Representative Paul D. Tonko's Public Statements

Biographical

Full Name: Paul D. Tonko
Current Office: U.S. House - 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
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Supporting Small Businesses Issue Position: Tax Policy Issue Position: LGBT Issue Position: Local Issue Position: Immigration Policies that Work Issue Position: Energy Issue Position: Education Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Families Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Energy Issue Position: The Future of Education Issue Position: War in Iraq/Veteran's Issues Issue Position: Economy and Jobs 6/26/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence 6/25/14 Letter to Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader Elect - Path Forward on Unemployment Insurance 6/25/14 Letter to Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader Elect - Unemployment Insurance 6/24/14 Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act 6/24/14 North American Energy Infrastructure Act 6/20/14 Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Albany International Airport To Receive More Than $820,000 In DOT Funding For Infrastructure Improvements 6/20/14 Letter to Slcan Gibson, Department of Veterans Affairs - Sexual Assault Claims 6/20/14 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Care for Victims of Sexual Assault 6/20/14 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions 6/18/14 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Butterfield and Price Press EPA Administrator for Stricter Standards on Coal Ash 6/17/14 Letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Make Demographic Data Public for All Clinical Trials 6/17/14 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Level Playing Field For U.S. Steel Manufacturers 6/12/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei 6/10/14 More than 318,000 Borrowers in New York Will Benefit from President's Executive Action to Make Student Debt More Manageable 6/10/14 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 6/02/14 At House Renovated by Schenectady YouthBuild Students, Gillibrand and Tonko Push to Keep Federal Funding For Vital Job Training and Educational Programs 6/02/14 Letter to Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Campaign Finance Decisions 5/30/14 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Preventing Sex Trafficking 5/29/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras 5/29/14 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations 5/28/14 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 5/27/14 Tonko Announces $513,389 for SUNY Albany Research Foundation 5/22/14 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner- Same-Sex Spouses Deserve Equal Social Security Benefits 5/21/14 Village of Green Island Fire Department to Receive Federal Grant 5/20/14 The Devastation of Alzheimer's Disease 5/09/14 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 5/08/14 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers 5/08/14 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman Committee on Energy and Commerce - Hearing on National Climate Assessment 5/06/14 May is Mental Health Month 5/06/14 Barber, DeGette, Matsui, Napolitano, Tonko Unveil Mental Health Legislation 4/29/14 Letter to Steven Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Association of Chain Drug Stores - Ban Cigarette and Tobacco Product Sales 4/28/14 Letter to John Shimkus, Chairman of Subcommitee on Environment and the Economy of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "Chemicals in Commerce Act" on State Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations 4/28/14 Committee Members Raise Concerns about Impact of "Chemicals in Commerce Act" on State Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations 4/23/14 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 4/10/14 Letter to Howard "Buck" Mckeon, Chairman and Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the U.S. Armed Services Committee - Funding for the Modernization and Recapitalization of the Air National Guard C-130 Fleet