Press Releases

June 14, 2018
Trade Policy Could Devastate Newspaper Industry, Eliminate U.S. Jobs & Reduce Public Access to Local News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmembers John Katko (NY-24), Brian Higgins (NY-26), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), John Faso (NY-19), and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) led a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging reconsideration of the tariffs on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper (UGW), used as newsprint, which will have a severe impact on local newspapers.

June 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to honor the lives of Morgan Brittany Axe, who died from a heroin overdose, and Victor Orlando Woolson, who drowned after using the synthetic drug fentanyl.

This week and next week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on numerous pieces of legislation that offer solutions to the opioid and synthetic drug epidemic that has plagued Central New York and communities nationwide.

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

May 21, 2018

Syracuse, New York – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the creation of two education advisory boards in order to gain valuable input on legislative priorities from Central New York educators.

The first advisory board is focused on primary and secondary education throughout Wayne, Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties. The second is focused on higher education and includes representatives from every higher education facility in the district.

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May 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement regarding H.R. 2, The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.

“Our region’s farmers and growers contribute significantly to Central New York’s economy and I’ve proudly fought for their interests in Washington.  The Farm Bill before the House today included critical relief for our dairy farmers by improving the Margin Protection Program.  It prevented cuts for crop insurance that CNY farmers heavily depend on, and it strengthened programs for apple and other specialty crop farmers.  I was proud to advocate for these reforms, and applaud their inclusion in the bill that the House voted on today.

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May 14, 2018

LIVERPOOL, NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today joined company leaders at Dot Foods in Liverpool to highlight the positive impact of tax reform for this company and its employees in CNY.  Company leaders thanked Rep. Katko for supporting the new tax law, which has allowed Dot Foods, Inc. to make an investment in its workforce and facilities.

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May 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, led by Co-Chairs John Katko (R-NY-24) and Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), in conjunction with leading mental health organizations, held a bipartisan briefing on childhood depression and the importance of identifying and treating problems early in life.

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May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) penned the following op-ed published today with New Democrat Coalition Chair Congressman Jim Himes (D, CT- 04) on the need to find a permanent and bipartisan solution for Dreamers.

Rep. Katko: Working together on a permanent legislative solution for Dreamers

The Hill

By: Rep. John Katko and Rep. Jim Himes

May 9, 2018

May 8, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement after President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal:

May 3, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced Joan Hodges, a senior at Union Springs High School in Cayuga County, as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the 24th Congressional District.  Her piece, titled, “Backseat,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one full year.

“Each year, my office receives a number of remarkable pieces of artwork from talented artists from all over Central New York,” said Rep. John Katko. “I am proud to announce Joan Hodges from Cayuga has been named this year’s winner. Joan is an extremely talented artist, and I look forward to seeing her artwork each day that I walk to the Capitol.”

April 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the support of U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24), the House passed legislation today to reauthorize the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is a five-year bill which provides long-term stability for the nation’s aviation community, continues investment in U.S. airports, and makes necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation. 

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