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Rep. Katko says he will vote for bipartisan gun safety bill

U.S. Representative John Katko said on Wednesday that he will vote for the bipartisan gun safety bill once it is brought before the House for a vote. “It is my strong belief that this legislation represents a consensus approach to addressing the ... MORE
At rally, Trump takes credit for Katko decision not to seek re-election

At rally, Trump takes credit for Katko decision not to seek re-election

At a rally over the weekend in Arizona, former President Donald Trump took credit for Congressman John Katko’s recent decision not to seek re-election. Syracuse.com reports Trump vowed to “get rid of” all ten Republican members of Congress who voted to impeach ... MORE
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Rep. John Katko will retire, not seek fifth term in Congress

U.S. Rep. John Katko will not seek re-election. The Republican based in Camillus said he would retire at the end of the year. Until recently, rumors of Katie’s retirement were few and far between. In October he had $1.2 million cash on ... MORE
Commission’s electoral maps rejected by legislature, will lawmakers take over the job themselves?

Commission’s electoral maps rejected by legislature, will lawmakers take over the job themselves?

This week, state lawmakers, by a wide margin, rejected congressional and state legislature maps drawn by the New York Independent Redistricting Commission. The commission was formed after passage of a constitutional amendment in 2014 to take the job away from partisan legislators ... MORE
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Congressman John Katko tests positive for COVID-19, is vaccinated and boosted

Congressman John Katko has tested positive for COVID-19. The 24th District Republican said in a statement Monday he is vaccinated and has received a booster shot. He says he is experiencing only mild symptoms. Katko says he will cast his votes by ... MORE
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Air Force Veteran Sarah Klee Hood announces bid to challenge Rep. Katko in Republican Primary for 24th District

Another challenger has entered the primary contest for Rep. John Katie’s seat in the 24th District. Sarah Klee Hood, an Air Force veteran and working mother, joined the contest marking the second entrance to the primary fight this week. Timothy Ko, a ... MORE
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Congressman John Katko will have Republican challenger: Timothy Ko enters the race

Congressman John Katko is going to have a challenger in the 24th District. It will come long before the general election though. Timothy Ko, a Physician Assistant Specialist in Neurosurgery, announced his bid for the seat – challenging the incumbent. “When people ... MORE
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Disaster or not? Katko bill to fix disaster assessment process after flooding, storms gets through House

In recent months the ways in which federal disaster aid is either distributed, or not, has become a controversial topic. For example, select counties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes were denied federal aid after historic flooding during the summer and ... MORE
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New bill will reshape bail reform for offenders that commit violent crimes, give judges discretion

New legislation, if passed, would give judges the ability to use discretion when deciding if they’d like to release someone on bail. The bill is being prepared by Representative John Katko. Many victims feel that if the person accused of committing a ... MORE
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DHS Office of Inspector General releases report on COVID-19 at the border and Rep. John Katko responds

A report about COVID-19 at the border was recently released by the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General and Representative John Katko has issued a response. In his response he explained that President Biden’s DHS is playing political games ... MORE
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Rep. Katko will face challenge by Lyons resident

Congressman John Katko will have a challenger as he seeks a fourth term. John Murtari, a Lyons resident, has filed paperwork to challenge Rep. Katko. He’s not a political newcomer- having previously ran for office in 1994, before calling it quits for ... MORE
John Katko, a conservative change of heart

John Katko, a conservative change of heart

Once upon a time, Congressman John Katko considered Donald Trump as a divisive but necessary fixture in American politics, but that belief recently changed, causing him to cut ties with the disgraced leader in only a matter of a few months — ... MORE
Rep. Katko reflects on decision to impeach President Trump

Rep. Katko reflects on decision to impeach President Trump

Congressman John Katko says he knows he did the right thing by voting to impeach President Donald Trump after the insurrection on January 6th. He acknowledged in an interview with The Auburn Citizen that he likely frustrated some Republican voters, but his ... MORE
Rep. John Katko says he will vote to impeach President Trump (video)

Rep. John Katko says he will vote to impeach President Trump (video)

Congressman John Katko, who represents the Syracuse-area including Cayuga County, spoke on the House floor last night supporting impeachment of President Donald Trump. During his remarks, Katko made it clear that he intended to vote to impeach the President on Wednesday. “To ... MORE
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Congress certifies Joe Biden’s victory after chaos erupts, attack on Capitol (full coverage)

As Vice President Mike Pence said that he does not have the power to discard the electoral votes that were necessary to win the 2020 election that President Donald Trump falsely claimed was stolen chaos erupted outside the Capitol. Angry supporters of ... MORE