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Following Tonko’s Push for Answers, FBI Announces Investigation into Schoharie Limo Crash

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Following a letter submitted by Congressman Paul D. Tonko to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) calling for any documents and information the agency has in connection with Shahed Hussain, the owner of Prestige Limousine, the FBI announced that an investigation and review into the 2018 Schoharie limousine crash has been commenced by the FBI’s Inspection Division and is current...

Tonko Heralds $257 Million for New York to Reduce Carbon Pollution

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AMSTERDAM, NY—In celebration of Earth Day, Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced more than $257 million in funding to be delivered to New York over the next 5 years for investments in clean transportation and climate-friendly infrastructure for New York State. This funding will be administered under the Federal Highway Administration’s Carbon Reduction Program, created by the historic Bipartisan Inf...

Tonko Announces $350K Award to HVCC to Support EV Development

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is being awarded a grant totaling $350,000 for a project to develop training modules that will address significant knowledge gaps in trades critical to the nation’s transition to a battery-operated electric vehicle (EV) fleet. “Our Capital Region has a long and proud history of technological and sci...

Tonko Announces Historic $20 Million in Capital Region Transit Funding

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today announced $20,017,345 in funding for transit agencies in the Capital Region thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Tonko voted for last year. The funding is just part of a record $20 billion investment in American transit, including more than $2 billion for New York State transit agencies to modernize and expand their services. “Every day, pu...

Tonko, Peters Introduce Carbon Dioxide Removal Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) and Scott Peters (CA-52) today introduced the Federal Carbon Dioxide Removal Leadership Act of 2022, legislation that would address climate change by investing in carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies. “Scientists have made it clear—we must use every tool at our disposal in order to address the ever-worsening climate crisis,” Congressman Ton...

Tonko Votes to Deliver Billions in Relief to Restaurants & Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko voted today to pass H.R. 3807, the Relief for Restaurants & Other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act of 2022, legislation that delivers $55 billion to replenish funding for restaurants and small businesses. This action builds on Tonko’s years long push to deliver much-needed assistance to local businesses that have kept the economy going through the pandemic. “O...

Tonko Named as House Conferee for COMPETES Act Negotiations

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today was announced as one of the House conferees set to negotiate differences between the Senate’s United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and the House-passed America COMPETES Act. “For years, I’ve fought hard to advance legislation that strengthens our supply chains, supports manufacturing, and boosts American competitiveness,” Congressman T...

Tonko Announces 2021 NY-20 Congressional App Challenge Winner

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced the 2021 Congressional App Challenge winner, Nikhil Radosevich, a student at Bethlehem High School who created EarthStripes, an app that helps users visualize the effects of climate change in their location. “As our climate crisis grows, we continue to look for new ways to address the rise in global temperatures, both through new technologies and ...

Tonko Highlights Weatherization Funds for NY Families to Reduce Energy Costs

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today announced $289,714,086 in new funding headed to New York families as part of the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Thanks to the funds Tonko helped deliver under the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, New York families will have the resources they need to reduce their home energy bills through cost-effective, energy ...

Tonko Votes to Lower Insulin Costs for Americans

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today voted to pass the Affordable Insulin Now Act, which caps out-of-pocket costs for insulin at no more than $35 per month under Medicare Part D and commercial health insurance. Modeled after similar provisions in the Build Back Better Act, this bill ensures vital and affordable access to life-saving medication for the more than 37 million Americans who h...

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