforcement.  However, much more attention is needed.