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Tonko, Huffman Introduce Bill to Advance Floating Solar Energy

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WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) today introduced the POWER our Reservoirs Act (Protect our Waters and Expand Renewables on our Reservoirs Act) to advance clean energy production and drought protection at our nation’s federal water reservoirs. This legislation will call on key federal agencies to study opportunities to deploy floating solar…

Tonko Votes to Secure Paid Leave for Railroad Workers

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) today voted in the House to pass H.J. Res. 100 and H. Con. Res. 119, which would avoid a railroad shutdown and add seven days of paid sick leave to the Tentative Agreement for railroad workers. “Railroad workers are the backbone of our nation’s economy,” Congressman Tonko said. “Like all Americans, they deserve more than just one day of…

Tonko Calls for Agency to Protect Consumers from Cyber Grinch Bots During the Holiday Season

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan calling for the FTC to take steps to protect consumers and businesses from predatory cyber bots (commonly called Grinch bots) that buy up popular toys only to resell them exorbitantly marked-up prices. Tonko authored legislation called the Stopping Grinch Bots Act that cracks down on…

Tonko Honors 2022 NY-20 Congressional App Challenge Winner at Emma Willard School

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TROY, NY – Congressman Paul D. Tonko visited Emma Willard School in Troy today to recognize Robyn Wu (they/them), the winner of the 2022 Congressional App Challenge for New York’s 20th Congressional District.  During the visit, Tonko delivered congratulatory remarks and presented Robyn with a Congressional Certificate of Achievement and a letter of recognition for this exciting…

Tonko Visits Saratoga Shops Ahead of Small Business Saturday

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) celebrated Small Business Saturday early this week by visiting locally owned businesses and meeting with the workers who keep these shops going. During his visits, Tonko highlighted the economic potential of Capital Region shops, and encouraged residents to shop local this holiday season. “Small businesses are the engine of our…

Tonko Heralds House Passage of Manufacturing.gov Act

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered the advance of his bipartisan bill H.R. 6290, the Manufacturing.gov Act out of the House yesterday. The legislation would establish a one-stop hub to connect manufacturers with federal manufacturing programs. “This year has been historic for American manufacturers, with promising growth in this vital industry spurred by strong…

Tonko Statement on Speaker Pelosi

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today released a statement following Speaker Pelosi’s decision to step down from leadership in the House of Representatives: “Speaker Pelosi has long led our party with immeasurable dignity, compassion, intelligence, and strength of spirit. She stands as a trailblazer in so many ways. From her election three and a half decades ago, to becoming the…

1 Year After Signing of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Tonko Highlights Major Wins for NY-20

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WASHINGTON, DC—On the one year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered the transformational investments the legislation has delivered to the Capital Region. “One year ago today, I stood alongside my colleagues at the White House as President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law” Congressman Tonko said. “This…

Tonko Heralds $412.5 Million for New York to Help Families with Heating Costs this Winter

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ALBANY, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today announced the award of $412.5 million in funding from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for New York State.  This funding will help low-income individuals and families in the Capital Region and across New York pay for home heating costs this winter as well as cover unpaid utility bills.  These funds will also help…

Tonko, LaHood, Barragán & Upton Press for Increased Access, Health Equity for Alzheimer's Patients

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WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), Darin LaHood (R-IL), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), and Fred Upton (R-MI) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure calling for improved access to diagnostic tests able to detect Alzheimer’s…

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