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Tonko, Kaptur, & Slotkin Introduce Weatherization Bill to Lower Energy Costs for Families

June 12, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20), Marcy Kaptur (OH-9), and Elissa Slotkin (MI-7) introduced the Weatherization Enhancement and Readiness Act, legislation that invests in home weatherization efforts to save low-income fami...


Tonko Selects 15 Community Projects for Federal Funding Push

May 17, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) today announced his selection of 15 community development and improvement projects that he has submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations in an effort to bring federal investment to the Capit...


Tonko Heralds $1.66 Billion Clean Hydrogen Loan Guarantee to Plug Power

May 14, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) today celebrated the announcement that Plug Power Inc. in Latham, NY has to finance construction of six facilities to produce clean hydrogen. If finalized, the loan guarantee will be granted by the U....


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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