Press Releases

February 2, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK –  Today, following release of the U.S. Department of Labor report indicating that the economy added 200,000 jobs in January and wages have grown at the fastest rate since 2009, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the following statement:

February 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the President’s call for strengthened infrastructure during this week’s State of the Union address, U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) has introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation in the House to modernize our nation’s water infrastructure systems.  Rep. Katko was joined by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) in offering the bill.

January 30, 2018
Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and House Energy & Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (OR-2) talk in Washington this afternoon with Teresa Woolson of Oswego about combating the heroin and synthetic drug epidemic.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) will this evening be joined for the President’s State of the Union address by Teresa Woolson, an Oswego County mother who lost her son, Victor, to synthetic drugs in August 2012.  Following Victor’s death, Woolson created the Victor Orlando Woolson (V.O.W.) Foundation in his honor.  Since then, has worked tirelessly on a local, state, and federal level to advocate for stronger policies to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid addiction and combat the rise of synthetic drugs. 

January 25, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21), urged the President, the Department of Transportation (DOT), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week to support New York’s application for the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP).


January 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement:

“It is incumbent upon Congress to keep the government open and functioning.  We can have disagreement and debate, but a shutdown is not the answer.  As Congress works now to re-open the government, we must put the partisan bickering and blame aside and work across party lines to find consensus.  I am committed to doing so, and will refuse my paycheck until the government re-opens and all of our nation’s defense personnel are paid.  During this time, my offices in Central New York and Washington will remain open for normal business hours so that we may continue to assist constituents.” 

January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Louise Slaughter (NY-25), announced today that, following their advocacy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted aid requests previously denied for Cayuga and Monroe Counties.

January 12, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) this week called on the New York State Public Service Commission to examine the potential benefits of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act and to determine whether to pass along savings to ratepayers.

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, which Rep. Katko supported in the House, substantially lowers the tax rate for utility companies.  As such, many companies are passing these savings on to ratepayers and nationwide, Americans are beginning to see the benefits of the federal tax law in their monthly energy bills.   Regulators in states such as Indiana, Montana, and Louisiana are evaluating the implications of the new tax law for customers.   Today, Rep. Katko urged New York to do the same.

January 11, 2018

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Following yesterday’s release of a bipartisan infrastructure report by the Problem Solvers Caucus Infrastructure Working Group led by U.S. Reps. John Katko (NY-24) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), Central New York transportation stakeholders today highlighted the importance of focusing on infrastructure on a federal level.

January 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) and Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), co-chairs of the Problem Solvers Caucus Infrastructure Working Group, released a bipartisan report today highlighting a series of recommendations to build a 21st century infrastructure network.

January 8, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) to combat the threat of human trafficking was today signed into law by President Trump.