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Tonko Cheers Biden Administration Clean Energy Initiatives

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today celebrated a slew of sweeping clean energy initiatives announced by the Biden Administration, including a record-breaking offshore wind auction for the New York Bight, an initiative to modernize the nation’s electric grid and more. “Clean energy offers us an incredible opportunity to create good-paying jobs, tackle the worsening climate crisis and str...

Tonko Cheers Report Highlighting Achievements of ACCESS BROADBAND Law

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul Tonko today applauded the findings of the recent report from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) detailing the accomplishments achieved as a result of the Congressman’s ACCESS BROADBAND Act, signed into law in 2020. “With this pandemic making remote work and learning the new normal for many of us, it is clear that internet access is...

Tonko Statement Applauding Biden Administration Scientific Integrity Report

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20), author of the Scientific Integrity Act and member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, issued a statement following today’s release of a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) report of its Scientific Integrity Task Force. This report—created in response to President Biden’s call to protect science-based poli...

Tonko Releases Legislative Scorecard for 2021

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—As Congress heads back to Washington for their first day back in session for 2022, Representative Paul D. Tonko today released his 2021 Legislative Scorecard outlining some of the major legislation he championed last year. The scorecard shows a significant record of leadership and achievement for the legislator, including sponsorship of 24 bills, 17 of which were cosponsored by at l...

Tonko Statement Marking One Year Since Capitol Attack

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today joined his colleagues in Washington to mark one year since the attack on the U.S. Capitol building. Below is a statement from the Congressman commemorating that day. “One year ago today, as Congress gathered to do our duty confirming the Presidential election and the will of the people, a violent mob tore its way through the doors of the U.S. Capitol....

Tonko Releases District Scorecard Marking Service to Capital Region in 2021

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today released his 2021 District Office scorecard, detailing just some of the extensive services delivered to constituents and communities in the Capital Region last year. In 2021, Congressman Tonko helped complete thousands of individual cases for constituents and worked with his colleagues in Congress to provide substantial assistance to Capital Region fam...

Tonko Heralds Major Federal Grant to Develop Offshore Wind Manufacturing at Port of Albany

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today cheered the awarding of $29.5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a new offshore wind manufacturing facility at the Port of Albany, paving the way for the Capital Region’s leadership in this emerging industry and bringing good paying, clean energy jobs to the region. “Offshore wind presents a tremendous opportunity to lower energy c...

Tonko Cheers Biden-Harris Plan to Remove Lead from Homes & Water Systems

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, today cheered the Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, which works to eliminate all lead contamination from communities and replace every one of the estimated 10 million lead service lines still in operation across the United States. “For years I have pushed to repair our crumbling water sy...

Tonko, Ellzey Introduce Microelectronics Research Legislation

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) and Jake Ellzey (TX-6) today introduced the bipartisan Microelectronics Research for Energy Innovation Act (Micro Act) that would empower the Department of Energy to drive up research and development of microelectronics. “Manufacturing microelectronics has proven an essential industry in the push to establish a 21st century economy,” Congressman...

Tonko, Upton, Axne Introduce Bill to Help Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Supply Chain

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WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20), Fred Upton (MI-6), and Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the Manufacturing.gov Act today, bipartisan legislation already passed in the Senate that would establish a website to serve as a hub to connect manufacturers with federal manufacturing programs. U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Todd Young (R-IN) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Senate ...

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