John J. Faso, is a Senior Advisor with Wellington Dupont. He served in the 115th Congress from 2017-2019 representing the 19th Congressional District in upstate New York. The district included all or part of eleven counties in the mid-Hudson Valley and Catskills regions.
Mr. Faso served on the House Agriculture, Budget and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees. He was ranked by the non-partisan Lugar Center as the 13th most bi-partisan member of the House in 2018. He was a prime sponsor of legislation, signed into law in October 2018, which cracked down on the illegal shipment of fentanyl into the US from abroad through the US Postal Service.
Mr. Faso previously served in the New York State Assembly and was Republican leader from 1998-2002. He was the GOP candidate for Governor of New York in 2006. Faso is a graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport and Georgetown University Law Center. He and his wife, Mary Frances, reside in Kinderhook, New York.
Softwood lumber is back in the news. Tony looks at that and other Canada-U.S. trade-related topics with former U.S. Congressman, John Faso.
Recent energy system failures in California and Texas highlight the vulnerability of New York’s electrical system.