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Tonko Criticizes House Vote to Raise Taxes on Middle Class, Working Poor
November 16, 2017
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) harshly criticized today’s vote by House Republicans to use deficit spending and middle class tax hikes to give tax handouts to rich families and wealthy corporations. The bill, H.R. 1, was just adopted by a vote of 227 to 205: “Congressional Republicans took another step forward today in their plan to raise taxes on millions of middle class families, rip away their healthcare and explode the deficit, and give massive tax handouts to some of the wealth... More
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Tonko Sends Letter to FCC Calling Out Faulty U.S. Broadband Maps
November 9, 2017
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai earlier today calling for an immediate review of the census-based broadband Internet service maps the agency uses to set U.S. federal policies around high-speed Internet access. Those maps rely heavily on census data and consider an entire area to have broadband access if any house in the census block has access. Rep. Tonko’s letter reads in part: “My constituents have repeatedly expres... More
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Tonko, Senators Introduce Sweeping Bipartisan National Alzheimer’s Infrastructure Bill
November 6, 2017
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. This bipartisan legislation would create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease and preserve brain health. U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced a companion bill in the U.S. Senate. “From my very first days in Congre... More
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Horseracing Integrity Act Has the Support of 100 Members of Congress and Growing
November 1, 2017
WASHINGTON – H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) earlier this year now has the support of 100 members of the House of Representatives. In addition to Congressmen Barr and Tonko, who co-chair the Congressional Horse Caucus, the bill has been co-sponsored by 98 other members representing both political parties and districts across the country. “I want to thank Congressman Barr for being a great companion and... More
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Rep. Tonko Statement on House Passed Republican Budget
October 26, 2017
Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H Con Res 71 by a vote of 216-212. The measure received no Democratic support and was opposed by 20 House Republicans. “Borrowing over two trillion dollars to spend on a tax cut for the rich does not seem to be the relief the middle class and working poor need right now. Why would you ask me to support this lopsided budget?” More
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