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Tonko-Pappas Bill to Help Low-Income Seniors Afford Prescriptions Advances to House Floor
October 18, 2019
WASHINGTON—Legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (NY-20) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to expand low-income senior’s access to prescrip... More
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Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce +$62K USDA Award to Carey Institute in Rensselaerville
October 18, 2019
ALBANY, NY—U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that the Car... More
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Tonko’s Scientific Integrity Act Advances with Bipartisan Support
October 17, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered the advance of his Scientific Integrity Act to the House floor on strong bipartisan footing following a 2... More
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Tonko, Schumer, Gillibrand, Delgado, Stefanik Introduce Limo Safety Package
October 16, 2019
TONKO, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, DELGADO, STEFANIK INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN PLAN TO SET FEDERAL LIMOUSINE-SAFETY REGULATIONS & CLOSE SAFETY LOOPHOLES TO GET DANGEROUS VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD; CALL FOR IMMEDIATE REVIEW & PASSAGE TO HONOR THE TWENTY LIVES LOST IN SCHOHARIE Schoharie’s October 2018 Limo Accident Was Nation’s Deadliest Accident In Years; Reports Revealed Gaping Loopholes In Federal Safety Regulations With The NTSB’s Initial Safety Report On Stretch Limousine Safety Shortcomings Now Public And ... More
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Tonko Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for American Consumers
October 15, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that he is introducing the bipartisan Star Rating for Biosimilars Act (H.R. 4629) with bill co-sponsor Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH). This legislation will direct the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to evaluate Medicare plans based on whether or not cost-saving biosimilars are available to enrollees. Biosimilar drugs are clinically equivalent forms of biologic drugs, similar to generics for standard prescription drugs. Biosimilars on ... More
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