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Tonko, Huffman Introduce Bill to Advance Floating Solar Energy

December 1, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) today introduced the POWER our Reservoirs Act (Protect our Waters and Expand Renewables on our Reservoirs Act) to advance clean energy production and drought protection at o...


Tonko Votes to Secure Paid Leave for Railroad Workers

November 30, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) today voted in the House to pass H.J. Res. 100 and H. Con. Res. 119, which would avoid a railroad shutdown and add seven days of paid sick leave to the Tentative Agreement for railroad workers. “Railroa...


Tonko Calls for Agency to Protect Consumers from Cyber Grinch Bots During the Holiday Season

November 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan calling for the FTC to take steps to protect consumers and businesses from predatory cyber bots (commonly called Grinch bots) that buy up popula...


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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