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On his 75th birthday, the nation's 47th vice president visited Proctors in Schenectady Monday night — one of 19 stops on his "American Promise" book tour. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there when Joe Biden walked out on stage .

Local leaders gathered in Troy Sunday to urge federal lawmakers to keep the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit as tax overhaul bills make their way through Congress.

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The latest Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act has triggered a series of rallies across New York. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas attended one in downtown Albany today, hours before Arizona Sen. John McCain announced he’s opposing the Graham-Cassidy bill...

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Donald Trump has surrounded himself with military men.

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

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Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko stopped by Albany Medical Center Tuesday morning to headline a press conference on water systems and infrastructure.

Democrats are eager for the next election.

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

It’s been a summer of unprecedented political rancor.

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

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

Advocates for the environment aren’t taking kindly to the White House’s budget proposal.

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

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The Capital Region’s Congressman is another year older.

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

American politics has become so sour, it took the shooting of a member of Congress to renew calls for bipartisanship.

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

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New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th House district, is reacting to the shooting in Virginia Wednesday morning at a Congressional baseball practice in which House GOP Whip Steve Scalise and others were injured. President Trump announced the alleged shooter has died of injuries sustained during the shootout. Rep. Tonko of the Capital Region tells WAMC News that the tone Wednesday between political rivals has turned "conciliatory."

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. 

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