John Faso served in the 115th Congress from 2017-2019 representing the 19th Congressional District in upstate New York. The district includes all or parts of eleven counties in the mid-Hudson Valley and Catskills regions. Faso served on the House Agriculture Committee, as well as the Transportation & Infrastructure and Budget Committees. As a member of the Agriculture Committee, Faso was deeply engaged in the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. He was ranked by the non-partisan Lugar Center as the 13th most bi-partisan member of the House in 2018. He was prime sponsor of legislation, enacted into law in October 2018, which cracked down on the illegal shipment of fentanyl in to the U.S. from abroad through the Postal Service. 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 the Georgetown University Law Center. A member of the New York State Bar, he is admitted to practice before the federal Bankruptcy Courts in the Northern and Western Districts of New York.