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  • Tonko Announces $9.7 Million in Housing Awards to Capital Region
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    ALBANY, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced this morning that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will award major grants to eight public housing authorities in the Capital Region totaling $9,763,637. The funding will allow these local agencies to make needed investments to repair and improve their properties. “Our Capital Region communities are stronger and more resilient when people here know they can access secure, affordable housing that offers a safe place to live,... Read more

  • Tonko Sends Inquiry to Defense Secretary on PFAS at Local Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on February 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    ALBANY, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko sent a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper today requesting information on the transportation, storage, and disposal of materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and/or aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) generated by the Department of Defense by Norlite, LLC or its parent company Tradebe USA at the company’s facility in Cohoes, New York. “As one of the leaders in Congress confronting America’s PFAS pollution crisis, I know all too ... Read more

  • Tonko Announces $240K Awarded to RPI for Brain Research
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    ALBANY, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant totaling $240,106 to fund research toward developing a model-based approach to capture and examine brain activity. Having access to a model of this kind will enable future generations of engineers and clinicians to better understand and assess countless aspects of brain health. “Our Capital Region scientists and researchers are among America’s most... Read more

  • Tonko Named 2020 ‘Champion of Science’
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko was recognized today as a 2020 Champion of Science by The Science Coalition (TSC), a prestigious distinction that honors a small group of Congressional leaders each year whose actions and votes consistently reflect a commitment to fundamental science through funding investment for federal research agencies. “As an engineer, I have always had a deep respect for science,” said Congressman Tonko. “When we embrace science and truth, we begin to realize the vast p... Read more

  • Tonko Votes with House to Advance Equal Rights Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko voted today to advance H.J.Res.79 eliminating the deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution. The bipartisan resolution, introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), passed out of the House of Representatives with a vote of 232 to 183. The House vote sends the resolution to the Senate and paves the way for final passage and ratification of this historic amendment. “We cannot allow the work of countless patriot... Read more

  • House Science Committee Adopts Tonko Energy Innovation Amendments
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko celebrated unanimous adoption of two amendments he proposed on clean energy legislation advancing out of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee today: Amended H.R. 2986, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, to create a research and development program for recycling lithium-ion batteries. Amended H.R. 5374, the Advanced Geothermal Research and Development Act of 2019, to encourage geothermal energy development in the places where it can ... Read more

  • Tonko Votes with House to Safeguard Americans’ Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko voted last night to pass H. Res. 826, a House resolution expressing disapproval of the Trump Administration’s latest attacks on Medicaid that threaten the health care of millions of Americans. Last week, the Trump Administration unveiled its plan for states to convert Medicaid into a block grant program, opening the door for major cuts to services for Medicaid recipients. “Medicaid exists to help millions of Americans, including many in our Capital Region, ge... Read more

  • Tonko Responds to 2020 State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) offered the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address before Congress tonight: “Tonight, President Trump had the chance to outline a vision for the future that highlights the American spirit of ingenuity and innovation to solve some of our most pressing challenges – climate change, building modern infrastructure and making health care more accessible and affordable. Unfortunately, on all three counts, he fell ... Read more

  • Tonko, Schumer, Gillibrand Cheer State Limousine Bill Signing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    ALBANY, NY—Congressman Paul Tonko, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, architects and lead sponsors of a comprehensive national limousine safety package in Congress (fact sheet & detailed summary) cheered today’s signing of New York State limousine safety reforms: Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY-20): “Our hearts remain broken for the families of the deadly Schoharie and Long Island crashes who have somehow managed to turn personal tragedy from dangerous limousines... Read more

  • Tonko Announces Capital Region Clean Energy Innovator as Guest for 2020 State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & the Environment

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change and a Co-Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition, announced today that Kathy Hannun, Co-founder and President of Dandelion Energy, has accepted his invitation and will attend the 2020 State of the Union as his guest. Tonko participated in a ribbon cutting with Hannun earlier this year (photos) for Dandelion, a groundbreaking geothermal energy company that began ... Read more

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