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Reps. Tonko & Pallone Introduce Bill to Clean & Restore Contaminated Industrial Sites
March 28, 2017
WASHINGTON — Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced the Brownfields Authorization Increase Act, legislation that would boost funding to clean up and redevelop contaminated industrial “brownfield” sites across the country. Rep. Paul Tonko: “The EPA Brownfields Program works to clean up contaminated properties and put them back to use. In so doing, it has an important economic multiplier for local... More
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Reps. Tonko, Schakowsky Criticize Trump Administration Plan to Weaken Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards
March 15, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) harshly criticized the Trump Administration announcement today that the President will reopen a review of vehicle fuel economy standards, a first step toward weakening the popular environmental protection benchmark. Rep. Paul Tonko: “The Trump Administration’s plan to roll back fuel efficiency standards puts corporate and special interests ahead of the needs of America’s families and our environment. These proven stand... More
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Rep. Tonko: CBO Shows “Grim” Impact of Republican ‘Trumpcare’ Plan
March 13, 2017
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20), a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, issued the following statement following the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) release of its highly-anticipated report on the Republican “Trumpcare” bill showing the plan would, among other things, end coverage for an estimated 14 million Americans next year and 24 million Americans would lose coverage over the next ten years: Rep. Paul Tonko: “Today’s Congressional Budget Office assessment paints a ... More
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Reps. Tonko, Johnson, Tsongas, Lowenthal Introduce Bill to Protect Scientific Integrity in Federal Research
March 2, 2017
WASHINGTON – Today, House Science Committee members Representative Paul Tonko (NY-20) and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), along with Representatives Niki Tsongas (MA-3) and Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), announced the introduction of the Scientific Integrity Act requiring U.S. federal agencies to adopt or strengthen policies to insulate government-directed research from the influence of political pressure and special interests. The bill was introduced with a total of 77 original cosponsor... More
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Rep. Tonko Introduces AQUA Act to Invest in America’s Public Water Systems
February 16, 2017
WASHINGTON – Last night Reps. Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) introduced the AQUA Act, H.R. 1071, a bill to significantly increase funding for local communities with water systems in dire need of repair. The AQUA Act: - Authorizes significantly higher funding levels for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) so states get the resources they need to address their most pressing local water system needs. - Increases funding for a grant program to remove lead pipes from public wate... More
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