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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…

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…

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…

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…

Tonko, ATR Caucus Visit Fairfax Jail to Learn More About Addiction Treatment & Recovery Services

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FAIRFAX, VA — Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery (ATR) Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) and other caucus members on Monday, January 29th visited Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office-Adult Detention Center to learn more about treatment and recovery resources and challenges for incarcerated individuals. The members toured the detention center’s Striving to Achieve Recovery…

Tonko Cheers $1.2 Million+ Federal Grant for LaSalle School to Provide Services for Unaccompanied Children

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ALBANY, NY — Congressman Paul D. Tonko today announced the awarding of a $1,265,909 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to LaSalle School in Albany to support its short-term residential shelter program that provides transitional foster care and related services to unaccompanied children in Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody in the Capital…

Tonko Calls on HHS to Ensure Treatment for Gambling Disorder is Covered Under Affordable Care Act

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra calling for the agency to publicly clarify that gambling addiction is a mental health and substance use disorder and, therefore, covered for treatment and benefits under the Affordable Care Act. “It has come to my attention that constituents in…

Tonko, Peters, Coons, & Whitehouse Introduce Carbon Dioxide Removal Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) and Scott Peters (CA-52) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (DE) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) today introduced the Carbon Dioxide Removal Leadership Act of 2024, legislation that would address climate change by investing in carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies. “Amidst record shattering global warming and increasingly…

Tonko, Heinrich, Markey Lead Bicameral Letter Urging FERC to Strengthen and Finalize Transmission Planning Rule

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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) led 134 lawmakers in sending a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) Chairman Willie Phillips urging FERC to strengthen and finalize its proposed transmission planning and cost allocation rule. Improved and increased…

Tonko Announces $731K+ for Capital Region Heritage Organizations

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ALBANY, NY — Congressman Paul D. Tonko today announced the awarding of $731,104 in federal funding to support the humanities in the Capital Region through two local heritage organizations. In this round of competitive Challenge Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Albany County Historical Association (ACHA) will receive $481,104 to construct a new Education…

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