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  • Tonko Calls for Mueller Report to be Released to Public
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul D. Tonko issued the following statement today after President Trump’s Attorney General William Barr declined to release the full contents of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election. This news comes a little more than a week after the House of Representatives cast a unanimous vote of 420-0 to call for the full report to be released to Congress and the American people: “I am grateful to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and ... Read more

  • Tonko Unveils Principles to Advance Climate Consensus in Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Paul Tonko, Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change, unveiled his much-anticipated ‘Framework for Climate Action in the U.S. Congress’ today during a keynote address at the 2019 C2ES Climate Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD. Tonko outlined nine principles during his speech and in the report, which he says are intended to serve as a common framework for climate action as well as a tool for evaluating proposals for addressing the climate cris... Read more

  • Tonko, Barr Off to the Races with Horseracing Integrity Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus, reintroduced H.R. 1754: the Horseracing Integrity Act today to establish a uniform national medication program, bringing the United States in line with international standards. “Horseracing thrives when we put the majestic equine athlete front and center” Tonko said. “Our legislation creates a set of nationwide rules that are clear, consistent, and conflict-free. This will make horsera... Read more

  • Tonko, Schatz Advance Bill to Safeguard Integrity of Federal Science
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science, Space, and Technology

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the Scientific Integrity Act in the House and Senate today, legislation that would protect public scientific research and reports from the influence of political and special interests, a longstanding concern that has taken on newfound urgency under President Trump. “Independent, rigorous scientific research is one of the most powerful tools we have for advancing the public interest and keeping the American peop... Read more

  • Tonko Calls Out Broken Promises in Trump Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul Tonko called out major broken promises in President Trump’s proposed budget today, which slashes Medicare and Medicaid and includes other painful cuts that would hurt Capital Region seniors and families, all while demanding $8.6 billion in taxpayer money for the President’s border wall. “President Trump’s budget breaks a core promise he made to the American people: it cuts more than $2 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid. Meanwhile, he proposes massive cuts to student... Read more

  • House Passes Sweeping Tonko-Cosponsored Government Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    “The American people have a right to know that their government is working for them, and to hold officials accountable when they are not." Read more

  • Tonko, Turner Reintroduce Bipartisan Addiction Treatment Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Mental Health, Addiction & Recovery

    WASHINGTON – Representatives Paul Tonko (NY-20) and Michael Turner (OH-10) have formally introduced bipartisan legislation empowering states to expand access to addiction treatment through Medicaid for individuals up to 30 days before their release from jail or prison. The bill, H.R. 1329: the Medicaid Reentry Act, responds to alarming evidence that individuals reentering society after incarceration are 129 times more likely than the general population to die of a drug overdose during the first ... Read more

  • Tonko Votes to Advance Major Popular Gun Safety Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Tonko joined more than 200 colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives today to pass H.R. 8: the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, which would require every gun purchase or transfer to undergo a full background check through a licensed firearm dealer and prevent individuals barred from gun possession from obtaining a gun. “Today’s vote marks a major turning point in our fight to end America’s gun violence epidemic,” said Tonko. “After every deadly tragedy in the... Read more

  • Tonko Recruited for 3rd Climate-Focused House Committee: Natural Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Natural Resources and Interior

    “I’m honored to join Chairman Grijalva and the members on the Natural Resources committee who have rightly put the climate crisis front and center in their work this term." - Rep. Paul Tonko Read more

  • Tonko Statement on House Vote to Reject Trump Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul D. Tonko joined with 244 of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives today, including more than a dozen Republicans, in a vote to terminate President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a taxpayer-funded border wall on the U.S. southern border. “Our vote today protects the very heart of our Constitution,” said Tonko. “This is not a matter of political party or opinion. President Trump failed to convince Mexico, the American people or Congress to... Read more

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