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Paul Tonko's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 20, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality, Democratic for U.S. House - District 20
Date Title
May 17, 2016 Pallone & Tonko Voice Opposition to Current Framework of Legislation to Update Chemical Safety Laws
May 7, 2016 Upton, Pallone, Shimkus, Tonko Comment on Efforts to Update Chemical Safety Laws for the 21st Century
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Marsha Blackburn, Chairman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives - Panel Concerns
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding
March 14, 2016 Tonko Announces More Than $350,000 for Whitney Young to Help Treat Opioid Abuse in Capital Region
March 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Take Action on Sources of Methane Emissions
March 2, 2016 Bipartisan E&C Bill to Strengthen Medicaid for Patients Passes House with Overwhelming Support
Feb. 25, 2016 Pallone, Tonko Applaud EPA Proposal to Improve Safety Around Chemical Processing
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to House & Senate Leadership, Request to Fund Contraceptive Care to Combat Zika Virus Outbreak
Feb. 22, 2016 Committee Democrats Ask States for Information on Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to Cathleen Bennett, New Jersey Department of Health - Information on NJ's Lead Prevention Efforts
Feb. 17, 2016 Letter to Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control - CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Improving Healthcare
Dec. 3, 2015 "Time Is Running Out": 9/11 First Responders And Survivors Call On Congressional Leaders To Extend And Fully Fund The Zadroga Act By Year's End
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding
Nov. 9, 2015 Letter to Acting Administrator Rosenberg - Push to Allow Partial Fill Prescriptions to Reduce Fatal Opioid Overdoses
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader - Refusing to Vote For Any Budget Deal That Cuts Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security Benefits
Oct. 23, 2015 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee and Frank Pallone, ranking member House Energy and Commerce Committee- Mental Health Care
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cuts to Medicare Payments for Colorectal Cancer
Sept. 28, 2015 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee, Joe Pitts, Chairman of Subcommittee on Health, Tim Murphy Chairman Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Planned parenthood videos
Sept. 22, 2015 Representatives Tim Ryan and Paul Tonko Statements on National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Provider-Led Entities
Sept. 16, 2015 Support Grows for Permanent Extension of James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs as One Hundred 9/11 First Responders & Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart
Sept. 10, 2015 Tonko Marks 9/11 Anniversary, Backs Effort to Permanently Extend Health Programs for Heroes
Aug. 3, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Helms Amendment and Women's Health
July 30, 2015 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Ozone Rule
June 29, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces Medicaid Redesign Efforts Saving Taxpayers Billons
June 23, 2015 TSCA Modernization Act
June 23, 2015 #RecordOfSuccess: House Overwhelmingly Approves Updating Chemical Safety Laws for the 21st Century
June 16, 2015 Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
June 11, 2015 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives - World Trade Center Health Program
June 3, 2015 Committee Advances Bipartisan Breakthrough To Bring Chemical Safety Law Into 21st Century
May 27, 2015 Bipartisan Leaders Formally Introduce Breakthrough Chemical Safety Bill
May 27, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Family Detention
May 14, 2015 Subcommittee Unanimously Approves TSCA Modernization Act
May 12, 2015 Committee Releases Bipartisan TSCA Modernization Act, Markup This Week
May 6, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Breast Cancer Prevention
April 24, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Labeling Generic Drugs
April 14, 2015 Kinzinger Introduces Bipartisan Legislation Protecting Illinois Nursing Programs
April 14, 2015 Reps. Jenkins, Tonko, Kinzinger & Rangel Introduce The MEND Act
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - NIH Alzheimers Research
March 25, 2015 Letter to John Culberson, Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee, and Chaka Fattah, Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, Subcommittee - Missing Alzheimers Patients
March 16, 2015 Governor Cuomo Announces $7.7 Million to Support Home Visiting Programs for New and Expecting Families
Jan. 26, 2015 The Hill: Moving Forward on Mental Health
Dec. 15, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Drop Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men
Dec. 10, 2014 Tonko Highlights Support for Local Projects, Manufacturing, and Alzheimer's Research in Federal Funding Bill
Dec. 2, 2014 Alzheimer's
Nov. 13, 2014 Letter to Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Issue Guidance on BMI Screenings in Schools
Oct. 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Allow Emergency Access to Medical Marijuana Treatments in New York
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