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Tonko Leads Hearing on Response to East Palestine Train Derailment

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials, joined a hearing today to review the ongoing response to the Norfolk Southern train derailment in Ohio. Tonko questioned witnesses on efforts to protect public health and the environment and how to ensure transparency and accountability for the residents of…

Tonko Votes to Pass Sweeping Democracy Reform Bill

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko voted to advance H.R. 1, the For the People Act today, legislation that advances historic ethics and good government reforms including funding to upgrade election security systems, simplify and expand voters’ access to the ballot and confront the outsized influence of big money in politics. “This legislation heeds the warnings of America’s top…

Tonko, Meeks Push for Action for New Yorkers after MyPayrollHR Scandal

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AMSTERDAM, NY—U.S. Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) and Gregory W. Meeks (NY-5) sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today requesting oversight and protective action regarding the ongoing investigation of the payroll industry. The letter comes as New York continues its investigation of the MyPayrollHR scandal last year, in which the MyPayrollHR president illegally moved…

Horseracing Integrity Act Reaches Key Milestone in House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R. 1754), introduced last year by Congressional Horse Caucus co-chairs Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY), has officially received formal endorsement by a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives, with 226 Members now cosponsoring the legislation. This bipartisan bill authorizes creation of a non-governmental…

Tonko Votes to Pass SHIELD Act to Protect Integrity of U.S. Elections

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko voted last night to pass H.R. 4617, the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act. This bill takes bipartisan steps to combat foreign interference in elections by strengthening reporting requirements, closing loopholes and deterring foreign activity in U.S. elections.   “As the people’s representatives, we…

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