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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.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

  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.

Workers attend to the broken pipe, preparing to weld new pieces.
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After recent underground water and sewage breakdowns throughout the Capital Region, Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko is renewing his call for passage of the AQUA Bill. The bill would provide $21 billion over five years for local infrastructure projects.

Troy Fire Department

Troy was awarded $972,000 in Federal aid through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFE grant program.

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The next two weeks are all about politics, but with a laundry list of unaddressed issues, Capital Region Democrat Paul Tonko says Congress shouldn't be taking a vacation.

  The opioid crisis has worried officials across the Northeast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about a recent forum he hosted in Albany. 

  The Orlando nightclub shooting has inspired new debate over gun control.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it’s time for a new approach. 

House Democrats at a sit-in Wednesday.
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House Democrats have been holding a sit-in today to try to force Republicans who control the chamber to allow a vote on gun control legislation. Reports say the procedural gambit has only been attempted twice since the 1970s.  Civil Rights icon and Georgia Congressman John Lewis is among the protestors. New York Democrat Paul Tonko of the 20th district discussed the sit-in with WAMC News Wednesday afternoon.

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Republican Joe Vitollo says he is running for Congress for his family’s sake.

  A year ago, the notion of a Donald Trump White House was little more than a lark. Things have changed.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — talks politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

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This week the U.S. House of Representatives approved updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act. The 40-year-old piece of legislation, which provides EPA with authority to regulate commercial chemicals,  was considered by many to be ineffective, including Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko. The Democrat worked for more than two years to strengthen the law for consumers, but when the bill back came from the Senate, Tonko voted against the measure. Tonko explained his vote to WAMC's Lucas Willard.

This is the site of the Troy water main break on the day after.
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Now that the nice weather is here, construction crews are a common sight. But in many cases, workers are digging up roadways to repair aging water and sewer pipes. Old infrastructure can create new challenges as well as inconveniences.

  The Zika virus has become an international concern.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about what Congress can do to combat it. 

  The New York governor and New York City mayor are both in political hot water of late.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what reforms he’d like to see. 

  The presidential primary season is nearly over, but it’s not yet settled.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko — a Democrat from the 20th district — talks politics with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

The event was hosted by Mayor Kathy Sheehan at Albany’s historic City Hall.
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This morning at Albany City Hall, The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and the Hudson River Valley Greenway announced 17 grants to cultural and historic organizations throughout the Hudson Valley.

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