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Tonko Selected Among Colleagues to Negotiate Defense Bill Between House and Senate
September 18, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko was selected last night to represent the House of Representatives in negotiations with the United States Senate o... More
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Tonko Teams Up with Renowned Local Expert to Call for National Investigation of Faulty Circuit Breakers
September 17, 2019
WASHINGTON— Congressman Paul D. Tonko and Consumer Protection & Commerce Chairwoman Jan Schakowsky are calling on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today to review Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) “Stab-Lok” circuit breakers. Dr. Jesse Aronstein, a constituent in New York’s 20th congressional district and an internationally respected expert in this field, alerted Rep. Tonko that these circuit breakers may be responsible for more than 100,000 fires in the U.S. over the last 40 year... More
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Tonko Honors 9/11 Anniversary, Announces $109K Award to Amsterdam Fire Department
September 11, 2019
ALBANY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko marked the 18th anniversary since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and called for full and continuous support for first responders, announcing today that the City of Amsterdam Fire Department has been awarded $109,904.76 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The department will use the grant funding for new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the department’s firefighters. “The funding from th... More
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Tonko Heralds $2M Additional Science Grants Awarded to Capital Region
August 28, 2019
ALBANY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding the State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany) and Union College multiple scientific research grants totaling $2,056,439. This brings the two week total of science grant announcements for Capital Region colleges and universities to nearly 10 million dollars: $9,433,913. “Our Capital Region continues to shine as a beacon of scientific achievement, as shown by the remarkable collection of ... More
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Tonko Heralds $7.3 Million in Science Grants Awarded to Capital Region
August 22, 2019
ALBANY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute a group of scientific research grants totaling $7,377,474. “These competitive awards reaffirm that our Capital Region continues to be at the forefront of U.S. scientific advancement,” Congressman Tonko said. “America’s future depends on the work of these local visionary researchers and others like them, which continues to re... More
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