John Faso

John Faso: Tariff Man

Jun 5, 2019

President Trump has had varying political positions over the past 30 years. In shifting his positions, Mr. Trump is not unique.  Times change; issues change as does public opinion. Emerson once said:  “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.”

Last week, President Trump met with Democratic Congressional leaders concerning infrastructure. Sen. Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi left the meeting saying that they had a good discussion with Mr. Trump and agreed that a $2 Trillion program – likely over 10 years – would be needed.  In three weeks’ time, the President is supposed to present a plan on how to pay for such a program.

John Faso: Defending The Electoral College

Apr 16, 2019

The last time I looked, the list of Democratic Party presidential candidates had grown to 18, reminding us of the GOP free-for-all with 17 candidates in 2016.

John Faso: Marijuana - To Legalize Or not?

Mar 27, 2019

In the thank goodness for small favors category, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has removed marijuana legalization from his budget proposal.  This will allow the legislature and the public to have a more considered evaluation of the issue.

John Faso: Emergency At The Border

Mar 13, 2019

George Washington issued a presidential proclamation calling out the militia to put down a taxpayer rebellion in Pennsylvania.  Shortly after assuming office in 1861, Abraham Lincoln declared a naval blockade of Southern ports. Then, Lincoln issued an executive order increasing the size of the army and navy, and over 40,000 volunteers were given three-year enlistments.

John Faso: Beyond The Reproductive Health Act

Feb 19, 2019

“He’s got a knife! He’s going to kill the baby!” Those are the words spoken by Jennifer Irigoyen, a 35-year old Queens real estate agent who was killed in the vestibule of her apartment building in the early morning hours of February 3rd.

John Faso: The Elephant In The Room

Jan 31, 2019

While the attention of the nation has been focused on the 35-day partial government shutdown and the issue of border security, little attention has been paid to the looming fiscal crisis facing the federal government and the American people. The national debt is now over $21 trillion and current estimates suggest that we will soon be approaching annual deficits in excess of $1 trillion. Our debt and deficits are the elephant in the room which few policy-makers wish to address.

John Faso: Rhetoric Vs. Compromise

Jan 10, 2019

The partial shutdown of the federal government continues.  Nine agencies have suspended operations and all but certain employees deemed essential are temporarily furloughed. 

Congressman John Faso
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Residents of New York’s 19th Congressional district are saying goodbye to their representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, outgoing Republican John Faso wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Rep. John Faso talks with reporters in Valatie at his campaign-watch headquarters.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

As Democrats were celebrating a new beginning with Antonio Delgado’s win in the 19th House district, a longtime New York official was met with the potential end of his political career.

Social Security and Medicare have been major issues in the midterm campaign.
In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso of New York’s 19th House district wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Will the blue wave come to New York’s 19th House district?
In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

A lot of eyes are on New York’s 19th Congressional district in Tuesday’s midterms.
In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York's 19th Congressional district and the debate being held by WAMC today at 1 p.m. Dr. Chartock also shares his thoughts on early voting as November's midterm elections get closer.

AARP Releases Poll For NY-19, NY-22

Oct 2, 2018
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AARP released a poll Tuesday showing Democratic congressional candidates with leads over their incumbent Republican opponents among older voters in two key swing districts. The survey in New York’s 19th and 22nd Districts also reveals what is important to voters 50 and older, issues such as health care and Medicare.

John Faso
John Faso

North Korea is a puzzle.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican John Faso of the 19th district wraps up conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

John Faso
John Faso

America’s tax system appears poised for massive changes.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican John Faso of the 19th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

John Faso
John Faso

Our region is home to one of the nation’s few swing districts.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican John Faso of the 19th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

U.S. Capitol Building
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Several New York Republicans broke with their party today, but the House of Representatives was still able to pass a $4 trillion budget that’s the first step in a major tax overhaul. The vote was 216-212. Among the Republicans voting against the budget plan, which clears the way for a $1.5 trillion tax cut package, were: Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st district, John Katko of the 24th , Claudia Tenney of the 22nd and John Faso of the 19th. State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a Democrat, warned in a report Thursday that the elimination of deductions for state and local taxes would cost New Yorkers a combined $72 billion . Faso said in a statement that he couldn’t vote for a bill that “singled out for elimination the ability of New York families” to make such deductions.

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

Congressman John Faso, a Republican from New York’s 19th District, is in the studio today. The district encompasses all or parts of eleven counties in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Catskills and Central New York. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.

NY Congressman Faso Holds Televised Town Hall

Apr 14, 2017
U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

Congressman John Faso of New York’s 19th House district held a televised town hall Thursday night. And though protesters lined up outside the studio in Troy, the town hall itself was polite and low key. Some 80 invited constituents asked questions for more than an hour, on topics ranging from health care to Syria.

Congressman Paul Tonko met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning, March 19, 2017.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Republican leaders are planning a vote Thursday to repeal and replace much of Obamacare. Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko doesn’t think much of the plan. The Democrat met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning.

Kingston Residents Hold Congressional Town Hall Without Faso

Feb 25, 2017
Nicholas Tantillo / WAMC

Earlier this week, constituents in New York’s North Country held a town hall without their congressional representative, Republican Elise Stefanik. Organized by a progressive group on Friday, residents of Republican Congressman John Faso’s 19th District  did the same in Kingston.

Updated: 6:38 p.m. 1/27/2017

Hudson Valley Congressman John Faso, a Republican from New York’s 19th Congressional district, appeared to contradict recent statements he made on WAMC about his stance on the future of Planned Parenthood funding in a secret recording reported on by the Washington Post on Friday. But in an interview with WAMC later in the evening, Faso said he does not favor defunding Planned Parenthood and prefers the "status quo" when it comes to the organization that provides reproductive health care services.

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

Abortion remains a critical fault line in American politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he doesn’t support wholesale defunding of Planned Parenthood.

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

As has been the case for almost a decade, health care is the top issue for many in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he’d like to see happen to Obamacare.

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

Upstate New York’s 19th House district has a new Congressman.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican John Faso tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s getting used to life in Washington.

U.S. Representative John Faso
U.S. Representative John Faso

Congressman John Faso is in the studio today to answer questions from constituents. The Republican from New York’s 19th Congressional District started his first term in Congress earlier this month. His district encompasses all or parts of eleven counties in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Catskills and Central New York.

John Faso
John Faso

Republicans say the Affordable Care Act is going away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman-elect John Faso of New York’s 19th district tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what might take its place.

John Faso
John Faso

In the New Year, Republicans will be sitting pretty in Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican Congressman-elect John Faso of New York’s 19th district sits down with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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