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Tonko Heralds Passage of Historic Inflation Reduction Act

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Rep. Paul Tonko

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 Bipartisan Manufacturing.gov Act Advances out of Committee

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Rep. Paul Tonko

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 Secures Major Wins for Capital Region in Federal Budget

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Rep. Paul Tonko

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 Joins One Thousand Capital Region Demonstrators for Women’s March in Washington, DC

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"The message of today’s march is about more than women, though. It is about the fight for progress and opportunity for all Americans. We need laws and policies that will help America’s working families by providing fairness in the workplace, guaranteeing equal pay for equal work, and respecting and defending our rights to access quality affordable healthcare and to govern our own bodies. We must take greater steps to end violence against women, strengthen paid family leave, ensure antidiscrimination protections, defend civil and workers’ rights, clean and protect our air and water, raise the minimum wage, and get big money out of politics." - Rep. Paul Tonko

Rep. Paul Tonko's 2016 Year in Review

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In 2016, Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) built on previous years of success in working across the aisle to pass legislation that supports Capital Region job creators, makes our water safer, combats the opioid crisis, provides relief to those living with mental illness, enhances public health, protects consumers, and sets the nation on its clearest path yet to overcoming Alzheimer’s disease. Below i...

Tonko Calls for Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day

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Equal Pay Day symbolizes the day when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year. As we mark Equal Pay Day today, on April 12, U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko again calls for more work to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men – including the passage of legislation he has cosponsored, the Paycheck Fair...

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