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  • Tonko Selected Among Colleagues to Negotiate Defense Bill Between House and Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko was selected last night to represent the House of Representatives in negotiations with the United States Senate over the final terms of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA shapes the funding and operations of the U.S. Department of Defense. Both the House and Senate bills include provisions related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, which have contaminated sources of drinking water for millions... Read more

  • Tonko Teams Up with Renowned Local Expert to Call for National Investigation of Faulty Circuit Breakers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    "I urge CPSC to consider this new evidence that wasn’t available at the time of their previous review, and to continue to uphold the agency’s sacred duty to defend public safety. American homes and lives are on the line.” - Congressman Paul Tonko Read more

  • Tonko Honors 9/11 Anniversary, Announces $109K Award to Amsterdam Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    ALBANY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko marked the 18th anniversary since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and called for full and continuous support for first responders, announcing today that the City of Amsterdam Fire Department has been awarded $109,904.76 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The department will use the grant funding for new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the department’s firefighters. “The funding from th... Read more

  • Tonko Heralds $2M Additional Science Grants Awarded to Capital Region
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    ALBANY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding the State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany) and Union College multiple scientific research grants totaling $2,056,439. This brings the two week total of science grant announcements for Capital Region colleges and universities to nearly 10 million dollars: $9,433,913. “Our Capital Region continues to shine as a beacon of scientific achievement, as shown by the remarkable collection of ... Read more

  • Tonko Heralds $7.3 Million in Science Grants Awarded to Capital Region
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    ALBANY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute a group of scientific research grants totaling $7,377,474. “These competitive awards reaffirm that our Capital Region continues to be at the forefront of U.S. scientific advancement,” Congressman Tonko said. “America’s future depends on the work of these local visionary researchers and others like them, which continues to re... Read more

  • Tonko, 200+ House Members Call for Senate to Return & Vote on Gun Safety Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Tonko joined Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and 212 other Representatives in the House to call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate back into session immediately and pass H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act. The letter reads in part: “This inaction must stop. We know background checks save lives. Every day background checks stop more than 170 felon... Read more

  • Tonko Heralds Major Achievements in First 200 Days
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) marked the 200th day of the new Congress this week by highlighting milestone legislative achievements passed in the House of Representatives during the 116th Congress to-date. Tonko-supported bills that have passed in the House since January includes legislation to strengthen the security and integrity of U.S. elections, protect Americans with preexisting health conditions, permanently fund health and survivor benefits for 9/11 first responders, close l... Read more

  • Tonko Votes to End Robocalls and Abusive Telephone Scams
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) voted late yesterday to pass H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, a bill he cosponsors that would bring much needed relief to Americans who are sick and tired of dealing with abusive robocalls. This bipartisan legislation passed by a vote of 429-3 and will now head to the Senate. “The epidemic of spam robocalls has become a serious problem for families throughout the Capital Region and across the country,” noted Tonko. “This bipartisan legislation... Read more

  • Tonko Clean Energy Innovation Bills Advance Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & the Environment, Climate Change

    WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology advanced two clean energy innovation bills sponsored by Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), the first supporting expanded U.S. wind energy research and innovation, the other investing in research and development to improve gas turbine efficiency. “As floodwaters rise, wildfires spread and heat waves continue to threaten our communities, technology improvements and energy innovation cannot come soon enough,” said Tonko. “The legislation... Read more

  • Tonko Votes to Increase Worker Paychecks
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor

    "After a decade spent working harder for less and watching their paychecks shrink with inflation, America’s workers have earned this long-overdue raise, which will put more money in the pockets of millions of working and middle class families and grow local economies in New York and beyond." Read more

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