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Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Although he says it's too early to know if Congress should consider impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, says he is joining the call for an independent investigation into the White House's firing of FBI Director James Comey and President Trump's disclosure of intelligence to emissaries from Russia. The New York Times reported that before firing Comey, the president had asked him to halt an investigation into embattled then-national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Capital Region Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko held a town hall meeting last night at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. But unlike his Republican colleagues in the region, who are hearing demands from constituents for face time to ask tough questions, Tonko was greeted by a friendly audience with questions about how he plans to navigate a Washington dominated by the GOP. 

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The area is mourning Capital Region Chamber of Commerce President, Chuck Steiner.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The April recess is a time for members of the House to perform constituent service.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Constituents have been contacting their representatives with increased frequency in recent months.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The Capital Region has experienced many recent water infrastructure failures.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his ongoing water tour.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is running for a second term.

Congressman Paul Tonko met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning, March 19, 2017.
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Republican leaders are planning a vote Thursday to repeal and replace much of Obamacare. Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko doesn’t think much of the plan. The Democrat met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Environmentalists are deeply concerned about the Trump White House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The Trump administration is trying again with its immigrant and refugee policy.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

What is a U.S. representative’s obligation to constituents?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he thinks town hall meetings are vital.

Anti-abortion activists held rallies across the country yesterday, but many were met with counter-protestors.

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A Capital Region Congressman is thanking protestors who demonstrated over the weekend against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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After a storm of criticism, including from President-elect Donald Trump, House Republicans reversed themselves Tuesday and restored the current rules of the Office of Congressional Ethics. Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat, spoke to WAMC News about the back and forth.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

New York’s senior Senator will be the head Democrat in the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what that means for the party.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Should House Democrats get a new leader?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s standing by Nancy Pelosi.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Democrats will find themselves out of power in the new year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he believes Donald Trump won the White House.

Democratic incumbent Paul Tonko easily defeated Republican challenger Joe Vitollo, securing a fifth term representing New York's 20th congressional district. 

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For one last night this election season, "debate watching" became the national pastime. All across America and here in New York, people gathered in living rooms and public places to watch the third and final presidential debate.  WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas attended a Democratic watch party in Albany. 

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area holds press event in Albany, NY, to announce new tools that aim to make it easier to explore the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Attendees include Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Acting Exe
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Some new tools are out, designed to augment interest in upstate New York's burgeoning heritage tourism industry.

A kickoff event was held Sunday at the Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center to promote The Maccabi Games, expected to bring more than 700 athletes from around the world to the area next year. 

  In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock concludes his discussion with Joe Vitollo — a Republican running for New York’s 20th Congressional district. 

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Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko announced Wednesday that Albany International Airport will receive $1.1 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for security enhancements.

  Does the Capital Region want new representation in Washington?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Joe Vitollo — a Republican running for New York’s 20th Congressional district — continues his talk with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  One local candidate is counting on an anti-incumbency vote this November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, GOP candidate Joe Vitollo tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s running for New York’s 20th House district seat.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

  The Zika virus continues to spread.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that more federal funding is needed to counteract Zika.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The whole House of Representatives is on the ballot in November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he always runs like he’s losing.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

  A Republican hasn’t carried New York in three decades.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he doesn’t think that’ll change anytime soon.

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A local mayor and a Congressman joined forces to call for additional federal funding to remediate Brownfields today.

The Albany Sinkhole, August 8, 2016
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Infrastructure issues continue to dog two area cities. Here's the latest on the Albany sinkhole and the Troy water main break.

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