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VIDEO: Tonko Congratulates President Joe Biden & Vice President Kamala Harris

January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko issued a video statement earlier today congratulating President Joe Biden for his swearing in as 46th President of the United States, and Vice President Kamala Harris for her swearing in as the first female, B...


Tonko Calls for Executive Action to Establish Scientific Integrity Standards

January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko sent a letter to President Joe Biden following his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States today calling for the new Administration to establish strong federal scientific integrity policies imm...


Tonko Heralds Federal Action to End Restriction on Addiction Treatment

January 14, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered the announcement today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release new guidelines allowing physicians to more easily prescribe buprenorphine—a proven effective opioid addic...


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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