Paul (Paul) D. Tonko (D-USH20)
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Capitol: 202.225.5076
FAX: 202.225.5077
District: 518.843.3400
District FAX: 518.843.8874
Room 2369 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3220

Residence: Amsterdam, NY
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2020
DOB: 6/18/1949
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Horse Caucus
Co-ChairNational Heritage Area Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
FC MemberUpstate New York Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberNortheast Agricultural Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment
FC MemberNew York Defense Working Group
FC MemberCongressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomass Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Research and Technology
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberCongressional Watchdog Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberDutch Congressional Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberNew York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberHurricane Irene Coalition
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberHouse Livable Communities Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dairy Farmers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Columbia / Delaware / Dutchess / Essex / Greene / Otsego / Rensselaer / Saratoga / Warren / Washington


Congressman Paul Tonko represents New York's 20th Congressional District, including the communities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs and Amsterdam. He represents all of Albany and Schenectady Counties and parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties.

He is serving his fifth term, after first being sworn into Congress in 2009.

Paul serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest standing committee in the House, created in December of 1795. He is the first Upstate New York Democratic member to serve on the committee since Leo O'Brien, who resigned the post in October 1966. As a member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, Paul also serves on the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, which has jurisdiction over non-defense federal scientific research and development.

He has previously served on the Natural Resources Committee, the Education and Workforce Committee and the Budget Committee.

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