Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Paul Tonko (NY-20) Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Lori Trahan (D-MA), and David Trone (D-MD) released the following statement after the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a temporary rule that extends telemedicine flexibilities adopted during the COVID-19… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko hailed new guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the Medicaid Reentry Section 1115 Demonstration Opportunity that would provide Medicaid services to justice-involved individuals returning to their communities. Tonko authored and championed legislation that authorized CMS to conduct these state demonstration… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), Mike Turner (R-OH), John Rutherford (R-FL), and David Trone (D-MD) today introduced the Reentry Act, bipartisan legislation that empowers states to restore access to healthcare, including addiction and mental health treatment, through Medicaid for incarcerated individuals up to 30 days before their release. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC — Today Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) and Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced the relaunch of the Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus for the 118th Congress. The Congressmen will serve as co-chairs of the Caucus, which is a bipartisan group of legislators committed to advancing bipartisan solutions to the country’s… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) today cheered last week’s announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to approve a first-of-its-kind demonstration project in California that will provide Medicaid services to people returning home from jails and prisons. Approval of this waiver was made possible through legislation Congressman Tonko authored and… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) joined leaders and advocates at the White House today to celebrate the passage of his Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act, which was signed into law as part of the federal omnibus package. Tonko’s MAT Act eliminates the outdated bureaucratic requirement that practitioners apply for a separate waiver—known as the “x-waiver”—to… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) celebrated the passage of key provisions he championed in the year-end federal spending bill.
“The historic investments advanced in our bipartisan omnibus package are a reflection of America’s deepest values,” Congressman Tonko said. “I’m proud to vote for this legislation that works to drive innovation, support our most… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) cheered the inclusion of his bipartisan Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment (MAT) Act in the federal funding package expected to be made law this week. The MAT Act eliminates the redundant requirement that practitioners apply for a separate waiver through the DEA to prescribe buprenorphine for substance use disorder treatment.
“The overdose… Read more »
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… Read more »
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,… Read more »