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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 Bipartisan Inf...

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 technological and sci...

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 successfully fought ...

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. “I’m proud ...

Tonko’s NY-NJ Watershed Act Advances Out of Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today cheered the advance of H.R. 4677, the New York-New Jersey Watershed Protection Act out of the House Natural Resources Committee. This legislation, authored by Tonko, makes needed repairs, replaces outdated equipment, and improves resiliency for the Hudson River and the New York-New Jersey Channels. During today’s markup, the Congressman delivered rema...

Tonko Heralds more than $16 Million in Funding for New York Waterways

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AMSTERDAM, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today celebrated $16,210,000 in new federal funding to New York waterways delivered through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to make needed repairs, replace outdated equipment, and improve resiliency for the Hudson River and the New York-New Jersey Channels. These critical investments go hand in glove with Tonko’s work to restore the region’s waterways thro...

Tonko Questions Local Expert on NY-NJ Watershed Protection Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko delivered remarks and questioned experts on his New York-New Jersey Watershed Protection Act during a subcommittee hearing today. Congressman Tonko’s bill was introduced in the Senate last week by Senator Cory Booker, alongside cosponsors Sens. Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Robert Menendez. Andy Bicking, Director of Government Relations and Publi...

Tonko Cheers $375 Million Investment in New York Bridges

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today announced that New York State is slated to receive $378.4 million this year to repair hundreds of bridges across the state in need of repair. This critical funding was delivered under the Tonko-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will fix 1,700 bridges in poor condition across the state. “Our crumbling bridge infrastructure costs drivers hundreds...

Tonko Cheers Biden-Harris Plan to Remove Lead from Homes & Water Systems

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, today cheered the Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, which works to eliminate all lead contamination from communities and replace every one of the estimated 10 million lead service lines still in operation across the United States. “For years I have pushed to repair our crumbling water sy...

Tonko Cheers Advance of Limo Safety Legislation in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) cheered the advance of provisions he authored as part of his comprehensive limousine safety legislation included as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that President Biden signed into law today. These provisions were championed by Tonko alongside the families who lost loved ones in a tragic limousine crash in Long Island a...

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