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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, 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 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 Secures Major Wins for Capital Region in Federal Budget

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Tonko announced today transformative investments delivered in H.R. 2471, bipartisan government funding legislation that will help working families with the cost of living, create American jobs, and support the vulnerable. “The historic investments advanced in our bipartisan omnibus package are a reflection of America’s deepest values,” Congressman Tonko said. “I’m proud ...

Tonko Cheers $25 Million Biden Investment in New York EV Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko celebrated the announcement today that $25,971,644 in EV charging investments will be available to New York State in the first year of the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program established by the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program will deliver an estimated $5 billion over 5 years to create a network of EV charg...

Tonko Cheers Biden Administration Clean Energy Initiatives

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today celebrated a slew of sweeping clean energy initiatives announced by the Biden Administration, including a record-breaking offshore wind auction for the New York Bight, an initiative to modernize the nation’s electric grid and more. “Clean energy offers us an incredible opportunity to create good-paying jobs, tackle the worsening climate crisis and str...

Tonko Leads Hearing on Strengthening U.S. Clean Energy Supply Chain

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WASHINGTON, DC—Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul D. Tonko co-led a hearing today on the need for investments in U.S. manufacturing and clean energy supply chains in wind, solar, battery, Electric Vehicle (EV) and other technologies to ensure American competitiveness abroad and take critical steps to address the climate crisis. Watch Rep. Tonko’s opening remarks HERE and rea...

Tonko, McKinley Introduce Bill to Drive Clean Hydrogen Development

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WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) and David B. McKinley (R-WV) today announced the introduction of the Clean Hydrogen Deployment Act of 2021, legislation that would strengthen American competitiveness and address climate change by incentivizing use of low-emissions hydrogen. “Throughout my time in Congress, I have pushed to advance meaningful legislation that will tackle climate ...

Tonko Lauds Advance of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill & Build Back Better Agreement

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko voted tonight to advance the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bipartisan legislation critical to President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda that includes investments to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure including roads, bridges and ports, and make investments to protect drinking water and develop clean energy. Tonko also cheered the agreement to...

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