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Tonko Heralds $10,158,617 in Federal Grant Awards for New York Disaster Assistance
April 12, 2018
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award a combined $10,158,617 in disaster relief funding to New York State, including $2,000,000 to repair roads and highways damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011 and $8,158,617 for similar repairs from major flooding in June and July of 2013. “Last year alone, the United States spent more than $300 billion recovering from climate change-related disasters,” observed Tonko. “These Department of Tra... More
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Tonko condemns Trump Administration reopening of vehicle emissions standards
April 2, 2018
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul D. Tonko, the top Democrat on the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, issued the following statement in response to news that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has called for emissions standards for Model Year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles to be revised because the previous rule set standards that are “too high,” upending the previous determination that was backed by a robust and technical record: “Fuel emissions standards h... More
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Tonko Secures Major Wins in House-Passed Budget
March 22, 2018
WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul D. Tonko issued the following statement after voting to adopt government funding legislation that delivers on many critical Capital Region and national priorities he worked directly to achieve through the end of Fiscal Year 2018: After repeated delays and years of painful cuts, Republican leaders in Washington seem to have finally realized that their partisan crisis-driven governing does not serve the needs or best interests of the American people. Today’s bipartisa... More
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Tonko Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
March 16, 2018
ALBANY, NY – Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) released the following statement on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) earlier today: Congressman Paul Tonko: “History will remember Louise Slaughter as one of the most respected and dedicated members ever to walk the halls of Congress. I will remember her as a dear and loyal friend. As she would say, I will miss her like a front tooth. “Louise was beloved for her lifetime of service to the people of Rochester. Her fierce and prin... More
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Tonko & Johnson Introduce Bill to Designate Centers of Excellence to Combat Opioid Epidemic
March 13, 2018
WASHINGTON – Today Congressmen Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced H.R., the bipartisan Training, Education, and Community Help (TEACH) to Combat Addiction Act, a bill that establishes a competitive process to designate institutions that are educating current and future health care professionals on substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, prevention, and recovery as Centers of Excellence in Substance Use Disorder Education. “Empowering our health care workforce to better understa... More
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