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Tonko Calls for Swift Advance of Semiconductor Manufacturing Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today joined the first public meeting of conferees in the House and the Senate to deliver remarks ahead of negotiations to resolve the differences between the House’s America COMPETES Act of 2022, and the Senate’s United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2022 (USICA). Last month, Tonko was named as one of the House conferees tasked with leading negot...

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 Statement Applauding Biden Administration Scientific Integrity Report

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20), author of the Scientific Integrity Act and member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, issued a statement following today’s release of a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) report of its Scientific Integrity Task Force. This report—created in response to President Biden’s call to protect science-based poli...

Tonko, Ellzey Introduce Microelectronics Research Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) and Jake Ellzey (TX-6) today introduced the bipartisan Microelectronics Research for Energy Innovation Act (Micro Act) that would empower the Department of Energy to drive up research and development of microelectronics. “Manufacturing microelectronics has proven an essential industry in the push to establish a 21st century economy,” Congressman...

Tonko Delivers Big Wins in House Budget Package to Spur Investments in U.S. Clean Energy & Innovation Economy

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, one of only a handful of engineers in Congress, cheered House passage today of Fiscal Year 2022 budget legislation that features provisions Tonko has long championed that will raise the bar of U.S. energy efficiency, strengthen our national electric vehicle infrastructure and drive pioneering scientific research and innovation. “If we as a nation do not want t...

Tonko Delivers Big Wins in House Budget Package to Spur Investments in U.S. Clean Energy & Innovation Economy

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, one of only a handful of engineers in Congress, cheered House passage today of Fiscal Year 2022 budget legislation that features provisions Tonko has long championed that will raise the bar of U.S. energy efficiency, strengthen our national electric vehicle infrastructure and drive pioneering scientific research and innovation. “If we as a nation do not want t...

Tonko Pushes to Advance Innovative Science Legislation in Committee Markup

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today declared his strong support of two pieces of legislation moving through the Science, Space and Technology Committee during debate on the measures. The bills, H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act and H.R. 3593, the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act would invest in scientific innovation and development across the Unite...

Tonko Cheers White House Plan for Scientific Integrity Summit

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered news today that the Biden Administration will convene a scientific integrity meeting this week to explore past instances of political meddling and develop stronger scientific integrity policies across the federal government, a longtime priority for Tonko. The convening will bring together scientists and federal agency leaders and will be spearheaded by ...

Tonko Announces $1.3M in Science Grants for Rensselaer

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced a set of science grants totaling $1,364,064 being awarded to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to fund cutting-edge research at the institution including fiber networks and studies on lead-contaminated soil and factors impacting aquatic systems. The grants will be administered through the National Science Foundation (NSF). “Capital Region researcher...

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...

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