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

Residence: Amsterdam, NY
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2022
DOB: 6/18/1949
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Horse Caucus
Co-ChairNational Heritage Area Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
Co-ChairElectrification Caucus
FC MemberUpstate New York Congressional Caucus
Co-ChairSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Research and Technology
FC MemberCongressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
FC MemberNew York Defense Working Group
FC MemberNortheast Agricultural Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Watchdog Caucus
FC MemberNew York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberDutch Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study
FC MemberCongressional Biomass Caucus
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Long Island Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberU.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Grid Innovation Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberHouse Livable Communities Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Policy Caucus
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Congressional Coalition (NEMW)
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberHurricane Irene Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Maker Caucus (3D Printing Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Kingdom of the Netherlands
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberCollege Affordability Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberDairy Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality 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 seventh 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. He was elected by his peers in the 116th Congress to chair the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. He was also selected to continue his service on the Science, Space and Technology Committee, as well as on the Natural Resources Committee.

He has previously served on the Education and Labor Committee and the Budget Committee.