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Tonko, Huffman Introduce Bill to Advance Floating Solar Energy

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WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) today introduced the POWER our Reservoirs Act (Protect our Waters and Expand Renewables on our Reservoirs Act) to advance clean energy production and drought protection at our nation’s federal water reservoirs. This legislation will call on key federal agencies to study opportunities to deploy floating solar…

1 Year After Signing of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Tonko Highlights Major Wins for NY-20

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WASHINGTON, DC—On the one year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered the transformational investments the legislation has delivered to the Capital Region. “One year ago today, I stood alongside my colleagues at the White House as President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law” Congressman Tonko said. “This…

Tonko Announces $3 Million+ in Grants for Capital Region Parks

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ALBANY, NY – Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today the awarding of three grants totaling $3,086,565 from the National Park Service’s (NPS) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support critical upgrades at John Boyd Thacher State Park in Voorheesville and Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs.  These awards include $1,150,000 for wastewater improvements at Thacher…

Tonko Announces $270K Awarded to Glenville to Enhance Water System

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SCHENECTADY, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that the Town of Glenville will be awarded $273,788 to extend a water main and increase the Town’s clean water capacity. “Clean water is vital for all our communities, yet too often this hidden infrastructure is ignored and under-funded, resulting in costly main breaks, polluted drinking water systems and lasting health risks to…

Tonko NY-NJ Watershed Bill Passes in House for First Time

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today cheered the House advance of the New York-New Jersey Watershed Protection Act, legislation he authored to restore and protect the vital water resources of the Hudson, Mohawk, and Raritan Rivers and their tributaries. “Our waterways are key economic, environmental and recreational engines for our communities,” Congressman Tonko said. “Despite…

Tonko Clean Energy and Flood Control Priorities Advance out of House

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered the overwhelmingly bipartisan House advance of priorities he authored under H.R. 7776, the Water Resources Development Act, legislation that approves dozens of feasibility studies for water resources development projects across the nation. One of Tonko’s priorities calls on the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to assess the…

Tonko Heralds $257 Million for New York to Reduce Carbon Pollution

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AMSTERDAM, NY—In celebration of Earth Day, Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced more than $257 million in funding to be delivered to New York over the next 5 years for investments in clean transportation and climate-friendly infrastructure for New York State.  This funding will be administered under the Federal Highway Administration’s Carbon Reduction Program, created by the historic…

Tonko Announces $350K Award to HVCC to Support EV Development

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is being awarded a grant totaling $350,000 for a project to develop training modules that will address significant knowledge gaps in trades critical to the nation’s transition to a battery-operated electric vehicle (EV) fleet. “Our Capital Region has a long and proud history of…

Tonko Leads Hearing on Repairing America’s Water Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, led a hearing today highlighting key investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to repair the country’s crumbling water infrastructure and deliver clean water to communities. Tonko has worked in Congress for years to ensure Americans have access to safe drinking water, and…

Tonko Secures Major Wins for Capital Region in Federal Budget

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Tonko announced today transformative investments delivered in H.R. 2471, bipartisan government funding legislation that will help working families with the cost of living, create American jobs, and support the vulnerable. “The historic investments advanced in our bipartisan omnibus package are a reflection of America’s deepest values,” Congressman Tonko said.…

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