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Tonko Weatherization Bill Advances to Full Committee
May 16, 2019
WASHINGTON–Environment & Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko announced the advance of his legislation out of the Energy & Commerce Energy Subcommittee today to extend and modernize the popular Weatherization Assistance Program. Tonko’s bill was approved by voice vote and goes now to the full Energy & Commerce Committee for consideration. “America’s weatherization program is more than just a smart investment in energy efficiency that saves money for low-income individuals and families... More
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House Unanimously Approves Tonko Bill to Increase Broadband Access
May 8, 2019
WASHINGTON – Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) heralded passage of H.R. 1328: the ACCESS BROADBAND Act in the House by a unanimous voice vote today. This bipartisan legislation would help expand broadband access in underserved areas and create a simpler process for small businesses and local economic developers to access federal broadband resources. “Reliable broadband internet access is an integral part of our American economy and modern way of life,” said Rep. Tonko.... More
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Lawmakers Unveil Groundbreaking Addiction Treatment Reform Bill
May 2, 2019
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Antonio Delgado (D-NY), Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Ted Budd (R-NC), Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Mike Turner (R-OH) unveiled groundbreaking legislation today to greatly expand access to life-saving medication to treat addiction on a scale not seen since the start of America’s opioid crisis. The bill, H.R. 2482: the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act, would end an outdated redundancy in federal law that restricts health providers f... More
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Tonko Champions Bills to Strengthen U.S. Heritage Areas including Erie Canalway
April 30, 2019
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) spoke passionately today in support of two heritage bills he introduced: H.R. 1049, the National Heritage Area Act, and H.R. 2288, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Reauthorization Act during a hearing in the Natural Resources Committee. The first bill would establish a formal process for designating and maintaining National Heritage Areas including the Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor. The second would raise the funding cap for the Erie Canal... More
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Tonko Reintroduces House-Passed Bill to Increase Broadband Access in Underserved Areas
April 4, 2019
WASHINGTON – Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Susan Brooks (R-IN) announced the introduction of H.R. 1328: the ACCESS BROADBAND Act today, bipartisan legislation that would expand broadband access in underserved areas and create a simpler process for small businesses and local economic developers to access federal broadband resources. “Reliable access to the internet is vital to our economy and way of life, whether for students doing homework, job seekers training for a new career, doctors ... More
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