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Tonko MAT Act & Addiction Treatment Measures Pass in House

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today voted in the House to pass H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act, health-focused legislation that includes several key provisions he authored, including the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act, bipartisan legislation that eliminates the outdated bureaucratic requirement—known as the “x-waiver”—currently preventing ...

Tonko Health Priorities—Including MAT Act—Advance Out of Committee

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today joined full Energy and Commerce Committee markup to advance several health-focused bills, including his Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant Act, Helping Experts Accelerate Rare Treatments (HEART) Act. Tonko also successfully called for the inclusion of his Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act, broadly-supported bipa...

Tonko, Guthrie, Wild, McKinley’s Substance Use Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Reauthorization to Move in House Committee

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Susan Wild (D-PA), and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) today cheered action by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health to include their bipartisan Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services Block Grant Act of 2022 as part of its legislative hearing next week. The members introduced the le...

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, Turner Respond to President’s Call to Advance their Addiction Treatment Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC—Following President Biden’s State of the Union address where he called for the removal of barriers in addiction treatment, Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) and Michael Turner (R-OH) renewed their call for Congress to pass their Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act. The bipartisan legislation would vastly increase access to life-saving addiction medicine by eliminating a d...

Tonko Addiction Treatment Legislation Clears Key Milestone in House

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko today announced that the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act—reintroduced in February this year—has garnered the official support of the majority of members in the House of Representatives with more than 218 representatives cosponsoring the legislation. This bipartisan bill would expand lifesaving addiction treatment by removing an antiquated requir...

Tonko Cheers Inclusion of 4 Major Priorities in Addiction & Mental Health Agenda

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko joined a press conference with the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force announcing their legislative agenda for this Congress, which includes four key bills championed by Tonko. This slate of Tonko-led bills includes: The Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act that would remove bureaucratic barriers blocking access to the safe, proven addiction ...

Tonko Cheers Key Milestone of 100+ Co-sponsors for Addiction Treatment Bill

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Rep. Paul Tonko

WASHINGTON—Today on International Overdose Awareness Day, Congressman Paul D. Tonko marked the milestone achievement of his bipartisan Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act receiving the official support of more than 100 House members who signed on as co-sponsors of the legislation. Tonko’s bill would expand access to life-saving addiction treatment by clearing the bureaucratic requirement, ...

Tonko Heralds Federal Funding to Address NY Opioid Deaths

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ALBANY, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered news that the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse in Menands, NY is being awarded $850,000 in federal funding to provide resources and trainings for New York’s first responders to help prevent prescription drug and opioid overdose-related deaths. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will be distributing the funds t...

Tonko Delivers Boost to Nation’s Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

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WASHINGTON—Congressman Paul D. Tonko cheered House passage today of major funding expansions for U.S. mental health and addiction programs that he has been pushing to secure as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 Federal Budget. Tonko provisions that advanced in the package include funding for opioid treatment programs, substance use prevention grants and research to examine the impact of the pandemic on...

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