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Tonko, Blumenthal, Schumer & Luján Announce Bill to Stop Cyber Grinches from Stealing Christmas

November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON D.C.—On Cyber Monday and with holiday shopping underway, Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today announced the introductio...


Tonko Cheers Investments for Kids & Families in Build Back Better Act

November 23, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko is celebrating key investments for Capital Region children and families this holiday season with the House advance of the Build Back Better Act. This transformative legislation cuts costs for families by makin...


Tonko Votes to Deliver Build Back Better Agenda

November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today celebrated the House passage of the Build Back Better Act, transformational legislation that dovetails the recently enacted bipartisan infrastructure framework by lowering costs for American families, ta...


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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