or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Paul Tonko's Public Statements

Full Name: Paul D. Tonko
Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 20, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independence, Working Families for U.S. House - District 20
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 06/18/1949
Birth Place: Amsterdam, NY
Home City: Amsterdam, NY
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Supporting Small Businesses
Issue Position: Economy and Jobs
Issue Position: Energy
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Energy
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Immigration Policies that Work
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: LGBT
Issue Position: The Future of Education
Issue Position: Local
Issue Position: Tax Policy
Issue Position: Families
Issue Position: War in Iraq/Veteran's Issues
Aug. 22, 2014 Governor Cuomo Announces $47.8 Million in FEMA Funding for Hardening Bridges
Aug. 22, 2014 Letter in Support of Fort Drum
Aug. 22, 2014 Tonko Announces More Than $500,000 for Local Fire Departments
Aug. 20, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Over $24,000 in Value-Added Producer Grant Funding for Farmiemarket Online in Albany County
Aug. 19, 2014 Tonko, Schumer, Gillibrand, Announce Nearly $900,000 to Fund New Plane De-Icing Equipment at Albany International Airport
Aug. 7, 2014 Letter to Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Opposing Atlantic Drilling
Aug. 7, 2014 Letter to Janice Schneider, Assistant Secretary of Lands and Minerals Management - Modernizing the Outdated and Inadequate Onshore Oil and Gas Fiscal System
Aug. 7, 2014 Tonko Announces $1.4 Million for Skidmore
Aug. 4, 2014 Tonko Urges Speaker to Cancel Recess, Cites Large To-Do List for House
July 31, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer
July 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - House Should Stay in Session to Address Budget and Other Pressing Issues
July 30, 2014 Tonko to Hold Telephone Town Hall on Economic Development Next Tuesday
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
July 23, 2014 Tonko Statement on Newly Proposed Oil Train Safety Standards
July 22, 2014 Make It in America
July 22, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Nearly $4 Million to Rehabilitate Runway at Albany International Airport
July 18, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Publish Revised Poultry Slaughter Rule, Open New Public Comment Period, Solicit Public Comments
July 17, 2014 Tonko Pushes Constitutional Amendment to Limit Money in Politics
July 17, 2014 Safe Climate Caucus
July 15, 2014 Infrastructure Needs Of America
July 15, 2014 Tonko Statement on Housing for Undocumented Children
July 15, 2014 Governor Cuomo Announces $3.6 Million in Job Training Funding
July 10, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - House Democrats Call For USTR to Stop Using Distorted Data
July 9, 2014 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
July 9, 2014 Comprehensive DOT Rail Regulations
July 9, 2014 Tonko Statement on EU Proposal to Remove Ban On Crude Oil Exports
June 26, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence
June 25, 2014 Letter to Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader Elect - Path Forward on Unemployment Insurance
June 25, 2014 Letter to Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader Elect - Unemployment Insurance
June 24, 2014 Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act
June 24, 2014 North American Energy Infrastructure Act
June 20, 2014 Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Albany International Airport To Receive More Than $820,000 In DOT Funding For Infrastructure Improvements
June 20, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Care for Victims of Sexual Assault
June 20, 2014 Letter to Slcan Gibson, Department of Veterans Affairs - Sexual Assault Claims
June 20, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions
Back to top