paul tonko http://wamc.org en Saratoga County GOP Endorses Congressional Candidate For 20th District http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-county-gop-endorses-congressional-candidate-20th-district <p>The Saratoga County Republican Party has selected a candidate to run for Congress in New York’s 20<sup>th</sup> District, where a longtime Capital District political figure cruised to reelection two years ago.</p><p></p><p>Recently, Jim Fischer was selected by the Saratoga County Republican Committee as the endorsed candidate to run in the Congressional race in the 20<sup>th</sup> District, a seat currently held by three-term Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:51:21 +0000 Lucas Willard 81927 at http://wamc.org Saratoga County GOP Endorses Congressional Candidate For 20th District NY Conressman Paul Tonko: Republicans Face Political Fallout http://wamc.org/post/ny-conressman-paul-tonko-republicans-face-political-fallout <p>New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat representing the Capital Region, says his Republican colleagues could face political fallout if the bumpy rollout of the Affordable Care Act gives way to a successful program in the long term. Tonko spoke on WAMC’s Congressional Corner program.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:41:20 +0000 Ian Pickus 78814 at http://wamc.org NY Conressman Paul Tonko: Republicans Face Political Fallout New York Rep. Paul Tonko - Obama On Climate Change And SCOTUS On DOMA http://wamc.org/post/new-york-rep-paul-tonko-obama-climate-change-and-scotus-doma <p>In a speech being lauded by environmental activists, yesterday President Barack Obama announced several proposals to limit pollution that is contributing to climate change. The policies include the establishment of carbon pollution standards for power plants and increased funding for clean energy technology over the coming decades.</p><p>For reaction to the speech WAMC spoke with Representative Paul Tonko of New York’s 20th District. Before discussing climate change we asked Tonko for his reaction to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidating the federal Defense of Marriage Act.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:34:00 +0000 67924 at http://wamc.org New York Rep. Paul Tonko - Obama On Climate Change And SCOTUS On DOMA U.S. Rep. Pushing Education, Early Education Initiatives http://wamc.org/post/us-rep-pushing-education-early-education-initiatives <p>As another school year comes to a close, education and education funding remain among the top concerns for parents, teachers and public officials.</p><p>President Barack Obama's “Early Learning Days of Action” initiative was highlighted in New York last week as Congressman Paul Tonko read to 16 children enrolled in what's called "The Butterfly Class" at Albany Head Start. The pre-K students were delighted with Tonko's chosen work: "Welcome To Kindergarten" by Anne Rockwell.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:23:41 +0000 Dave Lucas 66679 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Pushing Education, Early Education Initiatives Sequester Continues... How Long? http://wamc.org/post/sequester-continues-how-long <p>Sequestration cuts continue taking their toll - U.S. Representative Paul Tonko says Congress is ready to bargain.<br><br>Sequester cuts are affecting everything from "Meals on Wheels" programs to cancer clinics being forced to turn Medicare patients away due to the high cost of chemotherapy.<br><br>Is sequestration any closer to resolution?<br> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:52:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 66556 at http://wamc.org Sequester Continues... How Long? Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-paul-tonko-2 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Tax reform means different things to different people.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20<sup>th</sup> district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that certain corporate loopholes should be closed.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 64174 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-paul-tonko-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Campaign finance reform has become a perpetual goal for reformers.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is hopeful a supportive bipartisan coalition can be cobbled together in the House.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 64172 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-paul-tonko-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Entitlements are a constant source of debate in Washington.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Republicans have long targeted Social Security.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 64171 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-paul-tonko-part-2-19 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Immigration is back on Washington’s front burner.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that November’s electoral results have reshaped the debate.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 57919 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 2 Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-paul-tonko-part-1-19 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The country faces sequestration if a deal can’t be reached in Washington.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko, a Democrat who represents the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that House members on both sides of the aisle are concerned about the sequester.</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 57917 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Paul Tonko - Part 1