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

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
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Health Care
June 20, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Care for Victims of Sexual Assault
June 17, 2014 Letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Make Demographic Data Public for All Clinical Trials
May 20, 2014 The Devastation of Alzheimer's Disease
May 6, 2014 May is Mental Health Month
May 6, 2014 Barber, DeGette, Matsui, Napolitano, Tonko Unveil Mental Health Legislation
April 29, 2014 Letter to Steven Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Association of Chain Drug Stores - Ban Cigarette and Tobacco Product Sales
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use
April 7, 2014 Reps. Guthrie, Tonko Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Advance Alzheimer's Research
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
March 27, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
Feb. 4, 2014 Letter to Calvin Dooley, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Chemistry Council, and Andy Igrejas, Director, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families - TSCA Reform
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Eastman Chemical Company Chief Executive Officer Mark Costa - Release Studies on Effects of MCHM
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Co-Chairs Patty Murray and Paul Ryan, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Committee - Protect Social Security and Medicare
Nov. 8, 2013 Reps. Napolitano, T.Ryan, Barber, Tonko, and Lee Applaud Mental Health Parity Final Rule Implementation
Oct. 23, 2013 Letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cuts to Community Cancer Clinics
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Impact of the Government Shutdown on Energy and Commerce
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
July 24, 2012 American Jobs and Health Care
July 17, 2012 Health Care and Making it in America
July 11, 2012 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
July 10, 2012 Repealing Affordable Care Act
June 28, 2012 Congressman Tonko Statement Reacting to Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act
June 27, 2012 Van Hollen Hosts Congressional Forum on Mental Health and Addiction Parity
March 28, 2012 National Journal - Supreme Court Winds Up Health Care Oral Arguments
Dec. 8, 2011 Letter to John Boehner, House Speaker, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House
Nov. 1, 2011 Letter to Speaker Boehner
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
July 19, 2011 Medicare Under Attack
July 19, 2011 Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011
July 19, 2011 Medicare Under Attack
July 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States
July 12, 2011 Debt Ceiling Limit Talks
June 23, 2011 Hands Off Medicare
June 23, 2011 Hands Off Medicare
June 2, 2011 The Future of Medicare
June 2, 2011 Tonko Bill to Track Vets Exposed to Toxins at Fort McClellan
May 24, 2011 Repealing Mandatory Funding for Graduate Medical Education
May 12, 2011 The Economy and the Stability of the Middle Class
April 14, 2011 Providing for Consideration of H. Con. Res 34, Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FIscal Year 2012
April 13, 2011 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012
April 8, 2011 The Republican Road to Ruin Budget
April 7, 2011 Letter to All Members of the House of Representatives
April 5, 2011 House Budget Would End Health Care for Seniors As We Know It
Feb. 10, 2011 Letter to Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court - Recusing Himself from Deliberations on Healthcare Reform
Feb. 8, 2011 Clean Air Act
Jan. 19, 2011 Opposing Repeal Of Health Care Reform
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