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Paul Tonko

Democrats (And Rand Paul) Go In Search Of Secret GOP Obamacare Bill

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After years of complaining about the secretive way Democrats drafted the Affordable Care Act, Republicans locked a bill to repeal and r...

Tonko Wins Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Tonko (D) defeated Republican Jim Fischer on Tuesday. Tonko and Fischer were facing off to represent New York's 20th District in Congress...

America Needs to Renew Focus on Women in the Workplace

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Rep. Paul Tonko

We cannot get serious about economic development while hamstringing more than half of our workforce, which is exactly what we have been doing for decades by not supporting women in the workplace.

Voices of McClellan Vets Silenced Daily by Gridlock in Washington

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Rep. Paul Tonko

Veterans signed up and wore the uniform under a sense of duty and desire to keep our nation safe. These are the last people Members of Congress should break our country's promises with. Yet, that is what is happening to an unknown number of Americans who served at Fort McClellan in Alabama for decades.

Don't Undervalue Importance of Co-benefits

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Rep. Paul Tonko

Many climate change deniers would have you believe that addressing climate change is all pain and no gain. This is simply not true.

Congressmen Make Good On Promise To Donate Shutdown Pay To Charity

Times Union | Jordan Carleo-Evangelist | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

HUDSON, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson volunteered Monday to help make holiday care packages for needy families at Catholic Charities Food Pantry, the...

A Reasonable Approach to a Clear and Present Danger

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Rep. Paul Tonko

The economic damages from last year's weather disasters alone totaled $110 billion. In order to combat its impacts and costs, we need to be proactive in tackling climate change. The President's plan will help us to do just that.

The Republican Budget Hypocrisy

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Rep. Paul Tonko

What kind of health care plan will $8,000 buy in 2022 for our sickest and oldest seniors, when $9,000 can't buy a plan for a Member of Congress today?

Press Conference Drives Reform Message

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

This is exactly the kind of message we need to be driving as part of a larger campaign in these elections -- that change has not come to Washington because corporations have been too big a part of the roadblocks.