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Tonko, Turner, Rutherford, Trone, Baldwin & Braun Introduce Reentry Act

March 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), Mike Turner (R-OH), John Rutherford (R-FL), and David Trone (D-MD) today introduced the Reentry Act, bipartisan legislation that empowers states to restore access to healthcare, including addiction...


Tonko Floor Statement Opposing HR 1

March 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) delivered a statement on the House floor today strongly opposing the GOP bill, H.R. 1. His full floor statement can be viewed HERE or read below as prepared for delivery. M. Speaker, I rise in oppositio...


Tonko Cheers $100 Million Broadband Investment for New York

March 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) celebrated the White House announcement today that New York State will receive $100 million in federal funding to expand broadband internet services. That funding was delivered under the American Rescue...


About Paul

Congressman Paul D. Tonko is an eighth-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing New York’s 20th Congressional District in the Capital Region, including the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs.

He has dedicated his career in public service to bettering the lives of those in his district with meaningful legislation that creates good jobs, strengthens the middle class, and drives economic opportunity.

Tonko is the Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials. In addition to serving on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security, and Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, he is also a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Tonko has long been a champion for clean energy and the environment. Prior to serving in Congress, he was the president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Before that, he served in the New York State Assembly for 25 years, serving for 15 years as Chairman of the Committee on Energy.

Tonko graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in mechanical and industrial engineering and is a former engineer for the New York State Public Service Commission.

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