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Paul Tonko's Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

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
July 15, 2014 Governor Cuomo Announces $3.6 Million in Job Training Funding
June 25, 2014 Letter to Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader Elect - Unemployment Insurance
June 2, 2014 At House Renovated by Schenectady YouthBuild Students, Gillibrand and Tonko Push to Keep Federal Funding For Vital Job Training and Educational Programs
May 29, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations
April 3, 2014 Times Union - America Needs to Renew Focus on Women in Workplace
Feb. 27, 2014 Tonko: "Give America a Raise"
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Federal Building Concession Workers in Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protection for Agricultural Workers Exposed to Pesticides
Jan. 29, 2014 Tonko Statement in Response to 2014 State of the Union
Jan. 7, 2014 Jobs
July 9, 2013 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate - National Labor Relations Board Nominees
June 10, 2013 On 50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act, Tonko Calls for Passage of Paycheck Fairness
April 23, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Civilian Furloughs
April 19, 2013 Letter to Chairman Kingston and Ranking Member DeLauro - Job Corps Program Funding
June 19, 2012 Albany Housing Coalition Receives Federal Grant
Jan. 18, 2012 Frustration from the Middle Class
Dec. 23, 2011 Congressman Tonko Statement on Extension of the Payroll Tax Cut
Dec. 20, 2011 Middle Class America, Take Notice
Dec. 14, 2011 Jobs for Americans
Dec. 6, 2011 The American Economy
Nov. 29, 2011 Jobs for Americans
Oct. 13, 2011 Super Committee Must Commit To Transparency
Sept. 20, 2011 American Jobs Act
Aug. 16, 2011 Congressman Tonko Tours Schohairie County Manufacturer, Calls on Washington to Focus on Job Creation
July 13, 2011 Clean Energy Jobs
April 4, 2011 Congressional Black Caucus
Oct. 26, 2010 Congressman Tonko Tours Bullex, Discusses Efforts to Jump Start Manufacturing and Create Jobs
June 22, 2010 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
May 1, 2010 A Call for $23 Billion Teacher Jobs Fund
March 3, 2010 Congressman Tonko: Americans And New Yorkers Being 'Held Hostage' By Republicans In The U.S. Senate
June 2, 2009 Growing An Innovation Economy
May 13, 2009 The Greening Of Our Energy Thinking
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Jobs and Economic Development
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy
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