Congressman John Faso knows all the rules. Over a 30-year career, he may have invented some. But he has repeatedly defied and/or ignored the cardinal rule. Faso has allowed opponents to define him as a lily-livered wimp afraid to confront his constituents face to face.
He campaigned as a New York-style moderate, like his predecessor Chris Gibson, but so far he’s voted more like a fire-breathing arch-conservative.
Kingston’s not in his district, but Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney rolled into the Senate Garage anyway the evening of Monday, May 8 to talk to the about 600 who turned out for a “town hall” forum on the new Republican health care plan currently working its way through Congress.
Congressman John Faso faced a skeptical, and at times hostile, audience on Monday, May 8 when he defended his vote for the American Health Care Act at a forum at the Kingston Library.
Congressman John Faso can’t attend a Kingston forum Monday evening to explain his vote on the controversial repeal-and-replace of Obamacare because of a conflict with a prior engagement? No problem. Neighboring Hudson Valley congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he’ll be there tonight to explain Faso’s vote.
Faso cited recent premium hikes on ACA exchanges, the fact that 1/3 of counties have only one insurer, high deductibles, in the lowest-priced ACA plans, taxes, among other reasons to replace Obamacare.
Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) plans to vote today for the Affordable Health Care Act [AHCA], the House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Not to take the side of Congressman John Faso — Boo! Hiss! Impeach! — but I wonder why his proposal for the state taking over the local share of Medicaid hasn’t gotten more traction. The short answer could be politics.
Though the anti-Faso resistance is mobilizing in Ulster County, the congressman won the race thanks to the solidly Republican north, and it surely looked kindly on his health care vote.
Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) said a proposed amendment to the new health care bill would save Upstate taxpayers $2.3 billion a year by shifting Medicaid costs from the counties to the state.