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Tonko Advances Build Back Better Budget Out of Committee

September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, joined the full Energy and Commerce Committee in a markup to advance the Build Back Better plan, powerful legislation at makes ...

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Tonko Announces $3.3 Million Awarded for Firefighter Recruitment

September 10, 2021

AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today grants totaling $3,358,708 awarded to local fire departments to support hiring and training of firefighters. Funding to local departments include: $3,328,488 awarded to Albany Fire Department $3...

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Tonko Announces $982K Awarded for Capital Region Fire Departments

September 9, 2021

AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today several grants totaling $982,942 awarded to local fire departments to support emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment and training. Funding to local departments include: $151...

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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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