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Tonko Heralds Passage of Historic Inflation Reduction Act

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, transformational legislation that delivers on Democrats’ promise to fight inflation and cut costs for consumers all while taking the most aggressive action in history to combat the crisis of climate change and drive clean energy advancements. As Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, Ton...

Tonko Cheers Qualcomm & GlobalFoundries Agreement Boosting Capital Region Chip Development

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today celebrated the announcement that U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will more than double their investment in advanced semiconductor manufacturing at GlobalFoundries’ facility in Malta, NY. “Today’s welcome news is exactly why I fought so hard to deliver robust legislation that drives U.S. semiconductor manufacturing,” Congressman Tonko said. “Our CHIPS and Sci...

Tonko Hails Transformational Agreement on CHIPS Act

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko celebrated the recently announced bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the CHIPS Act, legislation that invests $52 billion in semiconductor chip manufacturing and includes his bipartisan Microelectronics Research for Energy Innovation Act that empowers the Department of Energy to drive up research and development of microelectronics. This legislation is expec...

Tonko Bipartisan Manufacturing.gov Act Advances out of Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today cheered the advance of his bipartisan Manufacturing.gov Act during a legislative markup in the Committee on Energy and Commerce by a vote of 54-0. The bill would establish a one-stop hub to connect manufacturers with federal manufacturing programs. “Supporting our domestic manufacturers will be critical in the work to lower costs for consumers, addres...

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 potential to...

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, Heinrich Lead Bicameral Call for Inclusion of Clean Energy Workforce Support in COVID-19 Economic Recovery Packages

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WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) are urging congressional leaders to prioritize a clean energy recovery plan in upcoming economic relief and recovery packages to deal with the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Tonko and Heinrich led a bicameral letter signed by 57 members calling on Congress to take action to support the clean ...

Tonko-Olson Bill Supporting American HVAC Manufacturing Gets Review

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), Chairman of the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, and Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) spoke at a hearing today on their bill, H.R. 5544, the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Leadership Act, bipartisan legislation supported by the U.S. manufacturing industry that would spur innovation in replacing hydrofluorocarbo...

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