Representative Paul D. Tonko's Public Statements


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: LGBT Issue Position: Economy and Jobs Issue Position: Education Issue Position: Tax Policy Issue Position: Energy Issue Position: Families Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: The Future of Education Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Immigration Policies that Work Issue Position: War in Iraq/Veteran's Issues Issue Position: Local Issue Position: Energy 8/07/14 Letter to Janice Schneider, Assistant Secretary of Lands and Minerals Management - Modernizing the Outdated and Inadequate Onshore Oil and Gas Fiscal System 8/07/14 Tonko Announces $1.4 Million for Skidmore 8/07/14 Letter to Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management - Opposing Atlantic Drilling 8/04/14 Tonko Urges Speaker to Cancel Recess, Cites Large To-Do List for House 7/31/14 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer 7/31/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - House Should Stay in Session to Address Budget and Other Pressing Issues 7/30/14 Tonko to Hold Telephone Town Hall on Economic Development Next Tuesday 7/25/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed 7/23/14 Tonko Statement on Newly Proposed Oil Train Safety Standards 7/22/14 Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Nearly $4 Million to Rehabilitate Runway at Albany International Airport 7/22/14 Make It in America 7/18/14 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Publish Revised Poultry Slaughter Rule, Open New Public Comment Period, Solicit Public Comments 7/17/14 Tonko Pushes Constitutional Amendment to Limit Money in Politics 7/17/14 Safe Climate Caucus 7/15/14 Infrastructure Needs Of America 7/15/14 Governor Cuomo Announces $3.6 Million in Job Training Funding 7/15/14 Tonko Statement on Housing for Undocumented Children 7/10/14 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - House Democrats Call For USTR to Stop Using Distorted Data 7/09/14 Comprehensive DOT Rail Regulations 7/09/14 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 7/09/14 Tonko Statement on EU Proposal to Remove Ban On Crude Oil Exports 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, Majority Leader Elect - Unemployment Insurance 6/25/14 Letter to Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Leader Elect - Path Forward on 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 Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions 6/20/14 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Care for Victims of Sexual Assault 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 Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Level Playing Field For U.S. Steel Manufacturers 6/17/14 Letter to Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health - Make Demographic Data Public for All Clinical Trials 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 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015