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Tonko Reintroduces Bipartisan Public Safety Bill to Prevent Unlawful Radio Broadcasts
January 16, 2019
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul D. Tonko officially reintroduced the PIRATE ACT today with Republican co-sponsor Congressman Gus Bilirakis of Florida. This legislation would increase penalties for anyone caught engaging in unlawful broadcasting, sometimes referred to as ‘pirate radio.’ Pirate signals can pose a significant threat to public safety, oftentimes disrupting Federal Aviation Administration operations, the Emergency Alert System and other tools relied upon by first responders engaged in ... More
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Tonko to Lead Key Climate Subcommittee
January 15, 2019
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul D. Tonko has just been elected by his colleagues on the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change. This subcommittee has exclusive jurisdiction over the Clean Air Act and will be at the forefront of tackling climate change and carbon pollution. Tonko has been developing a framework for climate action over the past year with input from climate experts and numerous industry, social and enviro... More
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As Trump Shutdown Halts Paychecks, Tonko Votes to Restore EPA Protections, Protect Families Receiving Food Assistance
January 11, 2019
WASHINGTON – Today, on the 21st day of the historic Trump Shutdown and the first day when thousands of federal workers and their families will be denied a paycheck, Congressman Paul Tonko voted with fellow House Democrats to reopen several agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This would allow EPA to resume its critical public health and environmental protection, including delivery of EPA grants to New York State that totaled more than $222 million in FY 2017. Tonko’... More
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Tonko Votes to Fund Treasury, Reopen IRS to Deliver Tax Refunds to New York Families
January 10, 2019
WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Paul Tonko voted with fellow House Democrats to pass an FY 2019 Treasury and IRS appropriations bill to ensure that hard-working New Yorkers can receive their tax refunds on time and in full. Each year, approximately 7,812,000 households in New York receive an average tax return of around $3,077, but timely processing of these returns remains in doubt as long as the President and Senate Republicans refuse to end the Trump Shutdown and fully re-open the IRS. “... More
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Tonko Sworn In, Votes to Reopen Government
January 4, 2019
WASHINGTON – Following his swearing in to the 116th Congress, Congressman Paul Tonko voted to adopt a package of Democratic bills last night to end President Trump’s shutdown and reopen the federal government immediately. “These votes mark the return of the people’s House as we move to end this President’s tantrum-driven government shutdown and turn the page on an era of Republican governance by crisis that has done unprecedented harm to our national security and economic stability,” said Tonko.... More
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