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Tonko Issues Statement Cheering Capital Region Families on Child Tax Credit Day

June 21, 2021

AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko is cheering on hardworking families as part of Child Tax Credit Awareness Day today, and issued a video statement encouraging them to be on the lookout for advance monthly payments of up to $300 per child under...


Tonko Calls for Climate Action in U.S. Infrastructure Push

June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, today delivered a speech before the House of Representatives stressing the urgency of acting on climate through bold, new investmen...


Tonko Heralds $330K for Albany Med Telehealth Broadband Program

June 17, 2021

WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered news today that Albany Medical Center is being awarded $331,429 to support broadband telehealth services, specifically related to high risk pregnancy, postpartum care, opioid use disorder and general menta...


About Paul

Congressman Paul Tonko represents New York’s 20th Congressional District, including the communities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs and Amsterdam. He represents all of Albany and Schenectady Counties and parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties.

He is serving his sixth term, after first being sworn into Congress in 2009.

Paul serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest standing committee in the House, created in December of 1795. He is the first Upstate New York Democratic member to serve on the committee since Leo O'Brien, who resigned the post in October 1966. He was elected by his peers in the 116th Congress to chair the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. He was also selected to continue his service on the Science, Space and Technology Committee, as well as on the Natural Resources Committee.

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