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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
March 10, 2014 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military
March 7, 2014 Tonko Celebrates Women's History Month
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
March 6, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Changes to Affordable Care Act Enrollment Process
March 5, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - FDA's Proposed Rule to Protect Consumers of Generic Drugs
March 5, 2014 Tonko Votes for Bipartisan Flood Insurance Relief
March 4, 2014 Make It in America
March 4, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Bipartisan Lawmakers Defend Medicare
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Honeybee Research Funding
Feb. 27, 2014 Tonko: "Give America a Raise"
Feb. 26, 2014 Wind Power
Feb. 26, 2014 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation - Strengthen Oversight of Crude Oil Transport in Lower Hudson Valley Following Regional Derailments
Feb. 21, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency - Reduce Super Pollutant Allowances
Feb. 19, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Exclude 'Chained CPI' from Budget
Feb. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Diplomacy with Iran
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reveal Top Line Intelligence Spending Levels in FY2015 Budget
Feb. 12, 2014 Tonko Hosts Niskayuna Community Action Program in Washington
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protection for Agricultural Workers Exposed to Pesticides
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Federal Building Concession Workers in Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage
Feb. 6, 2014 Tonko Applauds Energy Department Support in Capital Region
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. 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Tier 3 Standards
Jan. 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency - Northeast Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a Model for the Nation
Jan. 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Full LIHEAP Funding in 2015 Budget
Jan. 29, 2014 Tonko Statement in Response to 2014 State of the Union
Jan. 29, 2014 Letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education - Campus Sexual Assaults
Jan. 28, 2014 Hoyer, Pelosi, Slaughter & DeGette, Along with 87 Members of Congress File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Contraceptive Coverage Requirement Challenge
Jan. 24, 2014 Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary, Department of the Interior - Conserve National Treasures Using Antiquities Act
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Urging U.S. Military to End Presumptive Ban on Sikh Articles of Faith
Jan. 23, 2014 Letter to Freedom Industries President Gary Southern - Regarding Chemicals Stored at the Elk River Facility
Jan. 22, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Strengthen Clean Water
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Eastman Chemical Company Chief Executive Officer Mark Costa - Release Studies on Effects of MCHM
Jan. 16, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives - Emergency Unemployment Compensation
Jan. 14, 2014 Equal Opportunity in America
Jan. 13, 2014 Letter to Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chair John Shimkus - Hearing on West Virginia Chemical Spill
Jan. 13, 2014 Water Scarcity
Jan. 9, 2014 Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act
Jan. 7, 2014 Jobs
Dec. 13, 2013 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Military Sexual Trauma Survivors
Dec. 12, 2013 Tonko Votes for Budget Compromise
Dec. 12, 2013 Providing for the Consideration of Senate Amendment to H.J. Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Republicans Must Not Adjourn for Year without Extending Federal Unemployment Insurance
Dec. 11, 2013 Millions Gain Access to Mental Health Benefits Under ACA
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairmans of the Federal Communications Commission - DeFazio Sponsors Bill to Ban Cell Phone Conversations on Planes
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses
Dec. 10, 2013 Tonko Statement on Waste of Taxpayer Dollars on Increased Federal Contractor Compensation
Dec. 10, 2013 Letter to Rajiv Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development - Reproductive Health as a Core Human Right
Dec. 9, 2013 Tonko Urges New Yorkers Affected by 9/11 Exposure to Apply for Health Benefits
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