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Tonko Statement on Delivering Needed Funding to Ukraine

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) voted in the House to advance H.R. 8035, the Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act. His full statement can be read below: “For months, my Democratic colleagues and I have recognized the dire situation in Ukraine, and we’ve worked tirelessly to provide them with the continued assistance our allies need to keep up the defense of the...

Tonko Statement on Israel National Security Supplemental

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) voted in the House to advance H.R. 8034, the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, along with several other national security bills. His full statement can be read below: “These four bills will collectively provide much-needed national security funding and humanitarian aid to our allies around the world. This includes more than $...

Tonko Introduces Cultural Resources Challenge Act

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) today introduced his Cultural Resources Challenge Act, new legislation that would support and protect the nation’s cultural resources by empowering the National Park Service (NPS) to expand historic preservation efforts. Tonko’s legislation comes days after the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) released their Cultural Resources Challeng...

Tonko Votes to Avert Shutdown and Pass Budget that Supports Schools, Health, & Security

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) today voted to pass a package of six funding bills that will help Americans deal with high prices, side with the hard-working middle class, reinforce America’s global leadership, and help keep communities safe and secure. The package passed in the House hours before a shutdown, during which funding was set to lapse for nearly three quarters of the g...

Tonko Heralds Passage of His Bipartisan Alzheimer’s Bills out of Committee

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) today joined the House Energy and Commerce Committee for a full committee markup to advance three Alzheimer’s bills Tonko helped to champion. The bills are: H.R. 619, the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) Reauthorization Act, which reauthorizes the National Alzheimer's Project Act through 2035 to provide a roadmap for federal efforts in respon...

Tonko Stands with Ukraine & Denounces House GOP for Bowing to Russian Aggression

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko delivered a fiery one minute on the floor last night strongly condemning Republican gamesmanship that has withheld needed aid for Ukraine: Tonko’s forceful floor remarks can be viewed HERE and read below: M. Speaker, I rise today to stand with our allies in Ukraine — action that my Republican colleagues have repeatedly failed to take. Over the two long year...

Tonko Statement on State of the Union Address

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko released the following statement tonight in response to President Biden’s State of the Union Address: When I’m out in my district and people ask me, ‘what has Biden ever done for me?’ I tell them to pull up a chair and settle in, because we’re going to be here for a while. The laundry list of accomplishments heralded by President Biden were on full display ...

Tonko Secures Funding for Local Community Projects in FY2024 Federal Budget

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) announced that he has secured a total of $10,672,281 in federal funding for a slate of 14 community development and improvement projects across New York’s 20th Congressional District. Tonko secured this critical funding as part of the first package of Fiscal Year 2024 government appropriations bills, which were advanced out of the House toda...

Tonko Launches FY2025 Community Project Funding Application

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that his office has opened the application for Fiscal Year 2025 Community Project Funding (CPF) requests. The application form, information on potential funding availability, and instructions on how to submit requests can all be found HERE on the Congressman’s website. “Over the past several years, I’ve been proud to facilitate the Communi...

Tonko Letter to EPA Renews Call for Improved Scientific Integrity Policy

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan about the agency’s recent draft scientific integrity (SI) policy. The letter — sent the same day the EPA Science Advisory Board is set to hold a meeting on the proposed policy — praises the recent proposal as an important step in building public trust and stro...

Tonko Calls for Burdett Birth Center to Remain Open

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) today released a statement strongly opposing the proposed closure of the Burdett Birth Center, following a public forum last night hosted by St. Peter’s Health Partners. “The closing of Burdett Birth Center would be a devastating loss for our entire community and, undoubtedly, would most severely impact already underserved populations by slashing acc...

Tonko Joins White House at GlobalFoundries to Cheer $1.5 Billion Semiconductor Investment

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MALTA, NY — Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) joined Biden Administration officials and other elected leaders today to celebrate a historic $1.5 billion in federal funding awarded to GlobalFoundries to support semiconductor manufacturing. The funding — made possible by the CHIPS and Science Act that Tonko and Democrats advanced — will support significant capacity expansion and a new state-of-the a...

Tonko Renews Call to Advance Alzheimer’s Bills During Hearing

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) spoke before the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today during a legislative hearing to highlight three pieces of legislation he leads in the House that would provide hope and support to those living with Alzheimer’s and their families. The three bills Tonko has pushed to advance are: H.R. 7218, Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastr...

Tonko Cheers $100K+ in Arts Grants for Capital Region Organizations

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ALBANY, NY — Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced this morning that six Capital Region arts organizations are being awarded a combined $101,000 in federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a series of projects that further their efforts to promote music, culture, and the arts in our Capital Region. “The arts play a critical role in promoting the rich heritage and cul...

Tonko, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Disability Community Act

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WASHINGTON, DC — Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) today introduced H.R. 7267, the Disability Community Act, legislation that would bolster workers who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Last year, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule to increase the minimum salary threshold for certain workers under the Fair ...

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