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Tonko Secures Reauthorization of Erie Canalway Commission in Federal Budget

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered the passage of legislation he led, H.R. 4192, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission Reauthorization Act to reauthorize the Commission for 15 years as part of the bipartisan omnibus spending package advanced through Congress and expected to be signed into law by the President today. This reauthorization will ensure that this staple ...

Tonko Cheers House Vote to Extend Support to 30 National Heritage Sites Including Erie Canalway

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today cheered the passage of a provision he has long pushed for that would extend reauthorization of 30 National Heritage Areas including the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Corridor under the INVEST Act, just advanced out of the House. If signed into law, the legislation would authorize ...

Tonko Calls for Stronger National Heritage Areas—Including Erie Canalway—in Natural Resources Committee Hearing

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko gave compelling committee testimony today on behalf of his National Heritage Area Act during a hearing on Heritage Areas reform and other related issues in the Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. Tonko’s National Heritage Area Act would formalize the process for designating and maintaining National Heritage Areas includin...

Tonko Selected for Major Climate-Focused Committees

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WASHINGTON, DC—House leaders announced today that Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) has been selected to serve on three major climate committees in the House. Anchored by his key leadership role as Chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, Tonko will also serve on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and House Committee on Natural Resources. These...

Tonko Heritage Bill Advances with Bipartisan Vote

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered the advance of his bipartisan National Heritage Area Act in the House today following a vote by the Committee on Natural Resources to approve the legislation and send it before the House for final passage. Tonko’s legislation, which he introduced last year with Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and recently added its 200th cosponsor in the House, tackles the c...

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