Valatie, NY – Faso for Congress announced the endorsement of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York in the race for New York’s 19th Congressional District. The NYC PBA represents 24,000 sworn New York Police department officers, and is the largest municipal police union in the world. The 19th district is home to many retirees of the NYPD who benefit from the union’s advocacy.
“On behalf of the NYC PBA, it is my pleasure to announce the endorsement of John Faso in New York’s 19th district. John’s commitments to public service and law enforcement are apparent, and we look forward to continue working with him towards our shared goal of a stronger, safer New York.” – Patrick J. Lynch, President, NYC PBA
“It is an honor to have the endorsement of the NYC PBA. New York City police officers have one of the toughest jobs in America, and they work tirelessly to ensure New York is safe. It will be a pleasure to continue working with police unions across the state to ensure they are properly equipped, and put in a position to succeed. New York wouldn’t be what it is without the law enforcement officers who serve our communities.” – John Faso
A copy of the endorsement letter is available here: https://johnfaso.com//wp-
Faso has been an outspoken advocate ensuring federal, state and local law enforcement have the support and access to the tools necessary to keep us safe. His efforts include:
• Voting to increase federal resources available to states to combat the opioid epidemic including $330 million for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act programs — a $227 million increase over the previous year.
• Voting for increased grant funding available to state and local law enforcement agencies including the $1.7 billion for the State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance grant program, $492 million for Violence Against Women Act programs and $275 million for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program.
• Voting for H.R. 5698 — the Protect and Serve Act which creates federal penalties for those who deliberately and violently target local, state, or federal law enforcement officials.
• Voting for H.R. 115 – the Thin Blue Line Act, which toughens penalties, changes oversight and makes the murder or attempted murder of a local or state police officer, firefighter or other first responder an “aggravating” factor in death penalty determinations.