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Tonko Calls for Mueller Report to be Released to Public
March 24, 2019
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul D. Tonko issued the following statement today after President Trump’s Attorney General William Barr declined to release the full contents of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election. This news comes a little more than a week after the House of Representatives cast a unanimous vote of 420-0 to call for the full report to be released to Congress and the American people: “I am grateful to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and ... More
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Tonko Unveils Principles to Advance Climate Consensus in Congress
March 21, 2019
WASHINGTON—Paul Tonko, Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change, unveiled his much-anticipated ‘Framework for Climate Action in the U.S. Congress’ today during a keynote address at the 2019 C2ES Climate Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD. Tonko outlined nine principles during his speech and in the report, which he says are intended to serve as a common framework for climate action as well as a tool for evaluating proposals for addressing the climate cris... More
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Tonko, Barr Off to the Races with Horseracing Integrity Bill
March 14, 2019
WASHINGTON—Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus, reintroduced H.R. 1754: the Horseracing Integrity Act today to establish a uniform national medication program, bringing the United States in line with international standards. “Horseracing thrives when we put the majestic equine athlete front and center” Tonko said. “Our legislation creates a set of nationwide rules that are clear, consistent, and conflict-free. This will make horsera... More
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Tonko, Schatz Advance Bill to Safeguard Integrity of Federal Science
March 13, 2019
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the Scientific Integrity Act in the House and Senate today, legislation that would protect public scientific research and reports from the influence of political and special interests, a longstanding concern that has taken on newfound urgency under President Trump. “Independent, rigorous scientific research is one of the most powerful tools we have for advancing the public interest and keeping the American peop... More
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Tonko Calls Out Broken Promises in Trump Budget Proposal
March 11, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul Tonko called out major broken promises in President Trump’s proposed budget today, which slashes Medicare and Medicaid and includes other painful cuts that would hurt Capital Region seniors and families, all while demanding $8.6 billion in taxpayer money for the President’s border wall. “President Trump’s budget breaks a core promise he made to the American people: it cuts more than $2 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid. Meanwhile, he proposes massive cuts to student... More
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