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Tonko Cheers Qualcomm & GlobalFoundries Agreement Boosting Capital Region Chip Development

August 8, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today celebrated the announcement that U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will more than double their investment in advanced semiconductor manufacturing at GlobalFoundries’ facility in Malta, NY. “Today’s welcome news i...


Tonko Statement on Senate Passage of Honoring our PACT Act

August 3, 2022

AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko celebrated the passage of the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act in the Senate last night that expands access to care for veterans exposed to toxic substances in the line of duty. T...


Tonko Statement on Inflation Reduction Act

July 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko shared a statement following the agreement announced between Senator Schumer and Manchin last night on the Inflation Reduction Act that would address climate change and lower costs for Americans: “Last night’s...


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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