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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
Date Title
Aug. 11, 2016 Tonko Decries 53-Day House Recess
Aug. 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John Kerry, Secretary of State - Prioritize Human Rights and Justice Reform In Bilateral Talks With Mexico
Aug. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Waters, Conyers, Johnson Lead Over 60 House Democrats in Letter Supporting CFPB Arbitration Proposal
July 27, 2016 Tonko Announces Major Funding for Port of Albany
July 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation - Menendez, Booker, Sires, Watson Coleman Urge USDOT to Change Rule on Performance Measures for Congestion Relief
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
July 17, 2016 Tonko Urges Speaker Ryan to Cancel Seven Week Recess, Cites Large To-Do List for House
July 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Honorable Frank Pallone, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act (H.R. 1197)
July 14, 2016 Congress Has Unfinished Business
July 13, 2016 Tonko Statement on House Science Committee Subpoena of Attorneys General, Environmental Groups
July 13, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Act on Flint Before House Adjourns
July 13, 2016 Beyer, Science Committee Democrats Respond to Committee's Anti-Science Subpoenas
July 13, 2016 Statement in Response to the Committee's Issuance of Subpoena
July 8, 2016 The Prevention of Gun Violence
July 7, 2016 Tonko Statement on House GOP Indefinitely Suspending Votes on Gun Violence Prevention
July 6, 2016 Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016
July 6, 2016 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
July 6, 2016 Tonko Supports Mental Health Reform, Urges Additional Action, Resources from Congress
July 6, 2016 Tonko Lauds White House Action Expanding Access to Opioid Treatment, Urges Congress to Finish the Job
July 1, 2016 Tonko, Sheehan, LGBT Leaders Mark Conclusion of Pride Month, Discuss Progress Made Toward Equality, Work Still Ahead of the Community
June 30, 2016 Pallone, Tonko Request Hearings & Action to Update Safe Drinking Water Act
June 30, 2016 Tonko Tour AMRI in Rensselaer
June 23, 2016 Tonko Statement on Conclusion of 25+ Hour Long House Democrat Sit-In Demanding Congressional Action on Gun Violence
June 22, 2016 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
June 22, 2016 Tonko Statement on House Democrat Sit-In Demanding Congressional Action on Gun Violence
June 22, 2016 Energy & Commerce Democrats Denounce Republicans' Medicaid Proposal
June 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Urging Additional Federal Action to Address Air Pollution Near Ports
June 21, 2016 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
June 20, 2016 Letter to Robert M. Califf, Commisioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Discriminatory Blood Ban on Gay and Bisexual Men
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary, Department of State - Calling on Secretary John Kerry to meet US Commitment to Syrian Refugees
June 15, 2016 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017
June 14, 2016 E&C Committee Democrats Mark First Step Towards Mental Health Reform
June 13, 2016 Tonko Statement on Orlando Shooting
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
June 9, 2016 Celebrating Pride Month
June 9, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand LGBT Protections In The Trans-Pacific Partnership
June 8, 2016 Letter to President Barack Obama - Opposing Offshore Seismic Testing
June 8, 2016 Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016
June 8, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commision- Protect Americans from Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts
May 31, 2016 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
May 27, 2016 Reed Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Finger Lakes
May 26, 2016 Tonko Named to Conference Committee for Energy Bill
May 25, 2016 Tonko to Host White House Director of National Drug Control Policy At Opioid Forum Next Week in Albany
May 24, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Disband the Select Panel
May 24, 2016 Tonko Votes Against TSCA
May 24, 2016 TSCA Modernization Act of 2015
May 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Update Lead and Copper Rule Following Flint Water Crisis
May 20, 2016 Tonko Plans to Oppose TSCA
May 20, 2016 Letter to Chairman Meredith Broadbent, International Trade Commission - Combat Illegal Trade
May 20, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States- See Firsthand Why the TPP Is Bad for American Workers
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