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  • Tonko Broadband Bill Advances Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Telecom

    WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul D. Tonko added to his string of recent legislative achievements today as the Energy & Commerce Committee voted this afternoon to advance his broadband reform bill, the ACCESS BROADBAND Act, for consideration by the full House. “Broadband Internet access has become a necessity for Capital Region families, businesses and our regional economy, helping our students keep up with homework, job candidates build toward a new career, doctors read medical scans and entreprene... Read more

  • Tonko Urges Eligible Taxpayers to Take Advantage of EITC Tax Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Commerce, Telecom

    CAPITAL REGION – On the 10th annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) urged taxpayers to check their eligibility to take advantage of the EITC. In New York’s 20th Congressional District, almost 50,000 individuals saved more than $105 million using the credit in tax year 2013. Taxpayers can check their EITC eligibility with the IRS’s EITC Assistant. Read more

  • Let’s Learn a Lesson from ExIm Shutdown
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Commerce, Telecom

    For four months, House Republican Leadership shuttered the Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that supports American exports and levels the playing field for U.S. manufacturers overseas. This ‘politics-over-people’ move led by the extreme wing of the House GOP caucus has already put hard working Americans out of work, including more than 200 in Schenectady, New York, in the district I represent. After months of bipartisan calls for House Leadership to own up to their mistake and bring legislat... Read more

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