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  The 2016 election is still more than a year away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the campaign is in its silly season.

  We all deal with loss.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his father Stanley Tonko, who recently died at 94.

  Income inequality has become a theme of the early 2016 campaign.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the middle and working classes are being left behind.

  Many House Democrats broke ranks with the White House over trade.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about what he calls “NAFTA on steroids.”

  Horse racing is enjoying a banner year with its first Triple Crown winner in nearly four decades, but the sport still has plenty of problems.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about a bill of his that would clean up the game.

  Denied recognition during his lifetime, Henry Johnson recently received the nation’s highest military honor.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about Albany’s favorite son.

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The nation and its political leaders have been reacting to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the legality of federal tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the court’s liberal wing in a 6-3 configuration, the second major decision in favor of Obamacare during his tenure. Reaction has largely hued along party lines, with Democrats, including the president, hailing the victory and Republicans continuing to call for repeal, Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat, spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus from the House just after the decision went public.

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Speaking today at the Albany School of the Humanities, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko vowed to fight to protect healthier food standards and programs for schools as Congress prepares to debate child nutrition standards. 

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Capital District Congressman Paul Tonko is introducing legislation to crack down on illegal doping in thoroughbred horse racing. 

  How should communities protect themselves from volatile crude oil?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that new Department of Transportation regulations are only a start.

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