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Tonko Announces $4M+ for Capital Region Housing Programs

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that $4,050,000 is being awarded to fund local affordable housing projects issued by the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, including: $2,000,000 for IDA Yarbrough Midrise to help fund construction costs for hundreds of low-income households. $90,000 for Ida III Homeownership Project to construct six low-income homeownership units in downtow... Read more »

Tonko, Meeks Push for Action for New Yorkers after MyPayrollHR Scandal

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AMSTERDAM, NY—U.S. Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) and Gregory W. Meeks (NY-5) sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today requesting oversight and protective action regarding the ongoing investigation of the payroll industry. The letter comes as New York continues its investigation of the MyPayrollHR scandal last year, in which the MyPayrollHR president illegally moved $26 million... Read more »

Tonko, Gillibrand Call for Extension of Erie Canalway Commission

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AMSTERDAM, NY—On the week marking the 195th anniversary of the Erie Canal’s opening, Congressman Paul D. Tonko and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference today to call to extend the authorization of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission. The members introduced legislation in both houses of Congress this week that would extend the Commission’s authorization from its cu... Read more »

Tonko Slams Trump Administration for Flouting Scientific Standards in COVID-19 Crisis

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko delivered a searing review earlier today calling out Trump Administration failures to adhere to basic scientific integrity standards in managing the ongoing national COVID-19 public health crisis. Tonko, lead sponsor of the Scientific Integrity Act in the House, issued his review in a letter to the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OST... Read more »

Tonko Announces $2.6M Local Awards for Local Criminal Justice Science

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today three grants being administered to the Capital Region totaling $2,665,549 to fund criminal justice projects researching forensic science and DNA analysis. The awards are being administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs. $731,306 is being awarded to the University at Albany to support research in forensic scienc... Read more »

Tonko Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Remove CO2 from Atmosphere

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), Annie Kuster (D-NH), David McKinley (R-WV), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Scott Peters (D-CA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), and David Schweikert (R-AZ) today introduced the Carbon Removal, Efficient Agencies, Technology Expertise (CREATE) Act. The bipartisan legislation invests in carbon dioxide (CO2) removal technology to reduce po... Read more »

Tonko Announces $7.8M Local Awards to Combat Substance Use Disorder

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced a slate of federal grants today awarded to Capital Region counties and court systems to combat opioid and other substance use disorders totaling $7,892,088. These awards are being administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs. “Each year, we lose tens of thousands of Americans to the devastating disease of addiction,” C... Read more »

Tonko Announces $586K for New York State Police

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that $586,371 is being awarded to the New York State Police to combat Internet crimes against children. The funding is being administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs. “As more of our lives and livelihoods move online, we face an even greater threat we must counter from exploitation and abuse of our most vulne... Read more »

Tonko Announces $460K UAlbany Grant to Research Extreme Climate Events

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that a research program at the University at Albany is being awarded $460,281 to examine factors that cause North American winter extreme events. The program, led by Dr. Andrea Lang, Professor of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences at UAlbany, is being administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Offi... Read more »

Tonko Announces $6.9M Awarded to Capital Region to Support Low-Income Housing

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced a combined $6,906,500 for the City of Albany and City of Schenectady today to help eliminate lead and other housing-based health hazards from low-income families’ homes. These grants will be administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Specifically, each city will receive: $3,500,000 for Albany $3,406,500 for Schenectady “L... Read more »

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