Representative Paul Tonko's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 20, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independence, Women's Equality, Working Families for U.S. House - District 20
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7/13/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House- Act on Flint Before House Adjourns 7/13/16 Beyer, Science Committee Democrats Respond to Committee's Anti-Science Subpoenas 7/07/16 Tonko Statement on House GOP Indefinitely Suspending Votes on Gun Violence Prevention 7/06/16 Tonko Supports Mental Health Reform, Urges Additional Action, Resources from Congress 7/06/16 Tonko Lauds White House Action Expanding Access to Opioid Treatment, Urges Congress to Finish the Job 7/06/16 Letter to the Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, the Honorable Nita M. Lowey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations - Pell Grant Protections 7/01/16 Tonko, Sheehan, LGBT Leaders Mark Conclusion of Pride Month, Discuss Progress Made Toward Equality, Work Still Ahead of the Community 6/30/16 Tonko Tour AMRI in Rensselaer 6/30/16 Pallone, Tonko Request Hearings & Action to Update Safe Drinking Water Act 6/23/16 Tonko Statement on Conclusion of 25+ Hour Long House Democrat Sit-In Demanding Congressional Action on Gun Violence 6/22/16 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader, United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip, United States House of Representatives - S.J.Res. 28 6/22/16 Tonko Statement on House Democrat Sit-In Demanding Congressional Action on Gun Violence 6/22/16 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal 6/21/16 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewel, Secretary of the Interior, Christy Goldfuss, Managing Director of the Council on Environmental Quality, and Neil Kornze, Director of the Bureau of Land Management - Coal Regulations 6/21/16 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Urging Additional Federal Action to Address Air Pollution Near Ports 6/20/16 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, Department of State - Calling on Secretary John Kerry to meet US Commitment to Syrian Refugees 6/20/16 Letter to Commisioner Robert M. Califf, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men 6/15/16 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017 6/14/16 E&C Committee Democrats Mark First Step Towards Mental Health Reform 6/13/16 Tonko Statement on Orlando Shooting 6/09/16 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership 6/09/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections In The Trans-Pacific Partnership 6/09/16 Celebrating Pride Month 6/08/16 Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016 6/08/16 Letter to President Barack Obama- Opposing Offshore Seismic Testing 6/08/16 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts 5/31/16 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives -Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban 5/27/16 Reed Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Finger Lakes 5/26/16 Tonko Named to Conference Committee for Energy Bill 5/25/16 Tonko to Host White House Director of National Drug Control Policy At Opioid Forum Next Week in Albany 5/24/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel 5/24/16 Tonko Votes Against TSCA 5/24/16 Tsca Modernization Act of 2015 5/20/16 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States- See Firsthand Why the TPP Is Bad for American Workers 5/20/16 Tonko Plans to Oppose TSCA 5/20/16 Letter to Chairman Meredith Broadbent, International Trade Commission- Combat Illegal Trade 5/20/16 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Update Lead and Copper Rule Following Flint Water Crisis 5/19/16 Payne, Jr., Nearly 90 Members Issue Joint Statement on Verizon Labor Negotiations 5/17/16 Pallone & Tonko Voice Opposition to Current Framework of Legislation to Update Chemical Safety Laws 5/16/16 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus 5/16/16 Letter to Chairman John Kline, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Chairman Todd Rokita, Chair of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, Ranking Member Robert "Bobby" C. Scott, Ranking Member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Ranking Member Marica L. Fudge, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education - WIC Reauthorization 5/13/16 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 5/12/16 Letter to the Honorable Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors- Calling for Diversity at the Federal Reserve Bank 5/12/16 Tonko Legislation Addressing Opioid Addiction Treatment Passes House of Representatives 5/11/16 Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Expansion and Modernization Act 5/07/16 Upton, Pallone, Shimkus, Tonko Comment on Efforts to Update Chemical Safety Laws for the 21st Century 5/04/16 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic 5/02/16 Letter to the Honorable Sally Jewell, Secretary of the US Department of the Interior - Protecting Arctic Ecosystem 5/02/16 Letter to the Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State - Pushing for Investigation of Murder of Honduran Human Rights Defender Berta Cáceres 5/02/16 Letter to The Honorable Sall Jewell, Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior - Urging DOI to End Dangerous Oil & Gas Drilling in the Arctic

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