U.S. Congressman John Katko | E-Newsletter
Week in Review | March 18, 2018 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congressman John Katko
Week in Review

Continuing to Address Flooding Along Lake Ontario

I am committed to ensuring shoreline property owners, municipalities, farmers, and businesses are able recover from the severe flooding our region faced in 2017
. As part of this effort, is critical that we take steps to assess the detrimental impact of Plan 2014 on communities along Lake Ontario.  For this reason, I joined with my colleagues, Reps. Collins and Tenney this week in requesting a report on the impact of the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Plan 2014 on damages to the lake shoreline last Spring. We have requested that House of Representative Speaker Paul Ryan and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen require this report in the upcoming legislation that will fund the State Department for the current fiscal year. Doing so will help our local officials take action to mitigate future damages and increase preparedness. Read more by clicking here. 

Supporting HeadStart and Empowering Our Children

Thanks to PEACE, Inc. for welcoming me to visit the Merrick HeadStart program!
While I was there, I had the opportunity to congratulate Christina Lear, employee of the month. Educators like Christina play an essential role in helping our children grow into intelligent, successful adults and PEACE, Inc. does incredible work in our community to empower children and help them succeed. In Congress, I’m committed to supporting early childhood education and will continue to advocate for federal funding for programs like HeadStart to ensure comprehensive early childhood education opportunities are available for low income families in CNY and nationwide.

Leading a Bipartisan Conversation with the National Mental Health Institute

I’m a proud co-chair of the bipartisan House Mental Health Caucus with Rep. Grace F. Napolitano and Suicide Prevention Task Force Chair with Congressman Don Beyer
, and it was our distinct pleasure to host Dr. Joshua Gordon, the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, to discuss research on mental illness, and how to properly diagnose and treat it.

Advocating for Hope for Heather and Ovarian Cancer Research

I am always proud to support Hope for Heather and federal funding for Ovarian Cancer research
. Hope for Heather's mission is to raise money and awareness for ovarian cancer and to provide support for those in our community whose lives are impacted by ovarian cancer. I'm honored to advocate for this organization alongside founders Freida and Gary Weeks, and applaud their dedication to helping both survivors and their families.

Around Central New York

Here with Roland Beck, who heads up Tessy Plastics in Elbridge. Roland’s father, Henry, started this local manufacturing company in 1973.
Today, Tessy is well known throughout our region and beyond. I had the opportunity to tour their facilities, learn more their expansion throughout Central New York and internationally, and hear about their commitment to investing in the hardworking men and women that they employ. Thanks for having me!

It was another great year of the Syracuse St. Patrick's Day Parade! Great to see so many friends and neighbors out to celebrate the unofficial start of Spring in our community.

I had the high honor of speaking to over 150 members of Central New York’s law enforcement personnel at the Upstate Law Enforcement Seminar at Onondaga Community College. This forum, put on yearly in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Central New York, focused on eliminating White Supremacy and combating anti-Semitism. In Congress, I’ve fought to support funding for the Non-Profit Security Grant Program within the Department of Homeland Security. This will allow non-profits, like the Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, to apply for and receive grants to bolster security measures and, most importantly, keep our children safe. I also spoke with the group on my efforts to support law enforcement in Congress and our work on the Homeland Security Committee to keep our country safe. 

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John Katko (NY-24)
Member of Congress

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Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 24th District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

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