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  • Tonko Raises Red Flags over Trump SCOTUS Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul D. Tonko responded to President Trump’s announcement tonight that he will nominate ideologically conservative Brett Kavanaugh for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. “President Trump’s announcement tonight shows a clear intent to pack the court with extremists to support his hateful policies and to insulate himself from legal accountability in the process,” said Tonko. “Republicans stonewalled Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination for more than a ... Read more

  • Tonko Statement on House Science Committee Subpoena of Attorneys General, Environmental Groups
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & the Environment, Judiciary

    Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) released the following statement in response to an announcement from House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and other Republican Members that they plan to issue subpoenas to attorneys general and environmental groups in an unprecedented move of unconstitutional overreach to impede legitimate investigations: “I am extremely concerned by the manner in which Chairman Smith and several members of the House Committee on Science, Spa... Read more

  • Senators, let nominee be heard
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary

    Senate Republicans, by refusing to do their jobs and work to fill our current Supreme Court vacancy, have shown a fair-weather, bandwagon love for the Constitution. Read more

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