WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered the inclusion of several provisions he championed to protect and enhance water resources throughout the Capital Region and across the country.
“By harnessing the power of our waterways, we can strengthen our local communities, address drought and flood risks, support environmental justice, bolster the economy, and so much more,”… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »